Golden hour at an Indiana lake

The golden hour – actually, more like 30 minutes – is that magical period of daylight shortly after sunrise or before sunset, when the brightness of the sky matches streetlights, signs and car headlights. Photographers love it!

Cattails and reeds backlit with a golden glow.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Elina Gorenstein at Lake Waveland, Indiana, captured this dreamy photo on March 21, 2021. She wrote: “As the sun set over Lake Waveland in Indiana, it backlit some reeds and cattails growing on the edge of the lake. The golden hour glow was remarkable: It was so bright and warm!” Thanks, Elina!

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Kelly Kizer Whitt