Golden Hour: Weekly Photography Challenge

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This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo that was taken in the ‘golden hours’.

Image by Bethan

The ‘Golden Hours’ are those times just before or after the sun rises and sets – when photographers are often presented with light that is warm and golden and hitting subjects at an angle that presents all kinds of wonderful possibilities.

You might like to take sunrise/sunset shots, portraits, silhouettes or any other kind of photograph – just make sure it was taken around the sunrise or sunset times of day. I’ve included 11 great tutorials below for you to get some knowhow and inspiration for your shoots.

So set your alarm for an early rise or make sure you have your camera with you at the end of the day – I can’t wait to see your Golden Hour shots!

Once you’ve taken your ‘Golden Hour’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSGOLDEN to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Close UP/Macro challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

11 Gold Hour Photography Tutorials

Here are 11 tutorials to help you with your Golden Hour Photography this Week!

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Rahela April 27, 2012 08:18 pm

    @ KATE: This is gorgeous! Well done!!

    I'm posting mine again, as the host went out of work in the meantime:

    http://s2.pticica.com/foto/0001272480_l_0_gwd4mx.jpg

    http://s2.pticica.com/foto/0000592533_l_0_7ng9xh.jpg

  • imamtho April 27, 2012 01:31 pm

    Sunset at Sawarna beach, Indonesia
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/imamtho/6920316226/in/photostream/

    ..and sunrise
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/imamtho/6920316920/in/photostream/

  • Kate April 27, 2012 08:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/see-photography/6970922516/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Kate April 27, 2012 08:50 am

  • Rajo February 24, 2012 09:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/5859929642/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    Mountain Goch, near Vrnjci Spa, Central Serbia

  • Amanda February 24, 2012 03:20 am

    This is an old shot I took in 2007 with my old Canon Powershot. It is by far one of my best shots and an utter fluke.

  • Murali January 13, 2012 09:50 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/aVRPQr taken in western ghats, India.

  • boga November 25, 2011 02:10 am

    https://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1596228323170&set=a.1270012287973.31168.1759831012&type=3&theater

  • Rachel Hicks October 21, 2011 07:38 am

    Red Red Sky in the morning...[eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312574_201646483237351_161890497212950_438294_941173325_n.jpg' title='312574_201646483237351_161890497212950_438294_941173325_n.jpg']

  • Rachel Hicks October 21, 2011 07:32 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/raquelabyrne/6056524345/' title='Golden' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6207/6056524345_f144417445.jpg']

  • Rachel Hicks October 21, 2011 07:30 am

  • Rahela October 19, 2011 05:29 am

    And the second one:

    http://www.photomediaworld.com/photos/view/172335#photo

  • Rahela October 19, 2011 05:21 am

    My first picture for the weekly challenge:

    http://www.photomediaworld.com/photos/view/188869#photo

  • Christine Brucker October 18, 2011 11:31 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpleteazaer/6090879491/in/photostream

  • Dave Ferguson October 18, 2011 05:32 pm

    Taken out the back porch of our house

  • wibi October 16, 2011 09:29 pm

    http://twitpic.com/716o45

  • Hamad October 16, 2011 06:08 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m5bh2/6248566621/in/photostream

  • Krasimira Georgieva October 16, 2011 03:55 am

    A Sunrise and fishermen in the Black Sea, Bulgaria, EU.

    www.flickr.com/photos/kriss_60/6244122931

  • Manuel Correas October 15, 2011 12:33 pm

    This one is at dawn in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    http://www.tiftonphoto.com/p573546122/e315ed08c

  • Manuel Correas October 15, 2011 12:30 pm

    This is Sunset at Fairfield Glade Resort in Crossville, TN. The light enhances the autumn colors. Enjoy!

    http://www.tiftonphoto.com/p573546122/e15f23a6e

  • Krasimira Georgieva October 15, 2011 07:48 am

    www.flickr.com/photos/kriss_60/6244122931

    A sunrise and fishermen in the Black Sea, Bulgaria

  • Stephen Musselwhite October 15, 2011 03:38 am

  • Rahela October 14, 2011 09:08 pm

    Sorry, I posted too fast :(

    Please remove my comment, I will upload 2 of these on the sharing site and then upload the link here.

