Postcards from Aminus3

Each week we share three Postcards from the Aminus3 photography community. Discover unique places and experiences from inspiring imagery created by everyday people from around the world.

October 10, 2019

Week of October 11, 2019

This week's Postcards from Aminus3 comes to you from the blue hour. That magical twilight time just after the lingering sunset, right before the darkness of night.

But what makes that blue sky effect? Read on to learn more!

Tunnel View Blue Hour

Yosemite National Park, United States

The camera does not interpret light like our brains. The camera sees light strictly by its frequency. Understanding the temperature of light can open a whole new set of photographic opportunities.

Just after dusk when the reds have left the sky and yet the sky still has some residual light is called the Blue Hour by photographers. In this Blue Hour photo of Yosemite Valley you can see a couple of the first visible stars of the night if you look closely.

Manchester Street Power Station, Providence, RI

Providence, United States

Blue hour at the Manchester Street Power Station in Providence, Rhode Island, as night approaches.

L'heure bleue

Hainaut,, Belgium

Le Nouvel ascenseur à bateau de Strépy-Thieux

Blue hour at the boat lift Strépy-Thieux. This Belgian structure transports boats between two canals by lifting them up 73.15m (240ft) making it one of the tallest boat lifts in the world.

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