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One of the best times to shoot photos is known as the Magic Hour (Golden Hour). This is considered to be the first and last hour of sunshine in the day. All of us have seen the special light which comes from the sun's low angle to the earth. Many photographers have woken up at all hours to get in position for an amazing shot and use this magic hour light to make an amazing photograph.

 

magic hour photography

Fujifilm X-Pro1 at ISO 1000 - F/2.0 @ 1/34th - 18mm lens

 

The other day I was up for a flight and got to use some of the magic hour special blue light of sunrise at the airport. This photo shows the deep rich color of the morning.

 

Magic Hour Light

Fujifilm X-Pro1 at ISO 250 - F/5.6 @ 1/420th - 18mm lens

 

The other way to get that rich blue color - but not the same golden color - is to use a polarizer filter. This great little filter can turn almost any scene a bit more dramatic. In the photo below look how the red pops and the building loses its "shine" when the polarizer effect is shown.

 

Polarizing Filter

 

Brandon

 



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