Autumn Golden Hour Palette

Sitting with some neighbors, socially distanced of course, I looked out across their yard towards our house. My ever elusive Muse kicked nudged me and said the “golden hour” light was just too good to pass up so I snapped a few quick shots of the trees separating our yards. The result was more than I could have hoped for.

The “golden hour” happens just before sunrise/sunset when the sun is very low on the horizon. This position gives the colors of the world a warm glow and makes everything feel a bit magical. The light is not harsh, creating shadows like it is during most of the day, but the window of time is very short. Definitely not an hour; 15-20 minutes at most.

In this interest of full disclosure, I did brighten the shot a bit in PhotoShop because….you know….even the best phone cameras are not DSLRs with all the perfect settings. I also have this palette template I love to use. And, except for adding a deep purple, these are definitely my perfect Autumn colors. Honestly, I could sit and look at this photo all day.

And, of course, there should always be a great Autumn quote to accompany the photo.

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.
~Raquel Franco

Linking up today with Awww Monday to, hopefully, bring a smile to your face and a little Autumn spice to your day.

10 thoughts on “Autumn Golden Hour Palette

  1. Lisa, I LOVE when you share these color palettes!

    Isn’t the golden hour magical? That’s my favorite time of the day—sunrise and sunset; particularly sunsets.

    Gorgeous image! I love how you caught the light on the ground. Just beautiful!

    I was outside today taking more photos, which I will be posting soon.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of Autumn, my friend! X

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