THE GOLDEN HOURS

If there’s one thing that can make or break a photograph more than any other, it’s lighting. In photography, the golden hour is the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight has a soft diffused glow. It’s warm, dimensional, and just flat-out magical, and we can see why photographers swear by it. 

Henke, Kenneth Wyoming Treasure

First Place
First Wyoming Treasure
Kenneth Henke
Wellington, CO
www.henkeimagery.com

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Rock Harbor
Diane Collins
Plymouth, MA
www.infinite-focus.com

Guertin, Jayne Children of the Lake

Children of the Lake
Jayne Guertin
Cumberland, RI
www.jayneguertin.com

Stevens, Jackie Deer Silhouette

Deer Silhouette
Jackie Stevens
Northport, NY
www.jackiestevens.zenfolio.com

Corthell, Michael Early Morning Walk

Early Morning Walk
Michael Corthell
Millis, MA

Collins, Maureen Sunrise Ballet

Sunrise Ballet
Maureen Collins
Wilmington, DE

Ravnik, Maureen Sunrise on the Yampa River

Sunrise on the Yampa River
Maureen Ravnik
Littleton, CO
www.maureenravnik.crevado.com

Cossa, Nicoletta Winter Dawn

Winter Dawn
Nicoletta Cossa
Borgo Vercelli, Italy
www.nicolettacossaphoto.wordpress.com

Boirin, Philippe Loving Shadows

Loving Shadows
Philippe Boirin
New York, NY
www.philippe-boirin.squarespace.com

Allen, Nick Burrow

Burrow
Nick Allen
San Rafael, CA
www.withinwaves.com

Elenko, Michael Dusk, Agren Park

Dusk, Agren Park
Michael Elenko
Vashon, WA
www.digitaltogo.net

Champion, Hilda Close of the Day

Second Place
Close of the Day
Hilda Champion
Naples, FL

Dumo, David Autumn Sunset Waves

Autumn Sunset Waves
David Dumo
Palm Springs, CA
www.ddumoart.com

Redburn, Lisa Sunset at Menemsha

Sunset at Menemsha
Lisa Redburn
Plymouth, MA
www.lisaredburn.com

Zurey, Frank Sunset & Joshua Trees

Sunset and Joshua Trees
Frank Zurey
Golden, CO

Paul, Cheryl Zen Cat

Zen Cat
Cheryl Paul
South Dennis, MA

Goodrich, Jane Untitled

Untitled
Jane Goodrich
Stockbridge, MA

Nicklow, Valerie Evening Gas Pump

Evening Gas Pump
Valerie Nicklow
Evergreen, CO

Cuda, Greg BattenkillRR

BattenkillRR
Greg Cuda
Saratoga Springs, NY

Sitkin, Marc Kayak Sunset at Paine's Creek

Kayak Sunset at Paine’s Creek
Marc Sitkin
Harwich, MA
www.marcsitkinphotography.zenfolio.com

Hodsdon, Canbra Evening of Fire

Evening of Fire
Canbra Hodsdon
Marshfield, MA
www.canbrahodsdon.com

Freeman, Steve Nundu Farmer

Nundu Farmer
Steve Freeman
Galloway, NJ
www.stevefreemanphotography.com

Smith, Sam Lady of Gold

Third Place
Lady of Gold
Sam Smith
NYC, NY

Foster, Stephanie Edge of Sky, Land and Sea

Edge of Sky, Land and Sea
Stephanie Foster
West Harwich, MA

Jacobson, Don Hunt's Mesa

Hunt’s Mesa
Don Jacobson
Portland, OR
www.donjacobsonphoto.com

Scott, Wil SUnset Glow

Sunset Glow
Wil Scott
Annapolis, MD
www.wilscottproductions.com

Briggs, Alexa Sunset 4

Sunset 4
Alexa Briggs
Hopedale, MA

B, Almy Dereliction II

Dereliction II
Almy B
Melrose, NY
www.almycb.myportfolio.com

Rasco, Chuck Evening Stroll

Evening Stroll
Chuck Rasco
Arvada, CO
www.chuckrascophotography.com

Leidich, Bryson VA Sunrise Clearing Storm

VA Sunrise Clearing Storm
Bryson Leidich
Harrisburg, PA
www.brysonleidich.com

Branscomb, Rick After the Catch

After the Catch
Rick Branscomb
Londonderry, NH
www.rickb3photography.com

Dorin, Melvin Peaceful Light

Peaceful Light
Melvin Dorin
Cambria, CA
www.melvindorin.com

Salome, Kenneth The Golden Hours

Tuscan Dawn No. 2
Kenneth Salome
Attleboro, MA
www.youtube/watch