Friday, May 30, 2014

Kiwassa Lake During the Blue Hours

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You may have heard of the “Golden Hours” in terms of landscape photography. This is the period of time just after sunrise and just before sunset. You will find warmer colors and greater contrast across a landscape scene during this time. There is also the “Blue Hours,” which occur just before sunrise and just after sunset. During this time the colors get cooler across the landscape, shadows decrease, and there is less contrast. The Blue Hours are in some respects more difficult to shoot but can give a lot of mood to a scene.


Brendan Wiltse

Brendan Wiltse is a photographer and scientist living in Lake Placid. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University in Canada, but you will often find him roaming the wilderness with his camera and his dog. The goal behind his photography is to connect people with the natural world. Visit his website at www.brendanwiltse.com.




One Response

  1. I have made the mistake of taking some of my paintings outdoors to photograph in the evening. It would look like there was plenty of evening light – but when I reviewed the images on the computer, they were way too blue.