  • Rahela October 14, 2011 09:08 pm

    Sorry, I posted too soon :(

    Please remove my comment, I will upload 2 of these on the sharing site and then upload the link here.

  • Shirley October 14, 2011 02:26 pm

    Here's another:

    /Users/shirley/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2010/Roll 1173/DSC_0087.JPG

  • Paul Todd October 14, 2011 10:26 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/103944083430008177880/ScrapbookPhotos?authuser=0&feat=directlink

  • Paul Todd October 14, 2011 10:25 am

    A couple of sunsets from the UK and OZ.

  • Shirley October 14, 2011 08:22 am

    Trying again:
    I have a cottage at Sauble Beach on Lake Huron and taking pictures at sunset is a constant joy. Here are just two. This is my first time posting so any comments are most appreciated.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36922318@N06/6241841720/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36922318@N06/6241841466/

  • Shirley October 14, 2011 08:07 am

    I have a cottage at Sauble Beach on Lake Huron and taking pictures at sunset is a constant joy. Here are just two. This is my first time posting so any comments are most appreciated.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36922318@N06/6241325329/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36922318@N06/6241841466/in/photostream/

  • anumino October 14, 2011 08:02 am


  • Sambi October 14, 2011 07:36 am

    Sunset in SFO

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/J27s-9BQ5jTk2LfTt0tUxg?feat=directlink

  • Stephen Musselwhite October 14, 2011 06:21 am

    Sunset in Kyiv, Ukraine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sw0rdf1sh/6236023090/in/photostream

  • Miklos Harmatos October 13, 2011 09:38 pm

    Sunsets from Hungary
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmi/sets/72157627782486682/

  • Daniel October 12, 2011 09:20 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6214/6236850577_b1a5573905_b.jpg

  • Petra October 12, 2011 05:28 pm

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FE55I8Q0bas/TpUyZmPG5CI/AAAAAAAABZM/8oKTI6e0mAA/s1600/110716+082.jpg

    My twins in Garabonc / Hungary. :)

  • Ali October 12, 2011 10:20 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rupiezum/6235529995/

    My daughter at sunset in Scituate Harbor.

  • luke parfitt October 12, 2011 12:53 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beariam/5549924939/in/photostream

  • John Golden October 12, 2011 12:49 am

    First time poster - I hope I do this right.

    Moonrise
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=2306ee655a9789c8#!/?cid=2306ee655a9789c8&sc=documents&uc=2&id=2306EE655A9789C8%21127!cid=2306EE655A9789C8&id=2306EE655A9789C8%21203&sc=documents
    f9.0 1/100s iso400 Canon EOS T1i EF75-300 f/4-5.6USM 300mm focal length

    Sunset
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=2306ee655a9789c8#!/?cid=2306ee655a9789c8&sc=documents&uc=2&id=2306EE655A9789C8%21127!cid=2306EE655A9789C8&id=2306EE655A9789C8%21204&sc=documents
    f20.0 1/100s iso400 Canon EOS T1i EF75-300 f/4-5.6USM 180mm focal length

    These two shots were taken within a minute or two of each other.
    I noticed to beautiful full moon and after I had taken the shot, I turned around and saw this fabulous sunset.
    Another beautiful day in Michigan!

  • Mick October 11, 2011 08:39 pm

    The last sunray:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68097972@N04/6233993300/

  • Kevin October 11, 2011 01:37 pm

    Loitering around before I picked up my son from his grandparents' palce.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aerokev/6157263830/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aerokev/6158651762/

  • Stan Schmidt October 11, 2011 12:45 pm

    October Sunrise

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stankris/6232432409/in/photostream/[/img]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stankris/6232434417/in/photostream/[/img]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stankris/6232958606/in/photostream/[/img]

  • ted October 11, 2011 12:04 pm

    rio vista windmill

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/6111769654

  • ted October 11, 2011 12:00 pm

    danbo's golden hour!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/6010136013/in/set-72157626004889982

  • Ozzie October 11, 2011 11:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60701150@N04/6232778428/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60701150@N04/6232257151/

  • Dave October 11, 2011 10:50 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klisc/5443501449/in/photostream

    Tracks from a long day of sledding in jersey.

