04 July 2010

Days Of Heaven

One of the things I love most about summer is the last hour before the sun finally sets behind the horizon, followed by that short period during which the sky quickly turns from light blue to dark blue and then fades into night.

Terrence Malick filmed almost an entire movie during magic hour, and it’s one of the most beautiful films ever made. It’s called “Days Of Heaven” and features Richard Gere in his first major role. The soundtrack, composed by Ennio Morricone, is simply brilliant.
Lüneburg, Germany. July 2010.

Goodnight y'all.

- Dom  


donnie said...

truly blue :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Indeed! You get that effect if you set your white balance to Tungsten light. Back in the days, all films were made for Tungsten light because rarely anybody would shoot using only sunlight instead of all the studio lighting equipment.

Eaton Bennett said...

I agree Dom, that time of night is just plain beautiful. I've only just started to consider the possibilities of photos around dusk. The air is still and if there are no clouds, the sky has an amazing soft blue hue to it. As we're in winter in Australia, photos taken at this time of day seem to capture the chill in the air. :)

Dominic Doherty said...

You're right... well, go out and try it... it's a lot of fun :-) It allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature more than during day time, because there's less noise, fewer cars, you can hear the nocturnal animals, etc.

Is winter in Australia still warm or does it get cool / cold? Never been over there, I wanna go though!!! :-)

Brooke said...

Oo I agree about Australia :) and New Zealand. But this time of day is my favorite as well because all the people go away. Plus my favorite thing ever has the chance to come out and shine: the stars.

Eleyonor said...

Reply here to your previous comment: Yes, b/w works well with those pictures, although I finally decided to add a blue tone or shade in the end. However, your pictures are great!
(And thank you for taking the time to comment my, so called, work!)

Dominic Doherty said...

Brooke: Haha, oh yes, I forgot that, there's not too many people around either :-)
Have you ever been to Australia / NZ? You didn't tell me... I've been planning to go to NZ ever since I saw the Lord Of The Rings, and Australia is stunning anyways.

Eleyonor: Did you upload them again? I'm gonna have to take a look at the new version of those pictures... And thanks for the kind words :-) I love yours too.

Brooke said...

No, I haven't been to the eastern hemisphere :] not yet anyways ;D the only country I've been too outside of the U.S. is England. YET.

Dominic Doherty said...

You gotta change that. SOON. ;-)