Super Moon, Blue and Golden Hours

Super Moon, Blue and Golden Hours

Super Moon with Blue and Golden Hours of dawn, November 15, 2016 was a beautiful start to the day.

I had not intended to photograph the Super Moon this morning (Tuesday) because I had an early morning appointment for which I had to get ready. But that did not stop me from going out to see how the moon looked today. It was beautiful, as it had been in previous days. I did not have time to set up the tripod and shoot a series, although it would have been nice. I grabbed my camera, took a deep breath, and said to myself, “you can hand hold this for a few images.”

This first image is from 6:39 am MST, during “Blue Hour.” It is never an actual hour in most places. It is the time when the sun is below the horizon, either before dawn or after sunset, when the indirect sunlight has a predominantly blue hue. You can clearly see that in this first image.

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Super Moon at Blue Hour

This second image was taken at 6:47 am MST, just 8 minutes later. This is transition from “Blue Hour” into “Golden Hour.”

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Super Moon Near Sunrise, at Transition of Blue to Golden Hour

I’ve always been a fan of “Golden Hour,” because it is such flattering light, not only to people but also to landscapes. The moon looks pretty good at Blue Hour. 🙂 I think in the coming year I’ll try to practice more Blue Hour photography, just for fun.

This Super Moon has provided days of fun!

4 Replies to “Super Moon, Blue and Golden Hours”

  1. I like those shots. I photographed it through the window and blinds this morning. It was 23 degrees outside and I needed to climb up on the roof to get it setting as the sun rose, but between the cold and the fact I’m not supposed to climb on roofs right now, it stayed inside.

    1. I’m very glad you stayed inside and did not climb up on the roof. Today for me it was in a much better spot than yesterday. I was a little bummed I did not have time to do a series (animated gifs are a favorite plaything right now), but I like being able to show Blue Hour and then the transition to Golden Hour.
      This moon has been pretty amazing for days!
      23°F is pretty cold, and I guess later in the week we’ll all be a lot colder. 🙁

    1. Thank you so much, Lavinia.
      I’ll see what I can do about email notifications. I’m beginning to get a little frustrated. 🙁
      Thank you so much for dropping by and checking!

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