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Blue Hour @ Marina Bay

By jensen.chua
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Dear friends, Do you like sunset photography? Then I am sure you will like the blue hour shooting session. The blue hour arrives shortly before sunrise and after sunset when the sun's position is just below the horizon and produces those cooler tones. But it does not span an hour, it lasts only about 20-30min. In Singapore, our sunset is around 6.50 pm, so the blue hour lasts about 7 pm - 7.30 pm. I like to term photographers doing blue hour (i will touch on the golden hour in a future posting) as "passionate photography". Why so? Because we would have been at the photo site much earlier recceing the ideal angles, missing dinner time with family, friends or just simply having late dinner. I attached a few frames I recently captured at the Jubilee Bridge (Marina Bay) to showcase the scenes as they transitioned from dusk to blue hour. When the blue hue has receded, it's time to pack up and go home. Camera - Canon EOS 5DmkIV Lens - Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L MkII Filter - Nisi Natural Night Filter (100mm x 100mm) Tripod - Sirui N2204X and Manfrotto BHQ2 Xpro Ballhead

jensen.chua

Jensen Chua is a Singaporean who started his journey in photography at 15 years old. In the world before the internet, he built his basic skills with mentors from New York Institute of Photography via printed assignments and cassette-recorded critiques couriered across continents. Having grown up during the days of films and manual cameras shaped his personal philosophy that photography is about honest imaging and being faithful to real life with minimal digital enhancement.