Photographers call the time after sunset before it gets totally dark the “blue hour.” It is a great time to take photos, especially cityscapes, as the intermingling of natural and artificial light creates dramatic effects and the world is imbued with blue.
For non-photographers like my wife, it is also a “blue hour,” but for different reasons. She is usually bored and blue while waiting for me to take photos before we can move on to something more fun. Sometimes I pacify her with wine and that makes her happy.
Few places in this world are as photogenic as Venice; the blue hour is pure magic in the ancient city of canals and cathedrals. Each evening, I spent the blue hour photographing the magic while watching the world pass by. My wife brought along her wine and hung out with me. All was right in the world.
Venice Blue Hour Photo Gallery
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What is your favorite time of day?
Does your spouse drag you along to take photos?