Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

The Golden Hour


One of my very favorite times of the day is when the sun is about to set because it casts a redder tone and long shadows are present everywhere.   I happened to catch the sun as it peeked through the branches of a California oak.

Just before sunset..


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

148 thoughts on “The Golden Hour

  1. Wonderful colour… is this always like this ???

  2. Just beautiful, Laura! Fabulous photography.

  3. Gorgeous!

  4. so magical and lyrically beautiful. kudos~

  5. Fantastic shot, Laura. It’s almost gotten to the point where I won’t go out to shoot until an hour or two before golden hour. But I think this shot would look just as good any time of day.

  6. Wow… It looks so dreamlike!

  7. Stunning pic.

  8. looks like a painting.
    i too love the golden hour.

  9. It is a gorgeous time of the day, I miss seeing it, hopefully will see it tomorrow afternoon. Gorgeous photo.

  10. Oh, the colour of the light, those long shadows…..mellow

  11. Utterly gorgeous lighting. Great catch!

  12. Beautiful photo, it is so inviting and dreamy.

  13. This is gorgeous Laura… Stunning scenery and composition.
    We get these colours too, only heightened yellows and greens. Its breathtaking!

  14. I like the treatment here again – are you doing the work strictly in PS? Really sets a nice palette for your image(s) unlike anything I have seen (that’s good). Well done Laura.

  15. This is a fantastic image Laura. I really like the point of view and the spot on processing. This image is one of the MANY reasons I enjoy following you. Keep up the good work PB 🙂

    • Thank you so much Dan! I’m starting to realize which treatments I use for which situations more which makes me a bit more consistent. I appreciate the comments!! 😀

    • Thank you so much Dan! I’m starting to realize which treatments I use for which situations more which makes me a bit more consistent. I appreciate the comments!! 😀

  16. Such gentle light – wonderful 🙂

  17. This picture belongs in a gallery. It is beautiful.

  18. Gorgeous image Laura 🙂

  19. One of my favourite times of day too! Glorious tones and hues 🙂

  20. That light is magical and you captured it very well 😀 Love the photograph

  21. Laura – this shot is just beautiful!

  22. Wow. I think everyone said it all! Absolutely gorgeous, Laura!!! Perfect image with color, balance and frame. Just wow! Love, Amy

  23. Absolutely perfect light. Beautiful!!!

  24. This is one great view! The sun catches my focus right away but then I am drawn to the tall hills/mountains in the background. I’m hoping to get some sunset/sunrise photos this next weekend as I am going camping. Not looking forward to the 4 a.m. wake-up, but I have never seen a sunrise that has disappointed me yet so it should be worth it. Great job Laura! 🙂

  25. Simply magical. Once again, your imagery transports me. 🙂

    • Aww I’m glad you were transported! How’s the weather? 😉 xoxo

      • It’s getting too warm already, and we’re told to expect an extra hot summer. Yikes. I may be glad our summer’s taking us hither and yon more than expected, but I’ll probably just get scared to come back right when the peak of summer usually pounds us. Not the coolest way to start the school year, even if classes and admin meetings are in the air-conditioned buildings! Ah, well, I’ll come back and look here at some peacefully mild-mannered weather in your pictures and dream of the coast!!!
        xoxoxo 😀

  26. That is just exquisite Laura.

  27. You have a talent in taking postcard photos you know.

  28. What a beautiful shot! I love the orange against the green with the shadows. It looks very still and peaceful.

  29. Beautiful shot. You have a lovely “backyard”.

  30. Very nice light in this photo. I love it!

  31. Well, I would love to go sit there for a while. Lovely!

  32. Indeed, the golden hour is the mostest in photography! Lovely capture.

  33. Que bonito paisaje, Wonderful sun

  34. Magnificent photo Laura, almost transcendent! You really have a gift with light, it’s absolutely perfect in this image.

  35. Excellent picture, the colouring is great! 🙂

  36. All your photographs are just glorious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, Laura!

  37. Oooh — lovely photo, I love the feeling of the light…

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