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Thanks again to everyone who voted for me in the January Challenge. This was a fabulous surprise and it has lifted my spirits. 

 

The February Challenge is "The Blue Hour - Dawn and Dusk"

 

To quote wikipedia: "The blue hour is the period of twilight during dawn each morning and dusk each evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue."

 

The rules:

  • no sunsets (some orange afterglow in the sky is fine as long as there's also some blue in it)
  • no black skies
  • 3 images / photographer
  • challenge ends last day of the month
  • winner has to start the next challenge

Here are some examples:

 

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Hope you like it.

 

Good luck everyone. 

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Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

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Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

Why? You still have time to take some shots. :-)

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Only one entry this time, need to go out more often at that time of the day!

 

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Mine...

 

Cape Sounion, Greece

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Eileen Donan Castle, Scotland

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Caladh Harbour in the Kyles of Bute, Scotland

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Here are two of mine.

 

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Paris - Place de la Concorde

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Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

Why? You still have time to take some shots. :-)

 

 

 

TokyoM1ke only takes Mono.

 

Allan

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Good topic VPics - here's three from me :)

 

Torgon, Swiss Alps:

 

switzerland-swiss-alps-the-skiing-villag

 

Moonrise over Pico volcano, from Horta, The Azores:

 

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Guimaraes, Portugal:

 

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Kumar

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Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

Why? You still have time to take some shots. :-)

 

 

 

TokyoM1ke only takes Mono.

 

Allan

 

Thanks Allan - but more to the point, I don't own a colour camera!

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Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

Why? You still have time to take some shots. :-)

 

 

 

TokyoM1ke only takes Mono.

 

Allan

 

Thanks Allan - but more to the point, I don't own a colour camera!

 

iPhone and stockimo images?

 

Kumar   ;)

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My first: Notre Dame des Anges, Collioure, France

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Misty dawn,  Attenborough Nature Reserve
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No iPh

 

 

 

 

 

Excluded from this month's competition - Devastated! Had to happen at some point... Good luck everyone (else)  ;)

Why? You still have time to take some shots. :-)

 

 

 

TokyoM1ke only takes Mono.

 

Allan

 

Thanks Allan - but more to the point, I don't own a colour camera!

 

iPhone and stockimo images?

 

Kumar   ;)

No iPhone either... Andorid. ;(

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Sunrise high on Kilimanjaro at Gilmans Point:

 

sunrise-over-kenya-from-the-summit-crater-rim-on-mount-kilimanjaro-A8P143.jpg

 

 

 

and Belle Plagne at sunset:

 

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Edited by Malcolm Park

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Oooh, nice topic. Count me in for three.

 

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Gorgeous Annecy in the gorgeous Alps.

 

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Montmartre in Paris

 

 

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In the French Alps

 

Great topic, I look forward to some knockout photos as we had with the last challenge.

 

Colin

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I don't normally do this but I'll have a go for a change.

 

Cardiff Bay waterfront

view-across-mermaid-dock-to-pierhead-bui

 

and another from Cardiff Bay

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Menai Bridge - a bit closer to home

view-of-menai-strait-with-floodlit-menai

 

Pearl

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Only have two at the moment,  can I add a third later???

 

sunrise-over-the-shincliffe-countryside-

 

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Good luck to all. Already some great images :huh:

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nauset-light-lighthouse-at-sunset-with-t

Nauset lighthouse Eastham Cape Cod Massachusetts

 

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Lifeguard chairs blue hour in the Hamptons, New York with sliver of moon and Venus

 

 

 

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Blue hour by the Hudson River Westchester County New York

 

Love this challenge - my favorite time of day to photograph. Reminds me that I have many more photos to process and add to Alamy. Great choice for a challenge! Tough competition already! 

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Sure, you can add or exchange pics until the end of the month. 

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My contribution of this month

 

Malecón, La Habana

 

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Barcelona

 

 

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Blackpool

 

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The "blue hour" is usually a "snooze hour" for me, but here's one for starters:

 

Romance at dusk, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 

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This is really difficult. Can I has 30?

In the end a very personal choice: stuff near where I grew up; have lived and where I live now.

 

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Amsterdam Canal near where I was born - 0.3 miles / 500 meter

 

 

 

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Haarlem Windmill near where I live-1mile / 1600 meters
 
 
 
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The White House near where we used to live in DC - 0.5 miles / 800 meter
 
wim

 

edit: distances to front door.

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burchells-zebra-equus-burchellii-solitar

EH0WP8  Young Zebra foal at dusk in Namibia, Africa

 

 

 

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DMBM55   Quiver Trees in Namibia, Africa

 

 

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E97YW6  Young Polar Bear on a frosty morning in Manitoba, Canada

 

I was trying to get the medium size images but have failed. Any tips?

 

 

Paulette

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Sunrise and sunset, my two favorite times for photography.

 

Miami Blues, twilight in Miami.                                Early evening in Guanajuato, Mexico                     Roseate Spoonbills in wetland waters of Cedar Key

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the-city-of-arts-and-sciences-science-mu

The City of Arts and Sciences, Science Museum Prince Philip and The Hemisferic, Valencia, Spain

 

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

 

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Plac Katedralny Cathedral Platz on Cathedral Island Ostrów Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland

Edited by Callie
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Thank you, Phiippe!

 

Paulette

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