Today it is raining as I post this, and we have a chance for severe storms. So I am thinking back a day or two, when it was sunny.
I love so what photographers call "the Golden Hour", the first and last hour of sunlight after sunrise, and before sunset. When the angle of the sun is low, magic happens. The light is soft, golden. If you catch the moment right, everything glows.
|You can see why it is called "The Golden Hour"|
The golden hour is longer the closer you get to one of the poles. Of course, our Southern Tier of New York golden hour would be nothing at all like what they have in Alaska, but what we have still makes me happy.
I haven't tried some of the advanced techniques, such as rim lighting, that the professionals employ during the golden hour. But going outside and dancing in the golden light and seeing how my pictures come out is good enough for me.
Finally, the sun started to go down and the Golden Hour was over.
Have you discovered the Golden Hour for photography, for art, or just to enjoy the light show?