Along with Golden Hour, Blue Hour is one of the most cherished times in photography because of its magical light. During Blue Hour, or Twilight, the sky becomes a beautiful blue after the sun has set, and the sky is neither fully lit nor fully dark. I took this photo at just the beginning of Blue Hour as the sun had almost set, but not completely, causing the sky to be part blue and part orangey red. I’ve always wanted to take photos at this special time of the evening, but the best Blue Hour photos are those that are taken with lit buildings and twinkling street lights. We don’t live in a big city, and when we are in the city, I never have a tripod with me. Plus, with young kids, we’re pretty much homebound by 7PM anyways, so we miss Blue Hour completely. However, this night, I happened to have my tripod after shooting some evening photos for a local restaurant, and I ventured outside to see if I could capture anything. As the sun began to set and the sky grew darker, I noticed light from the windows of the houses in the distance and grabbed a shot. It’s a simple composition, but I like how the windows make you wonder what’s going on in that little world inside.