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Random photo #53: Blue oak

The blue hour descends over a valley oak tree growing in a vineyard on Live Oak and Angier Roads in Lodi.

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True blue

The blue hour, the time of twilight just after sunset and right before dusk when the sky turns a deep saturated blue, is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. It’s that depth of color that makes photos taken at this hour so appealing. There are challenges to photographing at this time chief […]

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Being blue

The response to the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment, the blue hour, has been a bit slow. OK, it’s been very slow. Only 2 readers have sent in valid entries so far. Areas with warm neon or incandescent lights can prove to be a great counterpoint to the cold blueness of the hour. Janet Leigh […]

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Just a bit of blue

Here’s an example of a more subtle use of the blue hour. On Saturday my family and I attended the Sacramento Buddhist Church’s annual food and cultural bazaar. It was evening, around 8:30 p.m., when we decided to leave after buying our fill of teriyaki chicken. A large tent covered the main eating area, as […]

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Out of the unclear blue sky

Here’s an example of what the blue hour can do for your photographs. Just this past weekend my family and I took a mini vacation to San Diego. A light summer rain had fallen earlier in the day, and in the evening we went to dinner at the Old Town Mexican Café in the historic […]

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True blue

The last Readers Photo Challenge assignment explored the time of day know as the golden hour. This month’s challenge is what’s known as the “blue hour.” Like the golden hour, the blue hour occurs twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Unlike the golden hour, it happens about an hour […]

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Random photo #25: Woman on a ledge.

A woman stands on the third floor balcony of the Franco Building on Washington and Hunter Streets during the “Blue hour” in downtown Stockton.

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Random Photo #13: True blue

Over downtown Stockton early one recent evening just after sundown, the blue hour rolled in along with some approaching storm clouds. The grey stone façade of the California Building on Main and San Joaquin Streets was bathed in the blue glow of twilight. But a ceiling light fixture seen through a window gave a warm […]

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Blue hour in reverse

A woman raises her hands up during the 11th annual Easter Sunrise Service held at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec @ f/2.8. ISO: 400). I’ve talked about the so-called “blue hour” that’s the holy grail for many night photographers. It’s the […]

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Wild blue yonder

A cyclist is greeted by a sunset as he rides down the Calaveras River Bike Path in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 400). “Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see” -Irving Berlin The Lodi Elementary P.E.Teachers march in the 14th […]

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