  • Linda McClave October 11, 2011 08:23 am

    Sunrise at the Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, SC one morning last week...

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HtRpQpVJfxDzVAkGZduWNg?feat=directlink

  • Mark W. Erickson October 11, 2011 08:01 am

    Fall colors + Golden hour = Firewater
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whalemap/6228599842/

    Jackson pollock meets Mother Nature
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whalemap/6228081333

  • Kim Benner October 11, 2011 07:41 am

    OK . . . . . this is the first time I've submitted photos to the website and I have received 25 emails stating that there are comments. I would LOVE to read them, but I can't figure out how to find them. Operator error I'm sure, but can someone tell me what I am obviously overlooking? Thanks so much!

  • dejan October 11, 2011 06:42 am

    Golden Hour - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vdejan/6231383481/

  • Rocks In Her Head October 11, 2011 02:28 am

    Fresh Water Snail Shell.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rocks_in_her_head/5368996080/

  • LAR October 11, 2011 02:27 am

    Last weekend before boating season is over. We decided to visit Baltimore for the weekend. The sky couldn't have been prettier. Comments welcomed.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lar01/6231033038/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lar01/6230519907/in/photostream/

  • Demet October 11, 2011 12:12 am

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6062/6060385218_b6ea0d81c3.jpg

  • Demet October 11, 2011 12:03 am

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/demet2001tr/6060385218/

  • Demet October 10, 2011 11:42 pm

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/demet2001tr/6028433717/"

  • Demet October 10, 2011 11:38 pm

  • Ella October 10, 2011 10:49 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6154/6170510396_df582e9c28.jpg

  • steven Forman October 10, 2011 10:40 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenforman/6229016792/

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenforman/6229016792

    Osprey landing in the golden hour!

  • George October 10, 2011 10:17 pm

    Let's give www.georgeturner.co.nz/DPS-ducks a go...

    Enjoy

  • Studio Wetty October 10, 2011 10:08 pm

    My wife:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiowetty/6230370958/

  • Doris Rudd October 10, 2011 09:56 pm

    Golden Hour in my backyard:

    http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/november-11-2010/

  • Lance October 10, 2011 08:36 pm

    Shelly beach, Cronulla, 30 mins before sunrise 9/10/11. Cronulla is a southern beach suburb of Sydney.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66243591@N04/6230185080/

  • Kim Benner October 10, 2011 11:49 am

    Here are a few shots of AM and PM Golden Hour on Saturday October, 2011. I'm fairly new to DSLR photography and would love some feedback . . . . thanks in advance!

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/love-to-shoot/6228064023/
    http://m.flickr.com/photos/love-to-shoot/6228056951/
    http://m.flickr.com/photos/love-to-shoot/6228580636/
    http://m.flickr.com/photos/love-to-shoot/6228062795/

  • Craig A. Mullenbach October 10, 2011 10:07 am

    Here are a couple of my favorites from my journey to Crex Meadows for the Sandhill Crane migration last Saturday.

    Two Cranes in the Sunset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mully410/6227260450/in/photostream/lightbox/

    Cranes about to take off in the Sunrise: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mully410/6225420682/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Scottc October 10, 2011 09:51 am

    On the Mediterranean.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5794645246/

  • gianluca cattoli October 10, 2011 08:00 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kicatt/6211409603/' title='P1000865' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6155/6211409603_4ab8507717.jpg']

  • gianluca cattoli October 10, 2011 07:58 am

    just taken in italy[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kicatt/6227888552/' title='P1000939' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6227888552_981f8c5458.jpg']

  • Bhagyesh October 10, 2011 05:20 am

  • John Chadwick October 10, 2011 05:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift480/6225805020/

    Late September sunrise in Suffolk, UK.

