Photos Shot on the “Blue Border” of Day and Night Capture the Enchantment of Twilight

Blue Landscapes

German landscape photographer Kilian Schönberger invites viewers to see nature in a new light. In Winter’s Tale, Schönberger imagines snow-covered scenery as settings for fairytales and folklore. With Winter is Coming, he pays tribute to one of his favorite fantasy stories. And, for his most recent series, The Blue Border, Schönberger explores the alluring enchantment of twilight.

Featuring photographs shot both at dusk and dawn, The Blue Border captures the magical moments of blue-tinted beauty that regularly grace nature. Whether illuminated by a bright harvest moon, shrouded in a cloak of fog, or obscured by low-lying mist, these atmospheric landscapes present a glimpse into the “blue hour”—a simplified title used to denote a period of twilight. 

While shooting during the blue hour is a common practice amongst landscape photographers, Schönberger's appreciation for this fleeting period transcends an interest in aesthetics. “It's far more than just a special light mood,” he explains. “For me it's a magical border between the rational daylight world and the mystic realm of the night.”

With such a poetic approach to his craft, it comes as no surprise that Schönberger's practice comprises much more than simply snapping photos in pursuit of the perfect shot. Instead, he uses his talents to honor, document, and understand the mysterious side of nature.  “Like a visual novelist I'm trying to capture this daily transformation of the world with my camera,” he reveals. “A silent witness of these magic moments between day and night, right on The Blue Border.”

In The Blue Border, a series of landscape photographs shot at twilight, Kilian Schönberger explores the enchanting beauty of “blue hour.”

Blue Landscapes Blue Landscapes Blue Landscapes Blue Hour Blue Hour Blue Hour Blue Hour Blue Hour Kilian Schonberger Photography Kilian Schonberger Photography Kilian Schonberger Photography The Blue Border by Kilian Schonberger The Blue Border by Kilian Schonberger The Blue Border by Kilian Schonberger

Kilian Schönberger: Website | Instagram | Behance

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Kilian Schönberger.

Related Articles:

Blue Hour Photos Taken Around the World

Gorgeous Blue Hour Photos of a Small Japanese Village

Dreamy Landscapes at Night Inspired by Space, Stars, and Video Games

Enchanting Paintings Capture the Twinkling Rooftops of Paris at Twilight

Photorealistic Painting of Twilight in Central Park

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.

Sponsored Content