15 Stunning Blue Hour Photographs (To Fill You With Inspiration)

I don’t know if you have already named that magical moment that precedes sunrise or happens at sunset, but what is certain is that its magic has not gone unnoticed when it comes to light. Because, although it seems that the golden hour wins him when it comes to fame, it does not do it in beauty. Both are of an attractiveness that is difficult to resist. Here I dedicated an exclusive article to both of them that I hope will be of interest to you, today I bring you 15 photographs of the blue hour that I propose as an inspiration, after a brief summary of its characteristics.

Before continuing, if you are interested in delving into lighting in photography, be sure to read this mega guide that we have prepared for you, with everything you need to know.

What is the blue hour?

Blue hour is that time of day when the sky is dyed an intense blue just after sunset or just before sunrise, preceding or going just after the golden hour and having a completely different color temperature.

The golden hour, instead, it is the moment when the sun is low on the horizon (either just at sunrise or sunset) and the sky is tinted warm tones, the light is soft and has a golden hue.

Both break through quickly and are relatively short-lived, so it’s worth putting in the effort with them because they give a lot of play and the light is wonderful.

the blue hour it is tremendously photogenic, especially for photographing cities. It is a time when there is still light in the sky, the color is a beautiful blue and the lights of the buildings and streets have already been turned on. This creates a play of light very photogenic due to the contrast of the warmth of the artificial light (which is usually tungsten with a very warm tone) and the light from the sky, which at that time has a cold tone.

However, it can also be squeezed into landscapes or even portraits, especially looking for the play of color it provides.

Now yes, without further delay, and after this brief introduction, I’ll let you analyze for yourself what you can achieve in the suggestive and beautiful blue hour, through these wonderful images.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dying to get one of these beautiful blue hour images. Not to you? I will confess that one of the things I like the most about photography is that you can practice it anywhere, at any time, with any light and in any situation. You always, always have opportunities to take a good photo, to learn new things, to practice.

I hope you liked this gallery, but above all, that it made you want to take out your camera in search of wonderful images. Oh, and don’t forget to share it to encourage many photographers to practice this beautiful art that unites us ๐Ÿ™‚ . Thank you and see you next time.