  • Richard Hattauer October 10, 2011 04:26 am

    Went hunting for the first time. Though i could only take pictures, (as i dont have a hunters license), it was fun

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhattauer/6226649597/

  • Richard Hattauer October 10, 2011 04:24 am

    Went hunting for the first time. Though i could only take pictures, (as i dont have a hunters license), it was fun.

  • Maria Plowecki October 10, 2011 03:37 am

    My submission. Taken at Stepping Stone Falls in Michigan.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25681984@N05/5358838855/

  • Juan Jose Araiza October 10, 2011 02:48 am

    Reflecting pool at sunset.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanjo-araiza/5501732800/' title='Sunset' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5138/5501732800_30332a3b41_z.jpg']

  • Kangjie;Fisheye October 10, 2011 01:44 am

    http://digitaleyes1998.blogspot.com/
    Photos are now updated on my Plog. Visit Often :) After weds day I would be 'catching up' on the photography wagon. Exams Tomorrow Wish me luck :)

  • Chandan Bhosle October 10, 2011 12:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65899044@N02/6226409152/' title='Sunset @ Apsara Konda' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6226409152_938e621148.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65899044@N02/6226415294/' title='Sunset at Apsara Konda' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6175/6226415294_3dc34b3942.jpg']

  • Lynn Gormley October 10, 2011 12:37 am

    the start of our first snowfall.....
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55389867@N05/6224916115/' title='flickr-4236' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6093/6224916115_627894e4d0.jpg']

  • Chandan Bhosle October 10, 2011 12:32 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65899044@N02/6226415294/' title='Sunset at Apsara Konda' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6175/6226415294_3dc34b3942.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65899044@N02/6226409152/' title='Sunset @ Apsara Konda' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6226409152_938e621148.jpg']

  • Chinwe October 10, 2011 12:04 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/shewee/6209933278/' title='Golden Meters' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6226/6209933278_e16a924608.jpg']

  • John Chadwick October 9, 2011 11:33 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift480/6226276660/' title='Sunrise' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6226276660_ea1fe9895e.jpg']

    Sunrise in Suffolk, UK, late September 2011.

  • John Chadwick October 9, 2011 11:31 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6226276660_ea1fe9895e_m.jpg

    Sunrise at Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK. Late September 2011.

  • ccting October 9, 2011 10:30 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.nikonclub.com.my/uploads/member/2011/large/2504_20111009192605_HGAPN.jpg' title='2504_20111009192605_HGAPN.jpg']

  • Mike Osborn October 9, 2011 10:19 pm

    Sunset at Grandma's house

    img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/osbornphotography/6225594097/in/set-72157627851446692[/img]

  • Mike Osborn October 9, 2011 10:16 pm

    Sunset at Grandma's house (my first submission to anything photography related)[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/osbornphotography/6225594097/' title='Grandma's Bonfire-6.jpg' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6221/6225594097_40c7df9dbb_z.jpg']

  • Papa Dunes October 9, 2011 09:43 pm

    Trying again...4th attempt in three days :-(

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/papadunes/6220160480/' title='Soft Dreaminess' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6220160480_055bcde428_z.jpg']

  • omkar kulkarni October 9, 2011 07:27 pm

    http://twitter.com/#!/omi0409/status/122951058883481600/photo/1

  • John Chadwick October 9, 2011 07:18 pm

    Mist forming at Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK, at sunrise late September 2011.
    Uploaded on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift480/6222157115/

  • Raquel October 9, 2011 06:55 pm

    This is mine

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/rakkii/art/2439691-evening-reflections

  • asuwad October 9, 2011 06:30 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/63548944@N02/6039662787/' title='Canon 135mm f2' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6145/6039662787_d9c94ab90d.jpg']

    Natural Backlight
    My son and my daughter playing with water during the sunset created the golden sparkle of water due to the backlight .I can see my son smiling while his spray the water to his sister's and my daughter was looking down to her favorite shirt while asking "What has you done to my shirt?".It's create a great moment that last forever.

