Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

Bastienne Harbor and Nevis

Bastienne Harbor and Nevis

The Golden Hour – whether after sunrise or before sunset – that time that we  photographers seek. When shadows lengthen and the light softens, magic happens in front of our lens. For this week’s challenge, I chose a shot I took last summer in Bastienne Harbor on the island of St. Kitts. Just before sunset, the flag of St. Kitts flies from the stern of the Caribbean Explorer II. In the distance, the cloud covered volcano rises above the horizon on the island of Nevis. I could not contain my excitement as we embarked on a week of scuba diving and underwater photography in the lesser Antilles.

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30 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

  1. vastlycurious.com says:

    I can hear it flapping. Lovely captured light!

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  2. You know, I have not tried photography in the gloaming. Thank you for the tip.

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  3. I also know that hour as magic hour, Cathy. The light is superb at that time and your picture illustrates that perfectly.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, V. Honestly, I wish I took advantage of it more in my photos. It almost always seems that I’m shooting in the middle of the day, the worst time, so I guess I’m not as dedicated as some, but it’s nice when it all comes together.

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  5. mimijk says:

    This photo is perfect – it captures the time of day, the flow of the breeze – I can’t help but let out a long sigh (despite the fact that it’s only 4:30 in the morning!)

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  6. Jean Alaba says:

    Great photo! I’d love to see your shots from scuba diving.

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  8. The Hook says:

    Beautiful composition, Cathy.

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  10. ShimonZ says:

    a beautiful scene, even if the flag seems to be demanding a bit too much attention.

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  11. aFrankAngle says:

    Beautiful … and I can feel the refreshing breezes of morning!

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  13. Bastet says:

    Oh my…this is lovely!

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  14. Almost did this one myself… oh how those colors pop, when the light dims. Love it!

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