Golden hour. When the light is just, just right.
Wikipedia tell us: “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 compared to when the sun is higher in the sky.”
Just a few days ago, I was driving around in golden hour, admiring all of the many photo ops and wishing I could find a parking space to capitalize. Eventually, I secured my place and headed out with camera. The first attempt, a grab shot, was taken carelessly and on the run as I entered the park.
Over the next 15 minutes or so, all that I could allocate given my schedule that day, I carefully shot maybe 25 images showing the emerging sunset, glowing light on trees, a side lit path. There has to be one keeper in the bunch, I thought.
Wouldn’t you know it. There was. The grab shot.