Golden Hour Cemetery Photography
I studied photography in college as part of my elective credits.
My professor always begged his students to take advantage of the golden hours. The golden hours are the time periods directly after sunrise and right before sunset. During these hours, sunlight is filtered though a larger portion of the earth’s atmosphere than it is at mid-day. This filtering effect gives a very pleasing, warm feeling to photographs.
I find that this pleasing feeling is felt in real life too. There is something about being in a cemetery at day break. As the sun crests the horizon to light the world, there’s no place I’d rather be than in a peaceful cemetery beginning a day’s work. Likewise, in the evening, as the sun dips to the west, I always feel a sense of accomplishment knowing I’ve put the day’s sunlight to productive use.
I was in the cemetery this evening as the sun was ready to dip below the horizon. It made everything bright and green and I wanted to share this photograph with you.
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