  • Lynn Gormley October 9, 2011 06:01 pm

    Our first snowstorm started just as the leaves were starting to turn so we headed out to catch it all before it was too late!

    [eimg url='http://lynngormleyphotography.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/danielle-4236-2.jpg' title='danielle-4236-2.jpg']

  • Juan Jose Araiza October 9, 2011 05:29 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanjo-araiza/5501732800/' title='Sunset' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5138/5501732800_30332a3b41_z.jpg']
    Reflecting pool at sunset.

  • Vamshi Krishna.K October 9, 2011 05:25 pm

    This Image is taken from my mobile Nokia N8

  • photogrl2020 October 9, 2011 05:23 pm

    I took this in my neighborhood in July. I just loved how it came out![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/63156282@N02/6224651741/' title='"And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light...' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6229/6224651741_5604eb4946.jpg']

  • Panji October 9, 2011 04:35 pm

    [eimg url='http://djlhggipcyllo.cloudfront.net/2093728/17f472c24d992fd6b49b33e40ac6372e9d3b30eb/4.jpg' title='4.jpg'][eimg url='http://djlhggipcyllo.cloudfront.net/1684728/3adf9d3ce0312fa52bc65f2def9e36a60c97ad4f/4.jpg' title='4.jpg']

  • Judy Lee October 9, 2011 03:09 pm

    Beautiful October sunrise...
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6116/6222854857_01467d155a.jpg

  • Judy Lee October 9, 2011 03:07 pm

    Beautiful October sunrise....
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/53012360@N05/6222854857/' title='Morning Glow' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6116/6222854857_01467d155a.jpg']

  • Rosario Velázquez October 9, 2011 02:39 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/6225217486/in/photostream

  • Rosario Velázquez October 9, 2011 02:36 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/6225217486/' title='rv_155' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6178/6225217486_d2d8d655f8.jpg']

  • Rosario Velázquez October 9, 2011 02:34 pm

    golden hour

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/6225217486/' title='rv_155' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6178/6225217486_d2d8d655f8.jpg']

  • Mark L October 9, 2011 01:44 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddaybuff/6215417919/' title='Pigeon Point' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6114/6215417919_81921eac63.jpg']

  • asuwad October 9, 2011 01:00 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/63548944@N02/6039662787/' title='Canon 135mm f2' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6145/6039662787_d9c94ab90d.jpg']

  • Coop October 9, 2011 12:24 pm

    Long exposure at Hay weir, NSW , sun setting out of frame on the left of photo

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-cooper/6224844434/lightbox/

  • JesseAdams October 9, 2011 12:11 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26431673@N04/4129517521/in/set-72157622741489517/

  • Rob October 9, 2011 11:19 am

    Sunrise taken in September in Ocean City MD

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/6122401746/in/photostream/

  • MattyJ47 October 9, 2011 10:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyj47/6224176057/

  • MattyJ47 October 9, 2011 10:42 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyj47/6224176051/

    This was taken last week in sorrento

  • MattyJ47 October 9, 2011 10:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyj47/6224176051/' title='IMG_8632' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6224176051_f0d3543ed8.jpg']

  • MattyJ47 October 9, 2011 10:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyj47/6224176057/' title='IMG_8634' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6225/6224176057_c07e31e076.jpg']

  • Krista October 9, 2011 10:40 am

    Here are two of my favorites I took for this challenge. I just love when this type of shot works the way you like :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224683964/' title='sunset love2' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6214/6224683964_c74fcfd666_z.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224684520/' title='sunset love' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6224/6224684520_f2d41d3cc3_z.jpg']

  • Krista October 9, 2011 10:36 am

    Here are two of my favorites for this challenge that I recently took. I just love when these work just the way you want.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224683964/' title='sunset love2' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6214/6224683964_c74fcfd666_z.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224684520/' title='sunset love' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6224/6224684520_f2d41d3cc3_z.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224684520/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52201990@N08/6224683964/in/photostream

  • Mike J October 9, 2011 10:20 am

    Beyond "silhoute" and "sunset"
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/6003319824_fe4758f441.jpg

