From golden to blue

When it comes to twilight photography, I have learned that the most interesting light is actually at the time you would think the photo shoot is done. Many words are spent on how Golden Hour is often the best time for landscape photography, as the quality of light turns warm, towards orange. Here is an image taken at the very scenic and rocky El Matador State Beach in Malibu, during said Golden Hour.

Golden Hour at El Matador State Beach, Malibu, California

Smooth Waters I

Despite the above, I have come to much prefer Blue Hour: arriving afterwards, when the orange and red hues turn into purple and then blue. This can yield the most exquisite color palette, typically much more subtle than during Golden Hour.

Blue Hour at El Matador State Beach, Malibu, California

Sunset Blues

Aside from the occasional engagement or model shoot at the beginning of Golden Hour, El Matador beach is a peaceful and quiet spot off the Pacific Coast Highway, and a place I hope to return to often.

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