Friday, August 22, 2014

SKYWATCH--L'heure bleue

Wiki defines 'the blue hour' as "...the period of twilight each morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. This effect is caused by the relative diffusability of short blue wavelengths of light versus the longer red wavelengths. During the blue "hour" (typically the period is about 40 minutes in length), red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and therefore reaches the earth's surface. Because of the quality of the light, this period is treasured by artists. Photographers call it sweet light."

The blue  hour or L'heure bleue is also the name of my favorite perfume.

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12 comments:

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful!

HansHB said...

Great sky!

Luis Gomez said...

What a beauty! Gorgeous shot, very romantic.

William Kendall said...

A spectacular shot!

Jim said...

Beautiful blue hue.

Felicia said...

lovely blue image.

Gaelyn said...

Absolutely perfect as you are full of 'sweet light'.

TheChieftess said...

Nice shot! Beautiful light...

Thérèse said...

C'est vrai que l'heure bleue se traduit bien avec la photographie.

Alexa said...

Well, that's a very scientific explanation for something so beautiful. My favorite time of day and you've captured it perfectly!

Indrani said...

Nice explanation of the blue hour. Great capture.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love that blue light. Beautiful shot!