That Light When The Sun Goes Down:

  All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
-Chief Seattle-

Sometimes blue is cool…to be more accurate when it comes to Kelvin temperature, blue is always cool.

Artistically it can be a good thing to let light and nature take their own course.  Not every image has to be controlled by the photographer or technology. Knowing color temperature is a bit old-school but can offer some secrets into creative ways to create an image.

Other than remembering to protect your equipment when shooting during a cold cloudy day is knowing that the yellow and red wave lengths of light are bounced and absorbed by the moisture in the air, but unobstructed the blue waves pass through giving that wonderful cooler blue tone to your photograph.

Back in the day and still today this blue cast can be corrected by using warming filters over the camera lens.  In the wonderful world of digital photography you can change the color saturation and tonal values in Photoshop.

One of the most exciting times to photograph is just after the sun has gone down and you’re seeing its diffused light bouncing off the earth’s atmosphere.  Most call this “twilight” but I like to think of it as that “diffused light bouncing off the earth’s atmosphere when the sun goes down”…go figure.


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