Thursday, April 21, 2011

Golden Hour for Photographers

Ever wonder what hour of the day will be best for taking outside photos?  Well just check out The Golden Hour website.  As stated on the site: 


The Golden Hour (sometimes referred to as the Magic Hour) is often defined as the first and last hour of sunlight in the day when the special quality of light yields particularly beautiful photographs.

It is quite easy to use.  You can find your exact location and it will show the hour in the morning and the evening that will produce the best light for taking pictures.   It is also now available as a Universal app on iPhone and iPad.  Concept, design and development is by Roger Moffatt.

I have had this website on my favorite list for quite a while but had forgotten about it until I had to clean a virus off the old computer this week.  So now, just like checking out the tides when you are at the beach, you can check out the "Golden Hour".  Hope this might be helpful to you in planning those photo shoots. 

*Disclaimer:  My photos are included for color, not because of their quality.  Still learning to combine light, focus, exposure, composition, etc.  


Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm Back, I Think ??

After over a week of work out of town and coming down with a nasty cold, I 'm back.  I've read on other blogs and talked with many friends about the large number of people that have had this cold so I guess I am in good company.  It definitely kicks your backside.

I have been remiss in acknowledging a prize won from D'Arsie Manzella.  Yes, I know - 2 prizes in 2 weeks.  That's probably it for the next 20 years.  D'Arsie created these hand cast pewter minnows displayed in front of hand crafted Raku tiles.  I really appreciate her creativity and workmanship and these earrings are so much fun to wear.  Thank you D'Arsie.  The earrings came right before I left town for work (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).
Visit D'Arsie's shop for some other fabulous work.
Minnow Earrings

As soon as I got over my cold, we headed to VA Beach to watch the two grandkids, ages 3 and 6.  More on that later.  So have I done anything in the creative department?  Not much. If my artistic muse was talking to me, I didn't even have time to listen.  I will have a couple of projects to share soon though.

Come back soon!


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