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travsirocz 07-09-2011 08:48 PM

Gallery: Blue Hour
 
One of the hardest times to catch with a very short time to catch it in, the blue hour. Morning blue hour seems to be the better of the two.

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coborn35 07-09-2011 11:51 PM

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Chris Z 07-10-2011 12:24 AM

I think I only have one on here:

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Chris Z

Ween 07-10-2011 12:33 AM

I thought this was going to be a thread about Joe Blue...

Chase55671 07-10-2011 12:40 AM

I may be bending the rules a little bit here, since technically this is not considered the "blue hour", but a full moon sky sometimes gives the impression of twilight.

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D.Massey 07-10-2011 03:06 AM

I have a few.

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Doyle

Chase55671 07-10-2011 03:44 AM

You have some of the best twilight photos, Doyle. I really enjoy them!

Chase

N. Herring 07-10-2011 03:53 AM

Here is one taken by my best friend, I havent ever had luck at blue hour

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Dennis A. Livesey 07-10-2011 04:09 AM

I wouldn't know if morning blue is better since i only come out at night...

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All excellent, excellent stuff on display here.

trainboysd40 07-10-2011 06:10 AM

Here's mine..the only one. The spots I shoot at generally don't translate well to not being able to see the background...
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Holloran Grade 07-10-2011 06:16 AM

I like the Blue and the Golden Hours.
 
This is way past the "Blue Hour" but it looks like it because of a long exposure.

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and:

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To the eye is was dark, not twilight.



I prefer the "Golden Hour."

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5865928464/" title="Showy Penstemon [2011 Solstice Study] by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/5865928464_2342fcc3be_m.jpg" width="240" height="163" alt="Showy Penstemon [2011 Solstice Study]"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5865927414/" title="Room with a View [2011 Solstice Study] by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6033/5865927414_6f7877e328_m.jpg" width="157" height="240" alt="Room with a View [2011 Solstice Study]"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5467248485/" title="California Dreamin' by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5467248485_a6a6acca45_m.jpg" width="240" height="162" alt="California Dreamin'"></a>


I would call these legit blue hour images.

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And:

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And:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5217418598/" title="Sun Rise on Mt. Baldy by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5217418598_88bf5605ed_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Sun Rise on Mt. Baldy"></a>

DWHonan 07-10-2011 04:55 PM

The blue hour is one of my favorite times to shoot -- unfortunately, this is a preference that doesn't always work out well when living in the Seattle area.

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The Chase-approved substitute:
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Joe the Photog 07-10-2011 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ween (Post 139398)
I thought this was going to be a thread about Joe Blue...

I thought eventually you'd post something worthwhile. Guess I was wrong.

troy12n 07-10-2011 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 139423)
I thought eventually you'd post something worthwhile. Guess I was wrong.

Don't hold your breath on that...

crazytiger 07-11-2011 02:01 AM

I've got a few...
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By Chase's definition...
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MDH 07-11-2011 01:49 PM

My favorite ones that I've taken:

Evening:

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Morning:

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I'm mostly a "sunny wedgie" shooter or otherwise have a few night shots but not much in the way of true "blue hour" shots on here although it's an interesting time to shoot.

Regards,
Michael

Freericks 07-11-2011 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 139423)
I thought eventually you'd post something worthwhile. Guess I was wrong.

Where's the like button!!!!!

Holloran Grade 07-11-2011 03:19 PM

Me too!
 
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Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 139452)
Where's the like button!!!!!

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Ween 07-12-2011 02:05 AM

Hmmm, I have Joe Blue, Troy, Charles, and El Roco lining up against me here...something tells me I'm on the right track.

Freericks 07-12-2011 02:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ween (Post 139504)
Hmmm, I have Joe Blue, Troy, Charles, and El Roco lining up against me here...something tells me I'm on the right track.

What the hell are you doing on the track, Chris? Get the hell off the track. Geez, Dude. Expect a train at any time.

Holloran Grade 07-12-2011 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ween (Post 139504)
Hmmm, I have Joe Blue, Troy, Charles, and El Roco lining up against me here...something tells me I'm on the right track.

Nope, just giving Charles the like button.

bigbassloyd 07-12-2011 02:03 PM

For someone who does his work mostly in the odd hours, I have only one offering.

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Loyd L.

pderekh 07-13-2011 01:15 AM

Thanks Travis for including one of my photos in your thread! :)

David,
your photos inspired me to shoot primarily during the blue hour this last winter. The hard part is since it's night time lighting to not just shoot roster shots at blue hour. I have yet to find a good location in my area of Chicago or suburbs to get a pan shot. I think I also need a better tripod head. :)Getting some movement is my goal for next winter. Then again, see my comment below to Peter "Crazytiger" Lewis.

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To the eye is was dark, not twilight.
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That's exaclty the magic of the blue hour. Most people don't know about it because it's imperceptable to the untrained eye. Imagine my shock when my 7 year old this spring made the comment after leaving drum lessons during a beautiful blue hour night "Dad, you know how light normally looks yellow? It looks blue tonight!" Future photog in training?

Peter,
sorry I missed you this weekend. Your shots remind me that I have some streak type shots of the signal changeover at Naperville I want to try.

Here are some others of mine.

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Thanks Bob,
I was just about to give up on my search for the correct format. It's been so long since I posted. :)

Holloran Grade 07-13-2011 01:23 AM

Paul, you have to put the brackets around the descriptor:

Not [photo id]=356274

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IE:

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crazytiger 07-13-2011 02:32 AM

Paul, I'm not gone yet, but I will be in about 18 hours. I have managed to come to Naperville and have yet to see someone else trackside. I did have someone drive by when I was standing at the Loomis St. crossing in a Black X-Terra and I noticed that the guy riding shotgun had a BNSF hat on. As he was crossing the tracks, he yelled, "FOAMER!!" I yelled back, "YEP!!" No clue if it was employee or fan. Also, in Wheaton today, at the College Ave. station, I had an ill-informed station agent sincerely warn me not to take pictures. She said, "It's against the law." I asked as of when, assuming she would say 9/11, which she did. She went on to say, "If the police see you, they will arrest you and take your camera." Little did she know that inside, I was rolling in laughter, but also quite concerned by her ignorance. I hope to get to Bensenville tomorrow, but it's a long shot. Anyway, got some good BNSF, AMTK, METX, and UP action so far.


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