Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour | The Daily Post

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour | The Daily Post.

 In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day…go out, take some time to study light, and see what you can come up with…

I was a late starter for this challenge: I am more of a night worker in that I often work late and then sleep in so, more often than not, I will miss the day’s first golden hour; as it is winter here, the day’s second golden hour is usually when I am really riding the muse and simply don’t notice when it gets dark, and/or I am dealing with dinner, dogs and stuff…

It was only when I saw Cynthia’s post ‘COFFEE IN MY GARDEN – AT DAWN‘ that I was reminded that I needed to pay a bit more attention for first and last lights… even then it took me two days to get it right so the first light shots are from Friday and the last light ones are from Saturday – fortunately the conditions were much the same both days so most people won’t notice….

Golden Hour - Morning-001

First light facing the eastern sun

Golden Hour - Morning-003

First light just kissing the hill to the west


Getting dark in the east


…and the sun already gone in the west…

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