The golden hour for photography
Just before sunrise, and just before sunset, is the golden hour for photography. Especially for landscape photos. The colors are softer, more vibrant, and shadows are long and interesting. Many an article has been written about the golden hour by people way more versed in photography than me. All I know is, it’s my favorite times of the day to take photos.
We had rain Sunday, and Monday. It’s been an interesting winter for weather. This is our third year wintering here, and the first year we have had any kind of rain. I’ve rather liked it. Monday evening it finally started to blow out of here, and Torrey and I had a great evening walk in the golden hour.
There was even a rainbow, well, part of a rainbow.
I took this photo of these saguaro, and when I looked at it on my computer I noticed a piece of rainbow to the left.
The red barrel cactus are so different against all the green.
The clouds were awesome as the sun got lower in the sky. This one looked like it wasn’t quite ready to give up raining.
As the sun got lower, there was a gap in the clouds for one last gasp of brightness.
And then, the finale. The clouds, the sun, and the colors all coming together for one last show.
We are leaving here tomorrow, and I’m pretty sad about that. I love the remote wildness here, it speaks to every part of me.
But, we have an art show in Litchfield Park, which is basically Phoenix, this weekend. We have to fund this crazy, wonderful, life we are living somehow. I hate the big city with a passion, but for us, it’s a necessary evil that we have to endure occasionally.
If you are in the area this weekend, come say hello, I would love to meet you. We will be at the Litchfield art and culinary festival. This is a new show for us, and we are excited to be participating. Fine wine, food and art. What more could you ask for?