Photo Friday – The Golden Hour

 The Golden Hour

 In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day. It is sometimes referred to as “the magic hour” especially in cinematography. Film director Terrence Malick has used this technique in films such as Days of Heaven,[4] The New World, and The Tree of Life (in the case of The New World, the entire film was shot in this hour or blue hour); and film director Stanley Kubrick made extensive use of the golden hour in Full Metal Jacket, among others.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Daily Post at

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11 thoughts on “Photo Friday – The Golden Hour

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour | Ryan Photography

  2. Love this. I’ll be in a location next week for six days where I’ll have a chance at some great sunset pictures. I’m looking forward to the opportunity.


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