Photography–The Blue Hour

Last winter, I took this photo.

And this one (my favorite!!)

Since then I’ve tried to recreate the look and have failed miserably. I could see that the combination of whitish-yellow of light with a blue-looking background was something I must need to achieve the desired dramatic effect, but I didn’t know how to replicate the process.

Until now!!!

NOW I get it!! Β And I learned I don’t need the whitish-yellow light. It helps create a gorgeous effect. But I can also create the blue color without it!

I learned about the Blue Hour during the blizzard of 2011, but I was a dedicated little student. Β I dressed up for the occasion.


and got this first. Not so blue, but very blizzardy.


Then the blue hour!


So Kent was absolutely right. The weather doesn’t matter. I was surprised. However, I wouldn’t suggest stomping around in weather that will give you frostbite. I know I won’t do it again. Ok. So maybe I will.

I went out again last night, the weather was much nicer, a heat wave, really. I shot these. The first one, meh. It’s ok. But not stunning.


This one? Getting closer to stunning.


And finally…my favorite from last night (and it does kind of take my breath away just a little bit)


My Newbie tip this week? Learn from a professional. You won’t be sorry!

7 thoughts on “Photography–The Blue Hour”

  1. Beautiful! I love them Michelle! Isn’t it just an amazing feeling to look at a beautiful pic and think “I created that!” (Well…with a little help from our Maker πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh – lovely! I love the blue, you have found the sweet spot, my friend! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your new found knowledge. πŸ™‚

  3. Those are gorgeous, Michelle. And I’m ever so envious that you got to take Kent’s class! That’s so cool. Truly, I am happy for you. I’d love to take it one of these days. You look so cute all bundled up in your camo and pink. Tee hee!! πŸ™‚


Leave a Reply to Kent Weakley Cancel reply