Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bryant Park II

This photo was taken last weekend at around 7PM just as the sun has set and a dark glow was beginning to take over the city. I especially love to take photos at this time of the day because the photos always come out with a lovely blue hue. I read somewhere that the best time to take photos are an hour after the sun rises and an hour before the sun sets before the sun casts shadows on the floor.

When do you usually take your photos?

16 comments:

Chris said...

I like to take photos in the late afternoon, too. The light is just beautiful.

Southern Heart said...

I like early morning or late afternoon, too. For my flower photos, I have found that I like late morning/early afternoon (to highlight the colors), but with the sun at my back.

Very nice photo!

tigerfish said...

I like to take my pictures in the day when there are tonnes of natural light. But not too bright!

Quiet park.

Olivier said...

voila les célèbres chaises du bryant park, des copies de celle du jardin du Luxembourg a Paris. J'adore
veils the famous chairs of the bryant park, of copies of that of the garden of Luxembourg in Paris. I love

Chuck Pefley said...

Love that park behind the library ... one of my favorites in NY actually. Lovely light near or after both sunrise and sunset, but in practice I'll usually make a photo when ever I see it. Naturally there are some scenes I'll make a special effort to capture by appointment ... often returning many times hoping for the right light and conditions. ~Chuck

Kim said...

Ming, except for the light, I thought for a second these chairs and tables might be at a Paris park. The light was too different, though, and I knew before reading NY that it was somewhere else. I like the reflections on some of the seats. I have a Flickr friend who is a morning person and takes the most wonderful sunrise shots as well as sunset shots. He gets that incandescent blue in the sky after sunset a lot. Really beautiful.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

alice said...

"Lovely blue hue", what a nice expression, I'll try to remember it.

oldmanlincoln said...

The after glow is interesting. I like this post.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Monika N. said...

Whenever I haven't forgotten my camera...or something funny is happening around me.

Nice gloomy shot!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I don't think I have a specific time when I take photos.... whenever I see something worth taking I suppose!

Oh for the love of food! said...

I take my photos between 9am and 11am - it seems to be the best time to take food photos indoors for me as there are no shadows.
You must be busy, I noticed you were a day late putting up a post yesterday? or was it the day before? Hope you are in the pink of health and everything else is ok! xo

Lori said...

I'll have to try taking photos at that time of day. I usually end up taking them when the sun is brightest and they end up too bright. I really like the blue hue in this picure. Before long all those chairs in Bryant Park will be filled with people!

citygirl15 said...

I like to take photos on on an overcast day, when there are no shadows.

brian said...

this is my favorite time of day, and the color turned out great in this shot!

Jilly said...

I often take them between 9 and 11 in the morning but really it's far too bright here. I suppose the best time is late afternoon but then it's dog feeding time!

Probably the answer is to face the right direction, according to the sun. Have to say I struggle with this endlessly - take photos all the time and pray they will work. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

This is lovely, Ming.

Kitty said...

Isn't this Museum the best?
I loved going recently and want to revisit, along with the Natural History Museum. I have a feeling there's tons of photos to be had there.

TGIF, Ming!