The Golden Hour

Taking photographs at sunset is both a pleasure and a pain. As the sun sinks in the sky, the air starts to cool and the temperatures grow bearable. A world of green and grey is set aflame by the sun's dying rays. Yet, this twilight hour brings out more than just the optimistic photographers. I find myself swatting at mosquitoes and being startled by raccoons, opossums, and even an equally frightened rabbit on multiple occasions. The light, so bright and constant in the middle of the day, is soft and swiftly shifting as the day draws to a close. I fiddle with ISO settings and watch as every bit of movement turns to a blur in the camera's eye. Oh how limited is the vision of a camera! And yet, what lovely moments in time it captures for eternity.


Outfit details:
secondhand hat
self-mixed nail polish

CONVERSATION

26 comments:

  1. Stunning dress! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  2. That is a lovely dress and a lovely post. You have a beautiful gift in fashion but also in writing. I always enjoy reading your posts.

    PS-Those bug "clips" by Off work fantastically!

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  3. Gorgeous light, I love that time of the evening

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  4. I love the spinning that you do- shows so eloquently the movement of the dress.

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  5. Gorgeous dress and you look beautiful in it!

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  6. You've been a lot more "writer-ly" lately.

    Your latest posts have waxed almost poetic... I'm loving this.

    I love the Golden Hour as well. It makes for the best photos, but if only something so magical weren't so fleeting! Such is the way with life, isn't it?

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  7. I have to agree, taking photographs at sunset can be quite a challenge. I love your dress; it's a very lovely pattern.

    x

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  8. I love the pattern of this dress! It is so cute!

    -Steph of chocolate laced

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  9. I agree - sunset is the perfect time for a photo shoot (though I can never do it because I'm still at work at the time.) Your pictures come out great!

    A bit on the technical side: I don't know about ISO so I just leave that alone, but when taking pictures in lower light I always choose the "Sports" setting.

    14 Shades Of Grey

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  10. love the print of that dress so much! haha the MOSQUITOS! I can totally relate. we took sunset pictures by the lake the other day and you could grab handfuls of them. sooo gross. the light is so priceless though...

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  11. These pictures are so beautiful! you did a wonderful job capturing the moment! And I really love your dress!

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  12. i pretty much love this dress. I just created a styleboard for a ModCloth contest using it and it won. Yay!

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  13. such an adorable outfit. and i absolutely love that hat

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  14. Okay, random comment here. I've been reading your blog for a while and lusting after those DKNY heels. So when I found the exact same pair in Buffalo Exchange last month for $25, I almost cried with joy. Then I put them on and realized that they were a full size too big. Then I cried with a great deal of sorrow. Anyways, I love your outfit and still love, love, love your shoes, even if seeing them here reminds me of that sad, sad moment.

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  15. Rebecca, you look so lovely! I absolutely adore your dress. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I need to work on taking my own pictures again. I've been pretty spoiled lately since it's summer and all! Haha.



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  16. lovely photos Rebecca and it is really hard taking photos at sunset!
    what lens do you use by the way?
    it gives a really nice depth of field.

    XX Ilana
    http://mymodernvintagefashion.blogspot.com/

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  17. what a perfect dress on you, it was made for the sunset

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  18. annnnd I'm wearing this dress right now... haha. And it'll be on my blog tomorrow. I saw this on you a little while ago and fell in love with the print and shape and the details... such a wonderful dress and I love the way you've styled it each time! These pictures with their blurred motion are so lovely, too!

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  19. Your hair is amazing in that light!

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  20. Hi,
    your blog is my favorite, you have nice clothes and face....:) I like your foto and you. Sometimes you are my inspiration.
    There is my blog...:) may will like my blog
    ps: sorry for my english

    http://liskary.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a beautiful pattern. Love the shape on you! x hivenn

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  22. I love the movement of the dress in these pictures!!! You look beautiful and I still am very amazed that you take these photos by yourself. I think I have said this many times already. :)

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  23. The lighting is so nice in these pictures. Your dress almost has sunset-like colors in it, so it's very fitting to take pictures at that time of day!

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  24. this is my favorite shoes of yours, that nyde color goes with EVERYTHING. ijust love them

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  25. What a great derss! And I love the colours of these photos.

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  26. that skirt fans out so beautifully!

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