Your Blue Hour Pictures

Welcome to the 69th Metamorphosis Monday!

Metamorphosis Monday:
Last Met Monday, I shared a metamorphosis of the sky as it goes from daylight to evening to the Blue Hour. If you aren’t sure what the “blue hour is” click HERE to read last week’s MM post.

Many of you were excited to capture your own blue hour pics. Thanks for sending those pics my way so I could share them with BNOTP readers tonight.

In addition to a beautiful tablescape, Bethcaught a few pics of the blue hour outside her window…

What a gorgeous blue!

Cornelia, whose beautiful home is in Switzerland, accidentally caught the blue hour when taking a few pics at dinner time…

Debbie took this shot just over her home. In case you are wondering, for these pics she used a tripod with her camera set so that the ISO was 100-200. The shutter speed was set up for 3 seconds.

Kathy took these three blue hour pics in London:

Parliament and the Thames River…

The Tower Bridge…

Big Ben:

Kathy is sharing these blue hour pics, taken from her beautiful home…

Beautiful tablesetting with a backdrop of gorgeous blue…

Mary, who lives in Virginia, captured these two blue hour pics over her home…

Great job, Mary! Gorgeous blue!

Nanci took these during a stunning sunrise…

Now this would be worth getting up early to see!

Rebecca took these blue hour pics in Gibraltar…sooo pretty!

Sarah enjoyed dinner in the beautiful garden outside her home under blue hour skies:

Bonnie shared this amazing pic…

Thanks to everyone who sent their blue hour pics! Loved seeing them all!

On Saturday, I shared this view out my breakfast window. It shows one of the decks off the screened in porch…the one with a pergola overhead, from which hangs a candlelier.

I took this pic at the very start of the blue hour here in Georgia. I wish I had thought to turn off the light in the dining room. I was so focused on the sky, I didn’t notice the reflection of the dining room walls in the photo.

I stepped out onto the deck and continued taking pics…

Every few minutes, the sky gets a bit deeper blue…

A few shots from different angles…

One last shot with the little string lights surrounding the pergola/deck, turned on…

To see when the “blue hour” arrives in your area of the country/world, click HERE. Be sure to use a tripod if possible when taking your blue hour pics. Because it’s so late in the evening and the lighting is greatly reduced, it’s very important that the camera remain perfectly steady for the best blue light pics.


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  1. Stephanie Lynn says

    Susan, I love the blue hour pictures. We have been tracking them all this week. Thanks so much for posting…I would have never knew. They are simply gorgeous! Lovely giveaway too! Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Wow, Susan! Everybody got some really great shots! I'll have to try it! And congrats to your son and his fiancee…great news! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!…hugs…Debbie

  3. Peg @ Bloomfield Farm says

    I love the blue hour photos. The ones over water are my favorites. I haven't gotten around to trying the technique but I will soon!

  4. DesignTies says

    Love all the beautiful blue skies!! And I love Cornelia's wood floor. It looks like a herringbone pattern, but with a twist with the little inlays. It's so unique 🙂


  5. burlap+blue says

    Thanks for hosting the linky part..can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!!

  6. Chatty Crone says

    . . .and a Happy Mother's Day to you too. ♥sandie

  7. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    How fun to see all the different blue hour photos–including ones from London!

    Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day, Susan. Thanks for hosting this fabulous party! 🙂

  8. You have me hooked on this blue hour thing! I've been out again tonight taking pictures!

    I enjoyed everyone's blue hour photos!

    The give away looks wonderful!

    From Virginia

  9. Wonderful photos, Susan. Loved the sunrise shots, especially. Great job posting all of them! Sincerely, Susan

  10. Wow Susan, those were some amazing pictures. And from all over the world! Blogging doesn't get any better than that.

  11. Thank you for the chance to show off our hard work!! I love to see all the wonderful projects!!

  12. MarytheKay says

    Thanks for letting me link up again! The Blue Hour pics are really AMAZING–and the all over the world aspect was really FUN. Happy Monday!

  13. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Wow Susan!
    Great post, I so enjoyed seeing all the beautiful blue hour pics! I will have to give it a try!

  14. Love that Swedish stew pot along with the other vintage finds.

  15. Thanks for hosting again. The blue skies are beautiful.

  16. Hello sweet Susan – thank you for hosting another fun week! And for allowing me to link up my ever-morphing dining room!

    First, a very special congratulations to your son Chip and your family for his recent engagement! How fabulous is that! You must be so proud and excited. What a sweet Mother's Day gift.

    And, thank you for sharing these absolutely lovely photos of the Blue skies in so many different areas! I had never heard of that before.


  17. Susan, thank you for posting all these blue hour photos. It's fun to see what other captured. Those sunset and sunrises are amazing. I've had fun playing around with the camera during the blue hour to see what comes out.
    Hope you have a great week!