  • Mike J October 9, 2011 10:05 am

    Nice vacation in Italia

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6189921541_aee38513b2.jpg
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6158/6190440802_64b76ff59d.jpg

  • Mark October 9, 2011 08:50 am

    Here is one from last week.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddaybuff/6215417919/

  • Lee Renton October 9, 2011 08:26 am

    [eimg url='http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsrnezgTms1qmf1wno1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318195580&Signature=H4rCF0IoFVOug0xzB98DUg29Xn0%3D' title='tumblr_lsrnezgTms1qmf1wno1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318195580&Signature=H4rCF0IoFVOug0xzB98DUg29Xn0%3D']

  • Papa Dunes October 9, 2011 07:22 am

    Here's a recent one...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/papadunes/6220160480/' title='Soft Dreaminess' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6220160480_055bcde428_z.jpg']

  • LeObserver October 9, 2011 07:11 am

    My contribution to this post. It was taken one year ago at Horseshoe Bend, at Colorado River (Arizona).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/leoluzzi/5235594644/in/set-72157627692346624/lightbox/

  • Coop October 9, 2011 06:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-cooper/6209695234/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Coop October 9, 2011 06:22 am

  • Coop October 9, 2011 06:19 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-cooper/6209695234/' title='Light Of Day' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6209695234_60f26aa88d.jpg']

  • don kellar October 9, 2011 06:17 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkellar_photo/5946944604/

    The couple just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Don't know who they are.

  • Richard Hewson October 9, 2011 04:32 am

    This is a photo taken as the sun came up over Kalamalka Lake and the Monashee Mountains, near the Predator Ridge Golf Resort south of Vernon BC in Canada.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardhewson/6223191107/

  • alex October 9, 2011 03:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexisom/6111351278/in/photostream/lightbox/

    This was taken in a stable in the hills of Orinda, California.

  • Jamie M October 9, 2011 03:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiemullick/5832427625/in/set-72157626960923442

    I took this a few months ago with a friend. I was quite pleased with the results.

  • michael kenny October 9, 2011 03:03 am

    Taken in Kincardine, Ontario.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkenny/6222952429/in/photostream

  • michael kenny October 9, 2011 02:44 am

    Taken crossing a bridge along the Trent Severn Canal.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkenny/6179499201/in/photostream#/

  • iggy hb October 9, 2011 02:35 am

    Here are a few ones that I hope turned out well:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e20b84333

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2f98111a

  • Katie October 9, 2011 02:01 am

    Here are two photos one golden hour evening (the lifeguard tower) and one morning golden hour (flowers)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitalityphotocreations/5419654541/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitalityphotocreations/6223285600/

  • Ikhwan October 9, 2011 01:59 am

    Somehow one of my posts did not shown up.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-one/6199250302/

  • Ikhwan October 9, 2011 01:57 am

  • don kellar October 9, 2011 01:24 am

    Don't know the couple. They were in the right place at the right time for the picture.

  • Mariano Silva October 9, 2011 01:00 am

    One of mine:

    http://oitopontodezoito.blogspot.com/2010/10/finalizando.html

  • Mike MacIsaac October 9, 2011 12:10 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelmac/6205881102/in/photostream

  • José Eduardo (@j_edzz) October 8, 2011 11:01 pm

    With a book, allways!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_edzz/5730129772/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Ikhwan October 8, 2011 10:32 pm

    Two of mine ...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60933389@N06/6222845862/

  • Kerry Sellers October 8, 2011 09:41 pm

    off of Hydra Greece

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerryq8/6079729600/in/set-72157627391356021

  • Axel October 8, 2011 09:19 pm

    Car-to-bike image in the sunset...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-brunst-fotografie/6222174861/in/photostream

  • vipul vaibhav October 8, 2011 08:37 pm

    another one at jomtien beach,pattaya.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vipulvaibhav/6220627217/in/photostream

  • vipul vaibhav October 8, 2011 08:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vipulvaibhav/6220629995/in/photostream

