Golden Hour in the Mountains | Qurator's Photo Quest

The time shortly after sunrise or before sunset, when the sun is still or already quite low over the horizon, is called "Golden Hour" in photography. The light is more red and the landscapes and sky look often golden.

Golden Hour
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Golden Hour | Sunset from the Saualpe Mountain Range
Golden Hour
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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/10 . 1/40 sec . @72 mm

I love the Golden Hour most at the sea or when I'm on a mountain, like in these photos where I have been on a little mountain near my home town (Google Maps location see below).

When I view a sunset from a mountain I love such hazy and soft golden light situations where the mountain ranges look like layers that become lighter towards the horizon.

Golden Hour
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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/10 . 1/160 sec . @72 mm

This post is my contribution to this week's the Photo Quest theme of @qurator: "Golden Hour".
To participate in this cool contest please click here for more info about it and about the rules: Qurator's Photo Quest | Golden Hour

Golden Hour
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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/10 . 1/50 sec . @113 mm

In Gold Lacquer

Gold are the great trees overhead,
And gold the leaf-strewn grass,
As though a cloth of gold were spread
To let a seraph pass.
And where the pageant should go by,
Meadow and wood and stream,
The world is all of lacquered gold,
Expectant as a dream.

Against the sunset's burning gold,
Etched in dark monotone
Behind its alley of grey trees
And gateposts of grey stone,
Stands the Old Manse, about whose eaves
An air of mystery clings,
Abandoned to the lonely peace
Of bygone ghostly things.

In molten gold the river winds
With languid sweep and turn,
Beside the red-gold wooded hill
Yellowed with ash and fern.
The streets are tiled with gold-green shade
And arched with fretted gold,
Ecstatic aisles that richly thread
This minster grim and old.

The air is flecked with filtered gold,—
The shimmer of romance
Whose ageless glamour still must hold
The world as in a trance,
Pouring o'er every time and place
Light of an amber sea,
The spell of all the gladsome things
That have been or shall be.

by Bliss Carman


Location: My on the Saualpe Mountain Range on Google Maps
Golden hour (photography) - Wikipedia
Saualpe - Wikipedia
Diex - Wikipedia

All my photos were shot with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM, SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C.

I leave all EXIF and IPTC information stored in the pictures.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
have a nice evening and a wonderful weekend,
Johann Piber @johannpiber
Photos and Text: @johannpiber | Johann Piber | All rights reserved - do not use without my permission

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