Magical Hour in New York
I took this photo at Noah and Elizabeth's wedding reception on Saturday evening. While the photo itself is nothing to write home about, it does capture that certain quality of light that artists say occurs during the magical hours, both at sunrise and sunset. In my case, I usually only see the magical light at sunset. It's hard to describe what it is that makes the light so striking at these times, but it becomes softer and really brings out the colors in surfaces that look somewhat washed out during the mid-day hours. There's an especially good view from my office of all the pretty white buildings that line the eastern edge of Central Park on Fifth Avenue. As the sun begins to set, the various tones and colors come alive, and you realize why professional photographers like to capture images during those fleeting moments.