Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blue hour

The time between daylight and darkness is called the blue hour. The day is settling into sleep; it's a time of stillness. It is said that the fragrance of flowers is strongest at this time of day. It's a great time to take pictures.

This is a 20-second exposure taken on the shore of Lake Michigan. It was just me, a trio of people who had arrived to see the end of the day and about a half-million small flies. Had I fired a flash while this picture was being exposed, hundreds of small points of light would have been visible from the reflection from the insects.

Not everything settles down in the blue hour.

More photos from the twilight zone.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

1 comment:

kebrunella said...

The colors at this time of the day are so peaceful and quiet...I really love them too. It's such an emotion everytime putting the camera on the tripod and waiting for it to take the shot with the available light...and then looking at the result! I love it. Great photo.