Tag Archives: twilight

POTD: Badlands in the Blue

Blue Hour in Badlands National Park

Badlands Blue Hour
Twilight in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

It’s no secret that twilight (blue hour) offers amazing colors when shooting landscapes or cityscapes. The Badlands are no exception. You can read how I added the drop shadow effect to this image here.

Tech Specs

Nikon D850 with 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor
6 seconds, f/13, ISO 125
Gitzo 3-series tripod with RRS BH-55 ball-head

POTD: WTC Memorial at Night

WTC Memorial at Night
Remembering those who died on September 11, 2001.

Lux Nocturne: New York City by Night

I’m with clients in New York City for a twilight/night photography workshop. Although the weather is gloomy, we learned that nothing can stop the wonderful blue hour of twilight. We photographed lower Manhattan last night and ended up at the beautiful and moving World Trade Center Memorial. Enjoy!

Photo of the Day: Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building at twilight, NYC. 25s exposure with Nikon D800e.
Flatiron Building at twilight, NYC. 25s exposure with Nikon D800e.

I’m back from New York City, where I had the pleasure of attending Photo Plus Expo 2013. I also had a great time leading a city photo-walk with my very talented colleague, Deborah Sandidge. This year, we made the Flatiron Building the focus of our photo walk. After sunset, some of us hung around and did some long exposures with the heavy traffic and blue hour. I used my Nikon D800e with 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS G zoom Nikkor lens on a tripod to capture this image. I then processed it in Lightroom 5 and Color Efex Pro 4.

Check out “Blue Hour Monday,” a new weekly photo theme on Google Plus curated by Deborah and myself. All you need to do is post an image taken during the magical blue hour and use the hashtag #bluehourmonday on it. Each week, Deborah and I will pick and share some of our favorites with the G+ community!