The Blue Hour, BaySky by Joel Meyerowitz (1984)

“The Blue Hour, BaySky” is a photograph taken by artist Joel Meyerowitz in the year 1984. This image is a serene and subtle capture of a landscape at a time commonly referred to as the blue hour, which is the period of twilight each morning and evening where the sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade.

In this photograph, the viewer is presented with a vast expanse of calm water that seamlessly merges with a soft, diffused sky. The horizon line is barely discernible, blurring the distinction between water and sky. The colors featured are muted and create an atmosphere of calmness and tranquility. There are very few elements that break the horizon, with only a couple of distant lights, possibly from ships or shore-based structures, visible in the spread of the image. The overall minimalist composition draws attention to the subtle gradations of color and light, characteristic of the blue hour.

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