Jordan Pond at Blue Hour

Sometimes the color in the sky is most vibrant slightly before or slightly after the sun has already set. I arrived at Jordan Pond, in Acadia National Park, Maine, a little later than I had wanted to but I was still determined to create an image. Instead of walking away after a disappointing sunset I decided to wait around for "blue hour." This term refers to the time of day before sunrise or after sunset when the ambient light casts a blue hue across the landscape. Landscape photography all comes down to lighting and mood, which will then set the tone for the image.

Nikon D810, 25 sec. @ f/18, ISO 320, 24-70mm