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Patricia Evans
Seabrook Beach, Seabrook, NH
06:35 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon SX60HS
ISO 100
Exposure time 1/125

Post-processing Details:

Minor edit in Photoshop Elements for contrast

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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:

And from - 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.