The Golden Hour
by Jess Dalupang
The golden hour is that time just after sunrise and just before sunset - when sunlight is weaker and has a golden glow.
I took this photo when I was driving along Al Khail road in Dubai.
I cherish the place and also cherish the golden hour which photographers will definitely not want to waste.
I pulled my Nikon DLSR out and took several shots of Dubai's skyscrapers, truly an amazing experience.
That feeling of clicking shutter release button several times in different angles on a DSLR makes me feel like a PRO.
Anyway, what I've done was a simple appreciation of mother nature's gift.
No matter what happens, I will keep and cherish these shots for life.
(for convenience links below open in new windows)The Golden Hour (see Tip 2)
truly is an ideal time to be out taking photos.
As Jess's photo here shows the light is a wonderful golden colour.
Compare that to the harsh light of midday and you're halfway towards a great photo.
Of course it helps if you are lucky enough to have the Dubai skyline for a backdrop!
Great photo. If I were being a little critical though it would have been nice to get the very top of the Burj Khalifa in - although being the tallest building in the world it might have been tricky!
Thanks for the submission Jess - definitely one to keep!
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