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Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« on: May 01, 2009, 05:20:21 PM »
Challenge #26 - May 2009 - "The Blue Hour"  is now open!

The Theme for this challenge is images taken during "the blue hour".

According to Wikepedia "the blue hour" comes from a French expression (l'heure bleue), which refers to twilight, the period each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light at this time of day.

Soo...I would say - as a rule of thumb: this time is usually shortly after sunset or shortly before sunrise. This is not to be mixed up with "The Golden Hour" which is shortly before sunset (typically that would mean sunsets) or shortly after sunrise. In other words: as long as you can see a sun in your image it is NOT the blue hour! Usually images shot during the blue hour have an intense dark blue sky.

So no sunsets or night photography (where the sky is black) please!

Here are some perhaps useful links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_hour look at the right hand side for examples (!)

And some images for inspiration:
http://images.google.ca/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&hl=en&q=the+blue+hour&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=
http://www.flickr.com/groups/horaazul/
http://www.imagekind.com/community/groups/grouphome.aspx?gid=389


 
A maximum of 4 entries per forum member are allowed and should be posted in this thread.

Maximum image size is 800 pixels on the longer side, and 200 KB in size - entries larger than this will not be considered for shortlisting (contributors will be asked to repost).

Entries close at 10.00 pm on May 31st PDT (= UTC/GMT -8)

Including EXIF info (shutter speed, aperture, focal length, camera model, lens, etc) is not mandatory but is encouraged and welcomed.

Please note the standard challenge rules and posting guidelines.

Please remember there can be no comments on people's submissions for the challenges (to keep the voting fair). Comments on submissions will be deleted without discussion.

Here is an example one of my "blue hour shots":



Have fun!

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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 05:33:19 PM »
It's also sometimes called the Violet Hour, in fact there is a Broadway play of the same name by Richard Greenberg (2003).  I think the violet comes about from the city lights that start to flicker on at dusk before they fully warm up.
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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 05:38:49 PM »
Thanks G-Mike- that's interesting. Please no more discussions in this thread- it is purely for posting your images. Should there be any questions/comments please start a new thread and post them there or pm me.
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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 11:32:58 PM »

#1 from me

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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 02:16:35 AM »


distant memory?
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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 01:54:52 PM »
#1 for moi ... ISO 400 ... f6.7 .. one second .... KM 7D ... Tamron SP 24-135 .. June 29, 2007 ... 10:32 PM MDT



#2 Harbin, China, May 10, 2006 ISO 1600 ... 1/3 second ... .... KM 7D ... Tamron SP 24-135 ..

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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 12:33:01 AM »
#1 for me - Moomba Magic




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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 12:47:01 AM »
#2 for me...Grantville




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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 12:04:27 PM »
Hope this fits the criteria.

My 1st



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3496116053_58200e3275_b.jpg

Camera:     Sony DSLR-A200
Exposure:    0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture:    f/9.0
Focal Length:    18 mm
ISO Speed:    100
Exposure Bias:    0 EV
Flash:    Off
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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 12:24:00 PM »
My # 2



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3496963652_e581510d63_o.jpg

Camera:     Sony DSLR-A200
Exposure:    0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture:    f/10.0
Focal Length:    18 mm
ISO Speed:    100
Exposure Bias:    0 EV
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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 12:49:56 PM »
Port Erin, Isle of Man.


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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 01:15:40 PM »
My #1.
Dawn at Nagashima Spa Land


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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 07:36:23 AM »


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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 12:27:20 PM »
First 2 from me.

Misty Pebbles

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Groyne

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Re: Challenge #26 - May 2009 - The Blue Hour
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 01:56:33 PM »
Blue moon ... Sept 14, 2008

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