Blue hour in the Loire Valley - great for photography!
Ok, that's a little misleading because let me be honest - any time of day in the Loire Valley is great for photography! The place is just so beautiful, even in unflattering light. I shot a million photos there (ok, not really a million, but you know what I mean) at all times of day.
And yes, like everyone else, I prefer to shoot at the edges of the day when the light is soft and flattering: sunrise, sunset, and the golden and blue hours. Luckily, you get them all each day! I'm fired up now! I want to go shoot!
Anyways, I took the family over to France last summer, and we spent about 5 days in a little town called Amboise, which is situated right on the River Loire in the Loire Valley. It's a great base to explore all this area has to offer (you did read my list of the great chateaux there, didn't you?) and I highly recommend Amboise. Plus it's just charming.
One evening I was strolling around taking some of those million photos I mentioned, and stumbled across this little scene. I just loved the golden light and the deep blue hour sky that was all around it. Plus seeing that person in the cafe just made the scene for me. So, I fired away. And well, here is is. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed taking it!