I recently tried to define golden hour and blue hour for my students and struggled to come up with examples. Of course after this fall’s classes had ended, I walked outside one morning to find perfect examples of both, within 15 minutes or one another.

blue hour

Both provide beautiful opportunities for stunning pictures, however you must be quick on the trigger. I actually happened to be on the way to my car with my camera bag in hand when I saw the blue hour opportunity outside my door.

golden hour

I set my camera back down inside the house and waited literally a few minutes for the sun to ascend slightly more, and voila golden hour.

Needless to say, it was a good day. 🙂