  • Adrian October 8, 2011 08:28 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/2265455
    Did this at the start of the week, quite pleased with the result

  • Ravindra October 8, 2011 07:59 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=181796511892720&set=a.110351539037218.15283.108502959222076&type=3&theater

  • Kerry Sellers October 8, 2011 07:36 pm

    off of Hydra Greece

  • Kerry Sellers October 8, 2011 07:36 pm

  • Monica Ruseva October 8, 2011 07:35 pm

    From this morning:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68400016@N03/6222555762/in/photostream

  • Robyn Seears October 8, 2011 07:27 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2035583769916&set=a.2035358764291.163148.1253855630&type=3&theater Don't know if this will work. Shot was taken at dawn at Middlecamp Station near Broken Hill NSW Australia.

  • Justin A.C. October 8, 2011 07:25 pm

    My beautiful girlfriend making those golden hours really shine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/masterpiecebackwards/6222546926/in/photostream

  • Che October 8, 2011 06:55 pm

  • Che October 8, 2011 06:54 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/krittap/6132497819/in/photostream

  • Demet October 8, 2011 06:43 pm

    taken at southwest coast of Turkey, Gulluk

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/demet2001tr/6028433717/in/photostream

  • Demet October 8, 2011 06:37 pm

    taken at southwest coast of Turkey, Gulluk

  • Jean-Yves Gruffat October 8, 2011 05:59 pm

    On the shore of Lake Geneva
    http://www.gruffat.org/galerie/picture.php?/1225/category/suisse_geneve

  • Martin Cook October 8, 2011 05:47 pm

    A golden misty morn

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/6198202788/

  • Mandeno Moments October 8, 2011 05:38 pm

    To keep the warm tones present in the golden hours set your white balance to daylight.

    My entries:

    http://mandenomoments.com/garden-girls/e10c208d9

    http://mandenomoments.com/hamiltons-gap-270811/ec88be2f

  • Mark October 8, 2011 05:34 pm

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/61031091@N07/6208716522/ oops the link would help!!!! Sorry

  • Mark October 8, 2011 05:33 pm

    This is a sunset taken in royal Victoria park in bath last Sunday on the last day of our uk heatwave!!!! Any comments welcome, mark

  • Tom Kelly October 8, 2011 05:30 pm

    I took this last January.

  • Doug Sundseth October 8, 2011 04:11 pm

    Try again.

    A recent sunset shot:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/6190628401/in/photostream

  • Chandra October 8, 2011 04:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65172747@N05/6222264222/in/photostream/

  • Chandra October 8, 2011 04:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65172747@N05/6222264672/in/photostream

  • Tim Russell October 8, 2011 03:38 pm

    Young girls in a village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. The villagers had never had western visitors before & many of them ran away, but these two were happy to stay & face the camera.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ogKn1epX1wT2vucDU2It1g?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cschR0lR6e4zbT2VmJon-A?feat=directlink

  • jico gallana October 8, 2011 03:22 pm

    Lighthouse By The Lake at Sunset

    http://jicogallanaphotography.tumblr.com/post/11169494035/lighthouse-by-the-lake-at-sunset-lake-ray

    Constructive criticism and comments are appreciated. Thanks.

  • Jerry Rule October 8, 2011 03:07 pm

    Nice job Graham!

  • Jerry Rule October 8, 2011 03:05 pm

    http://www.nineiris.com/B2medium.jpg

  • Robin October 8, 2011 03:02 pm

    Out with camera tonight - golden hour is extra short when working with kids who need dinner before the sun actually sets.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9890517@N07/6222125902/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • curtis October 8, 2011 02:44 pm

    Ok, not expecting great results but on of my first shots (just got my dslr a week ago) and first post on here. Quick snapshot on my way home from work.
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/cseevers/6220468908/

  • Wrenchead October 8, 2011 02:27 pm

    On a mountain in Indonesia just after sunrise.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/4140683315/in/photostream

  • Wrenchead October 8, 2011 02:26 pm

    Majestic faces on a temple at Angkor just before sunset.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/5498436493/in/photostream

  • Doug Sundseth October 8, 2011 01:56 pm

    A recent sunset shot:

  • Matt Doebler October 8, 2011 12:03 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/2324405 Taken in Chattanooga, TN just prior to sunset.

