Behind the scenes doing some bracketed exposures for HDRs and macros during magic hour on a frozen Two Jack Lake in Banff, Alberta.
I usually try to go to a location a few hours before sunset to grab some magic hour shots and scout for the best location to photograph the sunset. Even if I don’t get any magical shots during my scout, I will be way better off later. Instead of scrambling to find a good spot when the sun is going down, I am already set up and be prepared for the task at hand like a good boy scout. I really wish you got badges for adult things like paying your taxes and buying vegetables.
Magic hour is also a good time to try some artistic shots and just play with different aperture and shutter speed settings and to work out any potential gear problems like say, forgetting to put a memory card in your camera. Always a good thing to have.
Ok your turn! Go out and have fun photographing some winterscapes!