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Whitesands Bay – The magical Golden Hour

17.09.47 – The Golden Hour begins

 

In the past couple of months I have been making more use of my Instagram account (@arfrost) and on it my profile reads – ‘A monochrome photographer with occasional colour lapses’. I think this sums up my approach to photography rather well, and this post is just that, a lapse into colour.

For many landscape photographers the ‘Golden Hour’ at the beginning or at the end of the day is one of the most popular times to be out with a camera. This set of images demonstrates rather well the reason why it can be a magical experience. The colour of the light is constantly changing and arguably the longer you wait, the greater the reward is likely to be.

 

17.24.03 Showing Potential

 

All of these images were taken from more or less the same position, looking out over Whitesands Bay in Pembrokeshire back in February this year. The first frame was taken at 17.10hrs and the last at just before 18.00hrs, a difference of just 50 minutes.

 

17.44.46 Jogger at dusk

 

17.54.10 Forty five minutes after the first frame

 

17.58.11 The Magical Golden Hour

 

As well as the glorious colour palettes the inclusion of people and in some cases their dogs as well, adds human interest to three of the five images, which appeals to me.

If you happen to find yourself in a wonderful location when the day is drawing to a close, and assuming you have the time to sit or stand and just wait; then there is no greater pleasure than to enjoy the ‘Golden Hour’. Whether you have a camera with you or not, the experience¬†is hard to beat.

 

6 Responses to “Whitesands Bay – The magical Golden Hour”

  1. allister smith

    What a very interesting group of images and very illustrative of the, sometimes, quite radical changes in light and of the resultant mood. Thanks!

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  2. LensScaper

    A beautiful viewpoint that looks as if it is just elevated a little above the beach. Each image is essentially monochromatic but of course the colour temperature changes with each image. The figures are a nice inclusion too.

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    • alan frost

      Thanks Andy. For much of the time I was sitting in the car, (elevated car park) watching the light change. It was too cold to be outside for the hour or so I was there!

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