  18. Thanks for sharing my pictures. I have actually been paying attention to the Blue Hour ever since your first post. Watched the sky change last night while driving to my Mother's in south Arkansas after visiting my son and his family in Little Rock.

  19. Karen- The Graphics Fairy says

    Thanks for hosting this lovely party and Happy Mother's Day to you. I'm so excited about the whole "blue hour" thing, I've never heard of that before!!

  20. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says

    Those are just gorgeous photos! I am definitely going to check out the link to find out when my blue hour is!

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Congrats on your son's engagement!

  21. Fifi Flowers says

    GORGEOUS photos!!!

  22. The blue hour this and the blue hour that….no one knows what I am talking about but I am talking about it all the time now. Lol.
    I love it and as I speak the sky outside is the darkest blue you can get before it is black. Too dark for photos but I am checking it out all the same.
    This is fun and the photos are beautiful.

  23. The blue hour this and the blue hour that….no one knows what I am talking about but I am talking about it all the time now. Lol.
    I love it and as I speak the sky outside is the darkest blue you can get before it is black. Too dark for photos but I am checking it out all the same.
    This is fun and the photos are beautiful.

  24. Greenearth says

    What an amazing collection of images, exciting to see.

  25. Ann @ makethebestofthings says

    Love the blue hours pics and I will have to try it and soon! Thanks for hosting your party each week.

  26. Atticmag says

    Susan, congrats on your son's engagement. This is a very exciting time for you and for them. Hope you enjoy every moment of it as you should!

    Thanks for hosting this week, as always. Jane F.

  27. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    Hi Susan, We certainly have some talented folks joining us here, don't we? I have been looking too but no luck yet with the blue hour.

    Please enter me in your contest.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  28. Mom on the Run says

    Thanks for hosting this party…after seven months of redecorating the "public" (and not so public) areas of my house, it's fun to have someplace to share the results.

  29. Vickie H. says

    Love those blue hour pictures! And I am crazy for your candlelier! Where DID you find that??? Thanks for sharing!

  30. Whoo blue pix are fabulous and I'm buying a new home and hope to have a pergola…love, love, love your creativity! Thanks for the weekly parties.

  31. The photos you share are all wonderful..
    I love your chandy on the porch!
    xo bj

  32. Amy @ Positively Splendid says

    Your photos are always absolutely inspiring!

  33. The Summer Kitchen Girls says

    What a lovely beginning with those blue hour pictures – I LOVE the blue hour, and seeing everyone's view of it was fantasitc today!
    Thought we'd join you all today, and are looking forward to seeing everyone's fun ideas!
    Enjoy your week!

  34. Love Where You LIve says

    Beautiful blue lights!

  35. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan! I love this idea — the "blue hour" pictures … that tween time is such an odd and eerie time of day, caught between the worlds of dark and light.

    Lovely idea — and some really terrific photos!

  36. One Cheap B*tch says

    I'm going to check for my area – thanks!


  37. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Susan, Your pictures are amazing! The vibrant dark blue sky gave me goosebumps.

  38. SmilingSally says

    Oh, Susan, how I love, love, love this blue post!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  39. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I really loved seeing all of these blue shots. I haven't found time to try it here yet…but, it is on my list!

  40. AM from White House, Black Shutters says

    I love the blue hour pictures! Most times we only take pictures of sunsets or during the daytime. Thanks for inspiring me to take some pictures of my own and for hosting this week.

    Have a great day,
    Ann Marie

  41. Love the blue hour and I can photos in my future taken on my Petite Patio 😀 Have a great week Susan, fondly, Roberta

  42. Hi Susan,

    What gorgeous photos you've shown us. I especially like the one with the snow covered branches and the sun set behind the ships…so dreamy. My husband and have taken several cruises and our favorite thing to do was sit on our balcony and watch the sun set. What a beautiful time of day with the blue skies!


  43. nice photos Susan!


    Hi Susan, Everyone's blue hour pictures are breath taking. I forgot to send the ones I had taken. But I have enjoyed viewing all the ones you and others are sharing. Fabulous! What a very nice giveaway too! Thanks so much for hosting another great day! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  45. One Life Many Journeys says

    Thanks for hosting the party! I love the sunset pictures.

  46. I love your pergola! We're about to build a small deck out back and I've told my husband he has to build a pergola too! Thanks for hosting the party!

  47. Wonderful ideas and blue pix. Thank you for everything you share!

  48. Meet Virginia says

    Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing all your lovely pics!!

  49. Susan, Thanks so much for posting the information about the blue hour, and for posting two of my photos. All the photos are beautiful and I really enjoyed seeing them! Thanks, too, for all you have done to help me be a better blogger…from assisting with the linky issue, to responding to questions I've posed, to posting your blogging how to's (I learned ALOT right there!) See you at the table tonight!

  50. Thanks for the info on blue hour. All these lovely photos are great for Blue Monday. Now I will be trying to get some blue hours shots myself!

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