"The Magic City" at the Magic Hour

I have mentioned the "magic hour" of photography before.  The "magic hour" is that time 30min before the sunrises to 30min after (or 30min before sunset to 30min after).  This is the time when the light is it's most favorable for almost any kind of photography.  This post is about how quickly the light can change and how different the photo can be as a result.  Each of these photos below has a very different feel.  Both photos were taken from the same spot on the same day.

The first one was shot just a few minutes before dawn.  You can see it has a very "cool" feel with all the blues and darker colors from the city.  This image in particular was shot as a five frame panoramic and has extreme detail as a result.

The second image was taken 15 minutes later than the first.  Just 15 minutes...  As you can see it has a very different feel with the tones being very "warm" in nature.  You can see the reflection of the golden sky in most of the buildings.  This images was shot as a single image using a 24-70mm f2.8 and cropped to a panoramic view.  Even at this resolution you can get large panoramic prints without loss of detail.

Remember, if you don't like the light when you first arrive to a site you may be better suited to wait until it changes than rushing off to find a new place.  The above images are great examples of that.  Please feel free to share this post on Facebook or Google +.  Remember too that if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me or even give me a call.  Thanks for stopping by!!!!!