Thursday, April 16, 2009

L'heure bleue Skywatch

The blue hour comes from a French expression (l'heure bleue), which refers to twilight, the period each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness.
The Arc De Triomphe in the Blue Hour.
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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful sky above that magnificent memorial arch!

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  2. Beautiful Sky Watch shot James!

    I noticed from your comment at Country Captures and a previous post that you are looking to upgrade your camera. The 40D & 50D's are excellent choices, compliment it with a couple of good quality lenses and you will never regret it.

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  3. Beautiful blue hour.
    Happy skywatching
    Mary Elizabeth
    Blog.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful photo. the sky is an amazing color. Blue hour is an appropriate name.

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  5. One of my favorite hours! This is just gorgeous, James!

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  6. That's amazing, James, and a lot more exciting than my shots from my street!

    Thanks for visiting! I hear Newtown is a nice area to live!!

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  7. Beautiful colour!
    I love the blue hour at my place. It's the time I go for a walk ,other hours are just too hot!Thanks for the visit.

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  8. This is a great shot! Ive never seen this place in real but often seen them in movies and photos...and they are great object for photography anytime of the day -- especially at night.

    Happy skywatching!

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  9. Wonderful shot of a beautiful landmark. Now you need to venture out under those stormy skies, if you've braved the French!

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  10. A lovely photograph. I would love to make a trip to Paris one day and see this for myself. Pretty lighting and beautiful sky.

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  11. Your shot is magnifique. The details shows the beauty of this building. The colours and the shadows are really nicely contrasted!

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  12. This picture is outstanding! What a perfect sky!
    Congratulations James!
    Léia :-)

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  13. wonderful sky today! Thanks you! And thanks for your visit to my skywatch post also.

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  14. Great shot!
    Beautiful blue hour of " Arc de Triomphe "
    Wonderful shot of a beautiful landmark...
    Thanks for sharing, and for stooping at my blog too..

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  15. James, I love this shot! I've been there too, but never capturing the blue hour. I remembering trying to get around the traffic to just get over to it! Fun memories for me of a fun time for me to remember! I'll have to look for my photos, but I know none of mine are even half a good as this one you took! Love it!! Thanks for commenting on my blog too! Good luck with your move!

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  16. definitely a blue hour! lovely composition!

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  17. Love the color of the blue of the sky!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Jo

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  18. Very beautiful--to me this is the bewitching hour!!

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  19. The Blue Hour certainly offers a great photo opportunity ... and so does the Arc De Triomphe

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  20. You certainly captured this Parisian blue hour exquisitely! Thanks for visiting my SWF post...enjoy the skies!

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  21. wonderful shot with some nice lighting

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  22. Reminds me of one of my favorite picture books, " Twilight Comes Twice" by Ralph Fletcher, a Birmingham author. Of course the Arch looks fabulous in this wonderful light.
    V

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  23. This photo is gorgeous, I love l'heure bleue it is my favorite, but I call it the Peter pan blue since I was a child, so at home that hour is called like that :)

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