The “Golden Hour” as defined in the photographic world is:
- 1 hour before actual sunset
- 1 hour after actual sunrise
There seems to be something about those specific times that the sun, with it’s angle at that time, has to send it’s light through a haze, or atmosphere that causes lighting to turn kind of an orange glow all over. Not just for a sunset or sunrise, but, the whole land, or valley, or whatever, is kind of a golden glow. Some day’s that glow can be stronger than others, but, it’s there, and it is a photographer’s dream to be out taking photos at that time.
I have taken, personally, some photos that the timing was right. The glow of the sun, before the sunset, was just amazing. I was even surprised to find that one day, while outside, we were in a crowd waiting to get into a concert, when I looked up to find a building that is built in grey colored granite rock. So, it should be grey in color. But, with the “golden Hour” going on, it lit that building up to produce a beautiful orange cast on that building:
People were saying that was in the line: “oh that’s nice!” I, being a photographer was, “YEAH, it’s nice, I’m taking a picture.” Hmm, the difference between a photographer and a “non-photographer”. We will never miss that chance.
Here are some more beautiful pictures of the “Golden Hour”: