In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. Since the contrast is less during the golden hour, shadows are less dark, and highlights are less likely to be overexposed. In landscape photography, the warm color of the low sun is often considered desirable to enhance the colours of the scene.
It is therefore quite unfortunate that I have to work during the time the day when I most want to be outside, taking pictures. A couple of weeks ago, when one of my classes was cancelled, I took Elijah outside to play in the gardens downstairs. As you can see in the image above, the daylight was softer and warm as the golden hour approaches. There is a soft glow covering everything. As Elijah ran toward the trees, I caught this photo of him. It perfectly sums up this wonderful time of the day in our apartment complex. It is magical!
It’s a pity that we can’t get out everyday at this time during spring, but we are happy for the days when we can!