Golden Hour

22 04 2015

This weeks lesson was all about the Golden Hour. That is the hour after sunrise and before sunset when the sun is low in the sky and the light is warm. I took this weeks photo in our dining room around 7:20 where sunset was supposed to be around 8:15.

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I used Lightroom to increase the temp and used OnOne Perfect Effects HDR filter to enhance the bottles and the screen. The photo of the red maple was taken in the morning around 8 am. A little after the golden hour but as close to sunrise and I am likely to get most days.

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I increased the vibrance, which made the green a little brighter. The following photo was also taken in the dining room Used a plaster head that I made in Jr. High in art class. I decreased the exposure to make the background darker.

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I tool the following photos in April, 2009 in Portland, Maine. I took them from our hotel room window. I woke up (probably because of my snoring husband) and couldn’t get back to sleep. We had a great view of the water and the sea gulls kept me entertained.

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19 10 2015
needlepointernc

rickytimson Apr 27
Selected for critique: This is exciting for me. I love the light. I love that the image contains the grid of mullions which give a nice structure to this image and they are perfectly vertical and horizontal. The bokeh in the background is lovely and the orbs of bokeh are repeated in hot spots on the blue bottles. The color scheme of blue/orange is complementary, so it works very well. The position of the bottles to the left is a great choice. Well done!

Allison Haggartyon Apr 27
Nice composition and colour balance.

Roseanne Miracleon Apr 26
selective focus on the bottles is eye-catching, but then the golden light texture of the screen says, hey, look at me too!

Elizabeth Saucieron Apr 25
Like your composition and the complementary colors.

Spanx6on Apr 25
I love the way the light is caught in each jar.
cathybarrowon Apr 24
The colors are wonderful together, and there is a lot of texture in this shot too. Neat!

LaVetaJudeon Apr 22
This is very interesting. I too love cobalt blue. Good job. By the way your blog spot is wonderful. I enjoyed looking.

5404on Apr 22
A perfect photo to illustrate complimentary color scheme.

misonon Apr 22
This is very beautiful.

27 04 2015
needlepointernc

rickytims1 hour ago
Selected for critique: This is exciting for me. I love the light. I love that the image contains the grid of mullions which give a nice structure to this image and they are perfectly vertical and horizontal. The bokeh in the background is lovely and the orbs of bokeh are repeated in hot spots on the blue bottles. The color scheme of blue/orange is complementary, so it works very well. The position of the bottles to the left is a great choice. Well done!

22 04 2015
quiltnc

Love these, especially the first one with the cobalt bottles.

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