"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

have you seen the blues...

...I've been seeing the 'blue hour' mentioned a lot lately on several blogs and decided to do a little checking for myself.  Of course, as is my duty,  I am sharing this new-to-me phenom with you!

have you ever taken a photo at dusk when the sky was ordinary only to find it strikingly blue when uploaded?   Me either, but  apparently it does  happen and the reason is the blue hour...described by wiki;

The blue hour is the period of twilight 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. Photographers call it sweet light.

the amazing thing about the blue hour is that it can't be seen by the naked eye so it is usually by happenstance that you find it.   You would be wondering how you took such an amazing photo and attempt to recreate it not knowing the secret.  I have yet to capture this sweet light as our weather has not been cooperating but I have my camera at the ready.  You don't need a special camera or lens but it works best if you use a tripod.

if you go to the blue hour site it will give you the best time of day for your area to capture it.  Also, they will show you some gorgeous examples and give you some links for more information.

I wanted to show you some before/afters but posting  this one handed is taking longer than I thought.  If you happen to catch the blue hour please share it with me.  I am finding this quite fascinating.
he blue hour comes from a French expression, l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight 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. 
The funny thing about the blue hour, it is basically invisible to the naked eye
- See more at: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/blue-hour-sky-photography/#sthash.OynnqQ5y.dpuf
he blue hour comes from a French expression, l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight 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. 
The funny thing about the blue hour, it is basically invisible to the naked eye
- See more at: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/blue-hour-sky-photography/#sthash.OynnqQ5y.dpuf

Monday, April 21, 2014

trivial tuesday...



...day 12 of my forced sinistral handedness, and it is slow going.  every single thing takes five times longer than it should and we all know that patience is the least of my virtues. after doing some reading on left-handedness (and being the mother of three lefty's) i came across some interesting, funny and frightening facts about them.  of course i am really too lazy to repeat them to you so here is the link.

we had a very quiet Easter over here, just the two of us.   i prefer the 'all  of us' celebrations to the 'two of us' holidays but i know i must share.  i remember hearing something about that in preschool!  the problem with the two of us holidays is that it tends to lead me down the path of melancholy.  so much for the Easter bunny.  how was your holiday?

do you want to talk about the blue hour?   do you already know what it is?  I read about it and haven't had a chance to try it so I'm not sure if it's real or not.  any of you true photography buffs would probably know...  (no cheating wiki fans)


have a great Tuesday ;j




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