Blue Hour at Marina Bay

Dear friends, many of you should have heard of blue or golden hour photography. I like to touch on the blue hour, which arrives shortly after sunset when the sun’s position is just below the horizon and produces those cooler tones. But it doesn’t 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. In this article, like to share some pictures shot during the blue hour at Marina Bay.

Blue Hour at Marina Bay

I like to describe 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 checking for the ‘best’ angles, missing dinner time with family, friends or just simply having late dinner. Disciplined photography takes focused commitment, I am sure anyone would agree?

The blue hour at Marina Bay

Blue Hour at Marina Bay

I attached 3 frames I recently captured at the Jubilee Bridge (Marina Bay) to showcase the scenes as they transitioned from dusk to blue hour. The 1st picture was shot at 7.06 pm as dusk arrived. In the picture above (3.2s, F8, ISO100), it’s in the middle part of the blue hour at 7.18 pm. Observe the receding blue light at the bottom frame (30s, F16, ISO50) at 7.35 pm, that’s when it’s time to pack up and go home.

Blue Hour at Marina Bay

Photo gears details

The gears used are as follows:

Camera Canon EOS 5DMkIV. LensCanon EF 24-70mm F2.8L MkII . FilterNisi Natural Night Filter (100mm x 100mm) The camera was mounted on a Sirui N2204X tripod and Manfrotto BHQ2 Xpro Ballhead.

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Footnote: All pictures used in this travelogue are copyrighted to Jensen Chua Photography and all rights reserved. The opinion expressed is factual, objective and that of the author.

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