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Patricia Evans
Seabrook Beach, Seabrook, NH
05/15/2019
06:35 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon SX60HS
ISO 100
f/5.6
Exposure time 1/125

Post-processing Details:

Minor edit in Photoshop Elements for contrast

Image Details:

The Waxing Gibbous Moon tonight during the "Blue Hour" at Seabrook Beach in Seabrook, NH:

It was the light and the clouds that drew me here tonight. The sun was setting when I left my house, creating that golden glow but by the time I got to the beach, I was wrapped up in the "Blue Hour."

The Blue Hour is really a thing, you know... like the Golden Hour, but a little later, just after the sun drops below the horizon. There are many tutorials and articles to help photographers shoot successfully during the blue hour.

Here is a link to my Facebook album of all the photos (and one video) that I took tonight during the Blue Hour:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/edit/a.2590960650933646/

And from EarthSky.org - August 30, 2014: - When you see a strong blue tone to photographs, it could be that the photographer has taken advantage of the blue hour. That’s a time of day when the sun has just set or is about to rise, when the sky overhead takes on a deep blue color, and when the landscape is suffused with bluish light. The blue hour is a good time to take photos of the moon, because then the moon’s glare isn’t so bright in contrast to the sky. It’s also a good time to take landscape photos, as the photos on this page show.

The blue hour generally lasts the 20 to 30 minutes just after sunset and just before sunrise.

https://earthsky.org/earth/what-is-the-blue-hour