Photography jargon - blue hour

@JudyEv (142508)
Bunbury, Australia
March 8, 2018 2:37am CST
From time to time I’ve mentioned to various readers how every hobby/pastime/career has its own jargon. My husband is very interested in photography and I’ve already written about ‘bokeh’ which fascinates many photographers. Another interesting phrase which I’ve come to know is ‘blue hour’. Wikipedia explains it as ‘a period of twilight in the morning and in the evening…. When the sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and when the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade…… During the blue "hour" (typically a period about 20 minutes in length), red light passes straight into space, while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere, so reaches Earth's surface’. Apparently the blue hour is most prominent when the sun is between 4 and 8 degrees below the horizon. To illustrate the blue hour, and because I can now make a collage, (smirk, smirk) I’ve put up two of Vince’s photos showing how the light is affected during this period. One photo is of Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory and the other is at Glen Mervyn Dam near our home in Donnybrook, Western Australia.
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@TRBRocks420 (86209)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Mar
Very beautiful photos. I love the blue color.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks. They are very 'blue' aren't they?
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• Okotoks, Alberta
12 Mar
I agree
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@toniganzon (53706)
• Philippines
8 Mar
I only know bokeh is one of the filters in one of my photo apps.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Bokeh are the blurred circles in a photo where the lens has hit points of light outside the depth of field. Here is the photo I used for my discussion about bokeh.
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@toniganzon (53706)
• Philippines
9 Mar
@JudyEv Yeah I used to do that when editing my photos.
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• Okotoks, Alberta
11 Mar
Following you too @Toni
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
8 Mar
If you hadn't posted the photo I probably wouldn't have understood the blue hour term. That top picture I am just in awe at it's beauty. I'm going to go look up Bokeh right now as I do not recall what that one was.
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
8 Mar
@Orson_Kart lol nope not at all
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• United Kingdom
8 Mar
@shaggin Just me then.
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
8 Mar
@Orson_Kart guess so
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@youless (94793)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar
These photos are very beautiful. I feel peaceful and joyful to see it. It must feel so good to stay there, very nice environment.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Yes we have some nice peaceful areas in Australia.
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@Starmaiden (7799)
• Canada
9 Mar
Beautiful photos!
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Thanks. I'm glad you like them.
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@maezee (34589)
• United States
8 Mar
Oh wow! This is simply breathtaking!
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
They turned out well didn't they?
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@elanalove (657)
8 Mar
Do whatever you like,,,you will be happy in life...money will chase you,,you don't have to follow money..
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thank you. I agree. Money isn't everything.
@allknowing (73413)
• India
8 Mar
I will look up and see in my digital folder if I too have spent time during the blue hour. I must have.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I'm sure you would have - but if you haven't, you can now go out and try some.
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@allknowing (73413)
• India
12 Mar
@JudyEv I found a video clip which was more for the morning sounds
SOLITAIRE's morning sounds are worth recording.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@allknowing Thanks for sharing the clip. Your rooster was pretty loud!
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@BelleStarr (40281)
• United States
10 Mar
You are such a smarty pants, I haven't figured out the collage yet!! I do love the blue hour. lol
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I used the site Lori suggested - befunky.com. I wasn't smart enough to figure out the other one - not properly anyway.
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@BelleStarr (40281)
• United States
13 Mar
@JudyEv Thank you for the name, I have used it already.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
@BelleStarr It's great isn't it? I suggested it to Vince too and he was very impressed with how easy it was to use.
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@Hannihar (46611)
9 Mar
Judy, those photos are amazing.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Thanks. I'll pass on your kind words to Vince.
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@Hannihar (46611)
12 Mar
@JudyEv You are welcome Judy and thanks and I would like that very much for you to pass them on to Vince. You two are amazing together the things you do.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@Hannihar Thank you.
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@JustBhem (46170)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Mar
And I can tell, your husband has a talent in Photography. He did well there.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Thanks. He loves his photography.
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@JustBhem (46170)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Mar
@JudyEv And I like it too.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
8 Mar
There does seem to be a lovely light in the evening. We call it twighlight. Your photos are both beautiful!
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
We call it twilight too but there is just a small window when there seems to be a 'blue' hue. Hey, sublime rhyme, don't you think?
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
12 Mar
@JudyEv Very!
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@just4him (133016)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Mar
It really makes for a beautiful picture. Great collage. I need to find a program so I can make a decent one. I manipulate the edit feature so I can get my side by side photos.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Lori suggested byfunky and that is working well for me. It seemed simpler than a couple of others I tried.
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@just4him (133016)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Mar
@JudyEv I'll look into it. Thank you.
@much2say (41004)
• United States
8 Mar
Oh such stunning photos ! The blue is an intense blue - beautiful!!
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Thanks. I'm glad you like them. I can't work out which I like best.
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@much2say (41004)
• United States
14 Mar
@JudyEv They are both beautiful - in different ways.
@Plethos (12291)
• United States
8 Mar
it looks like the ocean and sky traded places.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
It does a bit doesn't it?
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@Plethos (12291)
• United States
8 Mar
@JudyEv - yup, sure does in the top pic. Up is dowm, down is up type of thing with the reflection.
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@aureliah (20780)
• Kenya
8 Mar
This jargon sounds very interesting and I can only imagine how beautiful that moment is
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
It certainly makes a landscape look very special.
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@aureliah (20780)
• Kenya
13 Mar
@JudyEv And you know landscape photos are some of the best
@kepweng (19323)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
17 Apr
nice shot i think its nice to Lived in that mountain
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
That is Uluru or Ayers Rock. It is in the centre of Australia.
• Okotoks, Alberta
11 Mar
Absolutely gorgeous! Following you now my fellow photographer
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I'm glad you like them. Mostly it's my husband who takes the photos - the stunning ones anyway.
• Austin, Texas
8 Mar
Gorgeous photographs. I could think of some other words like magnificent, mesmerizing, enchanting. But I settled on gorgeous.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
'Gorgeous' sounds good to me as do the others.
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
8 Mar
The blue hour is gorgeous. Vince did a fine job of showcasing the blue hour!!!
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
They are lovely aren't they? Uluru was something really special.
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