‘THE MAGIC HOUR’
Transitions from day to night and night to day are special — particularly for photographers. We often refer to the hour that straddles a sunrise or sunset as “the magic hour.” At sunset, light is filtered through more of the earth’s atmosphere, bathing everything in a warm glow. Then, as the shadows take over, twilight ushers in increasingly cooler hues.
Last week, I spent a “magic hour” circling 1,000 feet above Baltimore in a small plane. While my assignment was to capture the city skyline when twilight balanced with the city lights, I was compelled to take advantage of every minute.
Baltimore City lights add warmth to the blue of twilight on the east side of downtown Baltimore. As the shadows take over, evening ushers in increasingly cooler hues.
The Patterson Park Pagoda is surrounded by trees showing various stages of fall foliage.