Thursday, September 06, 2007
if your the sort of photographer than wants to precisely plan your trips and photo opportunities a little in advance, why not try out one of the new FD flikrtoys, called Sunset, it gives you a table of the local sunrise and sunset times along with phase of the moon anywhere in the world for the next month.
The hour before sunset, and particularly the hour after sunrise, are called the golden hours. As well are the warmer tone in the light, it will generally be less harsh (more defuse and thus flattering) and so there will be a better balance between highlights and shadows. A notable exception is the strong silhouette that can be achieved aiming straight at the subdued sun.