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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the golden hour”, that first or last hour of the day that gives such a special light to everything around. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.
I love the glowing effect the rising sun rays give to these puffy clouds.
On a winter morning, I love how the sun rays do their best to shine through the fog and make the fall foliage turn gold.
The morning sunlight right after a night of rain has an interesting effect too. I love to capture that special light on raindrops.
We don’t get a lot of frost in San Diego and when we do, it starts to disappear as soon as the sun comes out and exposes its warm rays. So it’s a race against time to capture the frost in the sunlight before it melts.
The late afternoon sun in the winter can give a nice golden look to yellow leaves, and the scene looks even nicer if you can capture the moon in the background.
Finally I like how bright the sky can still be while everything on the ground is getting darker as the sun sets.
I love the photo of fall leaves with the moon in the background!
Thank you! It’s one of my favorite too, considering I enjoy fall in San Diego. At least the end of it, past fire season. 🙂
Lovely pics for the challenge, Milka. I too love the one with the moon in the blue sky. 🙂
Thank you very much! I thought that photo would fit the challenge just right.
Awesome photos as usual, Milka. Cheers
Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by and comment today, Jean!
Great representation of the golden hour and challenge very nice, I love all the different images to represent the challenge.
I’m inviting you to join us on a regular photo tour link up on Mondays called Travel Photo Mondays, take a look
Thank you very much! I’ll check into your Monday photo tour. Thanks for the invitation!
Stunning images! My favorite times of day…love that golden light!
Thank you! I’m better at capturing this light in the winter with the shorter days, as I’m usually home taking care of my kids during the last hours of daylight in the summer.