The Golden Hour

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Completed our “Golden Hour” walk around Lake Quigg at Friends Landing. What a beautiful spot. The trail goes all the way around the lake.

Taken on our walk around Lake Quigg at Friends Landing near Montesano, Washington

Photographers have always known there is a “golden hour” to take pictures. Typically, it is the hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset. The sun is close to the horizon therefore the light appears warmer and softer. It is amazing to me that this special time happens twice a day.

What is your golden hour? For me, there is nothing like taking a long walk that allows me to enjoy the beauty of nature. I try each and every day to carve out my golden hour by doing something that I enjoy. I will not miss my cup of coffee on the deck overlooking our little lake. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize an opportunity to enjoy a golden moment. I have to remember to stop and answer the phone call from a good friend or stop checking email when my neighbor comes over to chat.

Taken on our walk around Lake Quigg at Friends Landing near Montesano WA

I challenge you not to let your golden hour slip away. Photographers have two daily opportunities to use to their advantage. That equates to 730 special hours a year. On a larger scale, you will have countless golden opportunities and many golden years to live. Take the time to enjoy every moment large or small.

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.”

James M. Barrie

 

Take in the golden hour just before sunset at Lake Quigg

Completed our “Golden Hour” walk around Lake Quigg at Friends Landing. What a beautiful spot. The trail goes all the way around the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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