Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour


The Golden Hour. In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day.


I wanted so badly to participate in this challenge. I was hoping to get out and find some really cool shots of shadow and light. Unfortunately it’s been an extremely hectic week for me. So this morning I went out early before I had to leave town and snapped these shots. Not exactly magical shots, but I think they’re nice.

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

  1. Stunning pictures… 🙂


  2. Nice reading about you Elizabeth

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.


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  4. Wow you’ve got some really incredible shots. There is just something about sunrises and sunsets, isn’t there. I love taking pictures of them as well.


  5. golden and precious. so lovely, thank you. tony


  6. Shoot some landscapes with the sun at your back. The diffuse light of the golden hour more evenly exposes the ground and sky, and tends to unify their colors. (This works particularly well if you’re shooting across a body of water.) It’s a technique that can create some truly spectacular shots that you can’t get at any other time. Just be careful not to get your shadow in the shot! You can always set a timer and move out of the way.


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