Blue Hour Photos Taken Around the World

Dresden, Germany

One of the best times to photograph outside is during the golden hour, or when we get the first and last hours of sunlight. If you’d like to capture more stunning and magical photos, however, try and catch the blue hour (or twilight), the window of time in the morning that begins minutes before sunrise or the period in the evening after the sun has set (and before complete darkness). To see just what we mean, we’ve put together a compilation of the 20 best “blue hour” photographs we found around the web that not only show how gorgeous the sky can be, they also highlight parts of the world that appear even more beautiful when bathed in this blue-ish hue.

First photo credit: Matthias Haker

Colosseum, Rome, Italy


Victoria, BC, Canada

Brandon Godfrey

Dyrhlaey, Iceland

Saleh AlRashaid

Mt. Moran, Wyoming, USA

Jerry Patterson

Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Stefan Baurle

Tower Bridge, London, England

Conor MacNeill

New York, New York, USA

Philipp Klinger

Kaysersberg, France

Volker Gilbert

Queenstown, New Zealand

Elia Locardi

Cinque Terre, Italy

Elia Locardi

Shanghai, China

Elia Locardi

Istanbul, Turkey

Elia Locardi

Yellowstone, Montana, USA

Trey Ratcliff

San Francisco, California, USA

Jonathan Fleming

Washington D.C., USA

Ian Livingston

Schwyz, Switzerland

David Kaplan

Charminar, Hyderabad, India

Madhavi Kuram

Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Henk Meijer

Paris, France

A.G. photographe

For tips on how to take photos during the blue hour, check out this website.

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