Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Chasing the golden hour (or, finding the right light)

“The golden hour” in photography is the most beautiful time to shoot – the time right after dawn and just around dusk where the light is softer and the shadows are less harsh. I’m not a morning person, and have never been, which leaves dusk – and I’ve shot in that lighting often.

This morning I was up early, however, and I headed into town at around 8am, before the sun had climbed too high. After a full day shooting in glaring sunshine, I pointed my scooter for home as the sun was dipping towards the horizon.

You can see the difference in light between morning and afternoon clearly. Which do you prefer – the cooler morning light or the warmer evening hues?

(You can also see in the pics of the two girls and the railway tracks that it was already too bright compared to the other shots. Fortunately the main subjects in the railway one were mostly in the shadows, which helped, but the background is a bit blown out.

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4 comments on “Chasing the golden hour (or, finding the right light)

  1. Victor Rakmil
    March 12, 2015

    Great stunning photographs.

  2. Elissa D.
    March 13, 2015

    Wow! Gorgeous Photos. Definitely worth leaving your house for!

  3. Crisisalive
    March 13, 2015

    Love your photos! Wow!

  4. Pekebun
    March 13, 2015

    Awesome pics! The 2 children are adorable.

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