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Lens View Week – 29

Location : Ootacamand,Tamil Nadu, India
Exif : f/6.3, ISO:450, 1/40s


“Evening Lights”

The last hour before sunset and the first hour after sunrise are converted by photographers. Referred to as “the golden hour” or “magic hour,” these times provide the perfect light to capture stunning photos. Learning to harness the power of the golden hour is a tool every photographer should use.

DSLR’s have the option for photographers to set the White balance manually. Temperature is expressed in Kelvin and the chart below indicates the range for Blue light and the Yellow/Orange Spectrum of Light.


The sun is low in the sky during these hours and diffuse (and redder) more than normal due to earths atmosphere. At golden hour, you won’t get the kind of harsh shadows you see at high noon.

Since the sun is also low on the horizon, the light is directional, creating long, and soft shadows giving dimension to your photographs. You can use that soft dimensional light to achieve creative effects that aren’t possible at any other time of day

Experience the power of Manual modes and enjoy the colourful world around you.

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