Photoforum Photography Challenge 2011-4
This is a discussion on Photoforum Photography Challenge 2011-4 within the Photoforum Photography Challenges forums, part of the PHOTO PROJECTS category; The golden hour, or magic hour, is generally defined as the first and last hour of sunlight during the day, both morning and evening. So, ...
The golden hour, or magic hour, is generally defined as the first and last hour of sunlight during the day, both morning and evening. So, an hour before and after sunrise, and an hour before and after sunset.
During these times, lighting is softer (more diffuse) and warmer in hue, and shadows are longer. When the Sun is near the horizon, sunlight travels through more of the atmosphere, reducing the intensity of the direct light. More blue light is scattered, so that light from the Sun appears more reddish.
This light is flattering to almost any subject, from landscape to portrait to wildlife.
So, your challenge is simple. The weather's getting nicer. Get outside and capture images with that warm golden glow of magic hour. Show us what you get.
1. Only photos taken during the challenge period should be posted.
2. Limit of 2 pictures per post for this topic.
3. Discussion of technique and/or inspiration is encouraged!
4. Remember - this is NOT a contest - no voting, no prizes - other than better photos!
Have fun - take pictures - enjoy the golden hour!
“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that,
behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.
Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.”
03-12-2011 08:37 AM
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Sorry for my ignorance, but did you list a start and end date for this challenge?
Originally Posted by Grandpa
It's low key. From the time of his post to when he closes it generally a couple weeks. Just trying to get you out shooting with an plan. A lot of fun to follow.
Y'ALL...........Sitting at the 'puter don't make better photos!!!!!!
Some of my crappy photography on FLICKR
It doesn't say Hanes until he says it says Hanes.
Well with daylight savings time now...I should be out and about during my favorite hour of the day!
*I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~Frank Lloyd Wright, quoted, 14 August 1966*
When I read this challenge's topic, the golden hour, I immediately thought of three or four great spots that I remember from my youth that would be great for this.
I used to go to school by bike, and there's some great views along that way that look really stunning in the right light. I might try to get there in the weekend.
In the meantime, I went looking for some other nice spots where I live now.
This picture was taken tonight from a tower built right next to the crossing of two canals.
Took a few other pictures that were OK, but I liked this one best for this challenge. As the sun was setting behind me, the inside of the tower turned a nice tint of orange.
I wish I could've stayed a bit longer, but I only had a bit of time to spare... Maybe next time.
Canon EOS 1000D, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm (f/2.8) XR Di II VC, Tamron AF 18-200 mm (f/3.5-6.3) Di-II
Thanks Dane Now that we're rolling a bit, I don't mind adding another one.
After today the sun won't be out until Sunday, so I thought I'd try one on the way to work this morning. I was still getting myself into the right position when a dog started barking so I had to beat a hasty retreat to the car.
Nikon D5000, Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm VR f/3.5-5.6,
Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6