Albert Head Lagoon, Metchosin BC
With the beautiful weather continuing I decided to head out again for another sunrise shoot at a different location. Waking up to a much clearer sky than yesterday at Esquimalt Lagoon I decided to head down to Albert Head Lagoon and see if I could get some decent shots with Victoria and Mount Baker in the background as the sun came up.With only a 15min drive from my house I arrived to an empty dark parking lot with the sky starting to turn to blue hour. For those of you that arn’t photography buffs I can explain Blu Hour and Golden Hour. Blue Hour is approximately 30min prior to Sunrise (or 30min after sunset), where the sky begins to lighten but the sun is still below the horizon which gives the sky a vibrant blue color and casts everything in a cool light. Golden Hour is the 30min after Sunrise (or before Sunset) where the sun is still low in the sky which means the light has to travel through “more” atmosphere then when it is directly above. At this time of day you get the soft yellows and oranges which you don’t get in the flat light of mid-day. Learning about these and then striving to be out and shooting during these times was a huge step forward in my photography. As they say, its all about the light!