São Bento Railway Station At Blue Hour

São Bento Railway Station, Porto

I’ve talked about blue hour before, most recently to show pictures from Poland, but I don’t think I’ve shown many blue hour photos here in Portugal. One of the reasons why blue hour is a good time to shoot architecture is because it’s the best shade for the sky to contrast with the deep orange/yellow of the sodium vapour lights used on buildings and street lamps. In RGB (digital display), blue and yellow are complementary (opposite) colours. When the night falls, that second colour disappears into black and the mood completely changes.

Try it out on a well-lit building of your favourite vintage, with or without a tripod, and let me know how it goes.

January 10, 2015
Album: Portugal [Winter 2014/2015]