There are two hours in the day that photographers call the golden hours. These two hours are the first hour of daylight when light is first peeping its head up and becoming visible. The second golden hour is at dawn when the sun makes its last appearance and God takes his paint brush and paints the most stunning colors in the sky. These two hours are the golden hours of photography. This is when you want to be out there catching the light in your camera lens.
The photo above of the Trumpeter Swan was taken when the sun was shinning its last rays of light on the water and giving the swan a pink glow. It was such a magical hour and I hope to do it again someday when I can catch the light just right.
Magic can happen when you least expect it. When sun light hits the water it can cause some pretty awesome effects to happen in a photo. The swan above brings its head up from eating the grass on the bottom of the pond and shakes the water from its head. As the sun reflects off of the drops of water there is a magical array of droplets that surround its head.
The afternoon I took the above photo it was almost getting too dark to capture an image. The Trumpeter swans were restless and decided to take flight. I had capture the images in very low light. This is what happens in low light photography at the the golden hour. Droplets of water are reflected by what little is left of the sun. Trumpeter swans dancing across the water with type of light gives you an awesome photo.
I hope you have enjoyed this little excerpt on the golden hours of photography. I encourage your comments and love to hear each and everyone of them. Until next time…