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vsch1 Jun 29, 2011 9:47 AM

New Challenge...June 29- July 12..Magic/Golden Hour
Also known as the first and last hour of daylight.

The light is warmer due to the optical phenomenon known as Alpenglow. The earth's shadow casts a band of scattered back light. The warmth causes more saturated colors.

The indirect light is softer due to bending at the horizon.

Elongated shadows allow for creativity.

Let's see who wakes up early to get the first morning light.

Looking forward to your additions to the forum.

pj1974 Jun 29, 2011 5:53 PM

Ahhh... this is a great challenge for me, as I love the special lighting and opportunities created by "magic hour / golden hour". Many photos have an extra sweet quality due to the softer, diffused and wamer light.

As it's winter here in Australia, I could only participate in the last challenge "signs of summer" via my archived photos... which I decided not to do.

However magic hour comes twice on most days (I guess it isn't really 'magic hour' if it's overcast / cloudy / rainy). But here in Adelaide, Australia even in winter, the sky is quite often still bright and the sun quite often still shines. So I hope to get out and take some photos, and share. Thanks vanessa & mods! :-)


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