The Purple Hour

1999 – After sunset, several palm trees produce a dark silhouette against the blue and purple sky of the Dominican Republic. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

I’m a big fan of the Blue Hour – the time right after sunset and right before sunrise – because it’s a very short period that creates mostly blue colors, changing the scenery completely before fading away to give way of the night.

When we were traveling the Dominican Republic the blue hour one evening actually turned into a ‘purple hour’, and I took my camera to capture this stunning image of palm trees. Lovely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date1999
LocationCabarete, Dominican Republic
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image Source FormatKodak PhotoCD (PCD)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1927 x 2891 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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