  • Andre October 8, 2011 09:18 am

    Sunset at Venice Beach : http://www.flickr.com/photos/andidd80/6221003809/

  • Ana Campbell October 8, 2011 09:16 am

    These are both shoots taken at the end of the day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/anacampbell/sets/72157627841113050/

  • Sourav October 8, 2011 09:04 am

    This was taken in Madison, WI.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sourav_sen/6220981567/

  • Ellis October 8, 2011 09:00 am

    A small contribution: just loved the morning's sun on my way to work...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24556956@N04/6221412546/

  • Barry October 8, 2011 08:58 am

    This is by far my favourite golden hour shot.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/6134132005/in/photostream

  • Herr Olsen October 8, 2011 08:35 am

    One of my better ones...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/herrolsen/4954108377/' title='Goldene Stunde / Golden Hour' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/4954108377_73db0d117e.jpg']

  • Graham October 8, 2011 08:30 am

    Not this week but one I love.
    Chase the Sun http://www.flickr.com/photos/teratakiphoto/5780364017/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Pathik October 8, 2011 08:26 am

    here are my submissions.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonipathik/6099104414/in/set-72157627559541616
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonipathik/6139593836/in/set-72157627559541616
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonipathik/6219012625/

  • Erik Kerstenbeck October 8, 2011 08:16 am

    This was taken in Ontarion Canada - variable ND Filter used to smooth out the Lake

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/end-of-a-perfect-day/

  • Nicole Opie October 8, 2011 08:01 am

    These images were taken in the golden hour.

    http://wp.me/p1IcZk-10

  • Scott MC October 8, 2011 08:00 am

    I carry my old 10D just about wherever I go... this shot isn'r especially spectacular or anything - this is golden hour (am) in the Tweed Valley NSW

    http://tweed360.com.au/2011/10/07/good-tweed-valley-morning/

  • Mark Morrison October 8, 2011 07:48 am

    Here's one I shot on the Delaware River with my Sony A200:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62345464@N06/5780937122/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62345464@N06/5780937122/' title='Delaware River Sunset' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/5780937122_2be201d719.jpg']

  • Team Hymas October 8, 2011 07:27 am

    here is one in the golden light of a new day..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hymasimages/6194872961/in/photostream

  • Team Hymas October 8, 2011 07:25 am

    here is one in the golden light of a new day..
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hymasimages/6194872961/' title='Morning light.. ready for winter' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6194872961_2693b43aca.jpg']

  • Team Hymas October 8, 2011 07:23 am

    here is one in the golden light of a new day..

  • Alan Schantz October 8, 2011 07:07 am

    Here's a shot I really love. I don't always carry my 5D Mark II but my Canon S90 is always in my pocket. Here's a great example of when it paid off!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan_f_schantz/4695165992/in/set-72157624137683873

  • Martin Cook October 8, 2011 07:02 am

    And another....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/6198148506/

  • Martin Cook October 8, 2011 07:00 am

    Goldern misty morn

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/6198202788/' title='Misty Morn' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6158/6198202788_1e48c501ba.jpg']

  • Bobbi Van Reet October 8, 2011 06:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanreetphotography/6220666649/' title='5' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6098/6220666649_238aaa213c_z.jpg']

  • Bobbi Van Reet October 8, 2011 06:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanreetphotography/6220666695/' title='15' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6154/6220666695_ef504b7b47_z.jpg']

  • Karine Ardault October 8, 2011 06:23 am

    Did a photo shoot last week-end, during the golden hour which is very short when you leave near the equator! Love the results and posted about it at http://blog.karineardault.com/karine_ardault/2011/10/the-magic-hour.html

  • Jeff E Jensen October 8, 2011 06:21 am

    Some images of a photo shoot happening during sunset at the Great Salt Lake.

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/09/yoga.html

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