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Beautiful picture, Ebony. I wonder my self why there are no people sitting on the bench enjoying the clouds!
Maybe sitting in the comfort and security of a warm heated car and avoiding the elements first hand?
Definition of the Blue Hour
On a clear day, the transition between day and night can be a colorful spectacle, with the indirect sunlight tinting the sky yellow, orange, red, and blue. The blue hour refers to the phase of twilight when the Sun is so far below the horizon that the light’s blue wavelengths dominate.
Because the blue hour is a colloquial term, it doesn’t have an official definition similar to dawn, dusk, and the 3 phases of twilight. Rather, it refers to a state of natural lighting that usually occurs at daybreak in the morning and during the last stages of twilight in the evening.
However, the blue color spectrum is most likely to emerge when the Sun is between 4 and 8 degrees below the horizon. By this definition, the blue hour encompasses parts of both nautical twilight and civil twilight.
Ian, Photo Editor, CAS
Thanks very much for this explanation. This is new to me so I thank you for the useful enlightenment. As ever, there is so much to learn from the CAS.
You certainly know “cloud stuff!!
A heart breaking beauty!
Grand shot, Mike.
Carping criticism – I find the red light at the far right hand corner at the bottom of your otherwise lovely shot rather distracting from the overall heavenly vista above.
Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately that red light on what is Adventure Island now locally referred to Sandals Island (Sandals now have exclusive rights to it) is part of their private set-up over there. I could have cloned it out. I have numerous day and night-time shots of lightning striking behind the island some locals say because of iron there from shipwrecks. True or not I’m not sure but I do have a significant number striking that region beyond the reef in deeper water.
But I was fortunate to live and work there for 3+ years and views like this could be daily events during certain times of the year. Just had to get the camera out paraphernalia and point it (trying to miss the light).
superb Image well captured
Thanks kindly for taking the time for your appreciated reply.
I hope my comment about the little red light did not cause any hurt or offence – neither was intended. I apologise if this was the inadvertent case.
I have today, if ok with you, employed your marvellous photo as my current screensaver. Thanks be, due to the formatting of my screen etc the little red light does not appear in the overall picture. It makes for a lovely view!
Laurence – I don’t or didn’t take offence in any way with what you said. Equally I do not object to you using my photo as a screen saver. ‘Tongue in cheek’ I would say my aim is to have everyone using my photos as screen savers!
This is natural drama – big time! What a view to witness!
Oh my! That is one scary cloud, Paul! Run away! Run away!
super image Paul
Beautiful picture, Maxine. People on the beach seems too calm!
Well, maybe the people in the picture was the New Jersey Governor and family…:
That is one scary storm front! And, yes, that does appear to be Chris Christie and family and friends ignoring the obvious.
What a spectacle! Brilliant shot – full of power.
AN: in fact two rows of K_H’s, one on the top with only one pointing to the right and more than five below pointing to the left.
A menacing and sinister shot. This photo certainly packs a powerful punch!
Superb picture, Barbara.
Fantasic Image well captured
great picture, Ioana