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Old Apr 23, 2010, 2:25 PM   #1
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Default The Magic Hour: Heavenly shades of night

These are archival shots taken when I was experimenting with the "Magic Hour". For the first photo shoot our photo club was trying to capture the moonrise as it passed over the Waikiki skyline. However the low hanging clouds fouled that up. Instead I decided to shoot the magic hour. On the second we were on a photo shoot for fireworks and to pass the time away I decided capture the skyline at various hours.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 2:36 PM   #2
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nice skylines.

i really like the 2nd shot, very dramatic with the lighting of the clouds from the moon and the lights of hte city
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 2:42 PM   #3
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While both are nice, I too like #2 the best.

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I like them both, but #1 is my favorite. It looks like a sleeping city.

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:39 PM   #5
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Looks like the lights of the city are reflecting off the clouds. Cool shot.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:42 PM   #6
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very nice, love the night cityscape. I agree 2 is a gem.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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The lights are reflecting off the clouds from the moon. I love that effect. Ive toned down the city lights a bit. They seemed to overexposed to me. Any better?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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Folks,
Thank you for your kind comments. The wind was howling and for Honolulu, cold.... 69 degrees F.
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I agree your touch adds quite a bit.
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 12:46 PM   #9
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Love both shots, blue hour and dark blue hour.
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I like #2 which suggests that all the tourists in those buildings are still asleep, suffering from too much sun, shopping or partying. As quiet and peaceful as it ever gets on the island.
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