Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

This week’s photo challenge is The Golden Hour.

In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day.

While I have quite a few images taken in the “golden hour”, but I consider that the images taken by Jennie, my sister-in-law,  out of Africa are more superior; for this reason I am posting a couple of them (or more of them, depending on the response) for sharing.

I can imagine that the burning heat rises up creating ripples in the air and there is a strong smell of the trees and grass in front of me.

While  feeling the heat and the humidity, I can see the distant trees silhouetted black against the colorful sky in the last hour of the sunlight.DSCF1526

Maybe, by now the birds and the wild beasts are all heading home  as the sun sets, ending another normal day in wild Africa. . . . . .DSCF1522 .

74 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

    • Hi, she allows me to use any of her photos taken in Africa. However, I have persuaded her several times, she just doesn’t like to write. Regards, Michael

  1. A good time in Africa, when the predators begin to rise, the antelope hope they are not in the sights of the hungry lion or leopard.. the birds quieten down and the night sounds begin, the jackal call and the Hyena begin their loping walk, their search for a meal… a wonderful time in Africa…

    • Hi Bulldog, I like your narrative, they describe the scene so well. There is something about Africa that really entice me. Thank you, Have a lovely week 🙂

  2. That’s a nice touch, imagining the animals as the go about their daily lives. Nice pictures, sister-in-law.

  3. Michael, nature photography is so blissful. Just looking at these pictures and the beauty they capture makes one forget the troubles of one’s life. The pictures remind me of how beautiful life is.
    Great shots! Kudos to Jennie!

    • Hi Raunak, one of the beauty of travelling and seeing amazing sights must be as you said – forgetting the troubles in one’s life and appreciate the brighter side with gratitude. Many thanks for the comment 🙂

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