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I am back to my Lubeck archives. Holstentor is probably the most recognizable structure in town. To see a more classic view of it in a wider context follow this link:
https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=1183022
Here a less popular angle. I took advantage of the naked trees to frame this famous town gate. I made a long note about the blue hour under my previous post. As much as I was late for blue hour in the previous photo, here the photo was taken too soon. It does not make it worse of course, I still like it. In the past I was simply walking around taking many photos along the evening. Now I rather pick a spot and I stay there taking multiple shots and trying to find the best blue houe moment.

Following Paul’s question, I found a very interesting article about the physics behind the blue hour here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight
Sadly, it seems too complex sometimes and the implications are not easy to translate for a photographer, hence everything I wrote before is true but if you were curious why the blue hour happens follow that article. In the end, I believe it is all about balancing the artificial and natural light. Without well illuminated objects, the blue hour is in my opinion not nearly as attractive.

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