14 Jan Why shooting during the Blue Hour? – Dinant from Dusk to Dawn

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This article is made to answering questions of why most of my landscape-cityscape photos are taken during the blue hour. My last photoshoot in Dinant was taken as an example regarding this subject.

Still using my trustworthy camera Fujifilm X-T1 and the 12mm f/2.0 Samyang lens as a perfect combination, capturing moments in the beautiful scenery of Dinant, Belgium.

About photo location
Dinant is a Walloon city, the French-speaking region of Belgium and municipality located on the River Meuse, in the Belgian province of Namur.
It’s about 90 km South-East from Brussels.
People know that Dinant is also the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, who invented the saxophone. Therefore you will find a lot of saxophone monuments around the city.

What is the blue hour?
There is a reason, why good photography is all about light and golden timing/moment. Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light.

On a clear day, without clouds and rain, the transition between day and night can be a colorful scene, with the indirect sunlight tinting the sky yellow, orange, red, and blue, sometimes magenta.
The blue hour refers to the period of twilight when the Sun is so far….

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