Thursday, March 7, 2013

App Love: Magic Hour

Always up for chasing some perfect light, yes, that's me. So, obviously you can lure me out of my cave whenever it's the golden hour. 

Golden hour aka magic hour is the greatest time of the day if you're all about catching beautiful light with your camera. Totally like on the photo below. Impressive, aye?!
Sunset in Cadiz, Spain
Olympus E-420, 25mm
So, yes, there's this magical time around sunrise and sunset. Obviously you can just see it, but it's a whole lot better if you can predict it and plan on going to a location just for the right time. Therefore I am more than happy to share my love for Magic Hour app. Simple tool that lets you know when the magic hits the town (the hills and the fields, too). Oh and it's for free and let's you set reminders. All you really need, nothing less, nothing more. 

Here are some of my recent golden hour shots. 
Cadiz, Spain
Olympus E-420, 25mm
Ronda, Spain (morning golden hour)
Olympus E-420, 25mm
Sacre Coeur, Paris, France
Olympus E-420, 25mm
Gent, Belgium (golden hour on a rainy day)
Olympus E-420, 25mm
One little thing that well, is totally obvious, but sometimes slips my mind. Golden hour's magical light doesn't really work if you're in a city with narrow streets and tall buildings. The sun is so low that it just doesn't reach there. You can kind of get the idea on the photo below. There's some golden light on the little square, but none on the narrow streets.
Montmartre, Paris, France
Olympus E-420, 25mm
So, how does it feel? Are you up for scheduling your photo walks during the golden hour... even in the mornings?! ;) 

xoxo

12 comments:

  1. These photos are gorgeous! I especially love the first one.

    Allyson
    http://www.allysonwonderlandphotography.com/

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  2. I have never really set put to go toke pictures at the golden hour, but now that you've made me concious of it, I am going to keep it in mind! All your photos in this post are gorgeous, especially the top two in Spain.

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    1. It's a good little thing to know. Even though I think almost every kind of light is nice. :)

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  3. such beautiful pictures!
    would love if you could check out my blog and we could follow each other xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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    1. Thank you! Heading over to your blog right now.

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  4. these are such lovely photographs! ah, the lighting is wonderful!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Lindsey Louise!

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  5. This is such a pretty collection of photos!

    www.trendiniginfashion.blogspot.com

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