Blue hour monument

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 February 2020 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A group of us went back to Oakwood Cemetery on the 9th to try full moon and light painting. Well, most of what I shot was a total failure. Two came back that I am not ashamed to show. This was taken after sunset but before moonrise. A friend was painting the tall monument with a flashlight. This was a 65 second exposure. A better balance of the light on the monument would be better.

When there is another moon and the weather is a bit warmer, we might go back. But the bare tree will be full by then.

SONY SLT-A77V 65 seconds F/13.0 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb! I love this photo *****

22 Feb 2020 5:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gives a very eerie look. A nice image for a Ghost Novel..
Pity you did not bump into any spirits ( or rather, go through :))))))

22 Feb 2020 5:50am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Gloomy atmosphere well rendered!

22 Feb 2020 7:04am

Captain Creation from Saint Nazaire. Pays de la Loire., France

Grand moment de sérénité autour de ce monument.

22 Feb 2020 7:10am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Très belle lumière bleue et joli rendu, j'aime beaucoup !
Bon we Harry

22 Feb 2020 9:13am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fine moment of peace.

22 Feb 2020 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

beautiful blue hour !!

22 Feb 2020 12:08pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

Oh, I do like this....

22 Feb 2020 4:17pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very good capture in this difficult light.

22 Feb 2020 5:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique tonalité et vue quelle statue et hauteur superbe
Belle soirée

22 Feb 2020 5:56pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ambiance sombre, impressionnante. )

22 Feb 2020 5:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An interesting process to come up with a picture of this monument. A friend painting it provided the necessary light.

22 Feb 2020 6:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful atmosphere . A superb composition .

22 Feb 2020 6:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


22 Feb 2020 10:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous image. The light is perfect. It creates a fabulous mood. 5*

23 Feb 2020 2:24am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Perhaps not what you intended, but it's lovely all the same!

24 Feb 2020 2:13am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

this is beautiful

25 Feb 2020 4:01pm