What do these photos of Jaffa Street (Rechov Jaffo) in Jerusalem and (below) one of the Moorlyn Theater in Ocean City, New Jersey have in common? They were both taken as the day moved away from dawn (Moorlyn Theater) or towards dusk (Jaffa Street shots). If you photograph closer to dusk or dawn, you will often capture beautiful, golden light. Back in 2009, a reader described, regarding a photo of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, “the late afternoon quality of the light.” Ever since then, I’ve been more conscious of capturing photos during those golden hours of the day.
The Moorlyn Theater is on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey. They feature both movies and live shows. This photo was taken the morning my daughter and I woke early for sunrise.
Here is another shot of Jaffa Road in Jerusalem on a late Thursday afternoon in May. Note the tracks for the lightrail and the many people walking the streets. Thursday night in Jerusalem is a bit like the American Saturday night, as people usually don’t have work or school the next day. There is a sharp contrast of the golden basking glow of the apartment buildings and the shadows of the street area.
For more skies, visit Skywatch Friday. Hoping to link this up to Toby’s Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors as well.
28 thoughts on “Photographs Near Dusk or Dawn”
I too like to take photos when the light is golden. Photos taken at that time of day are often less crisp but have a magical quality that makes up for that.
I didn’t notice the “less crisp” part. Could very well be so.
Wonderful shots from the streets of the city.
Thanks. Two very different cities, but both bustling and beautiful.
Beautiful light in all these photos!
You do know you are the reader I mention, do you not? Using your older alias.
I thought it probably was!
Beautiful shots and the lighting is great.
I like the boardwalk and the street scenes. Lovely lighting and photos, Leora!
Thank you, Eileen.
Great tips Leora!
I do like the light in the theatre shot.
And I enjoyed our visit!
Yes…great tips and lovely photos….there is a meme for windows and one for doors… Hmmmm….. Interesting ideas…. Michelle
Yes, Toby Who Wishes She Were A Photographer has been running it for a few years. I sometimes look, but now I have a few photos to share, too. I have a thing about old-fashioned Israeli doors and windows – love the old style architecture. Probably an Ottoman look that I like (it’s not that ancient).
Great pics, I also love the golden hour. It happens in the morning also.
Yes, and the theater shot was taken in that golden hour of the morning!
Yes, those are great times of the day for scenes. The low sun angle gives warmth and the shadows add interest to the scene!
I love the color the light at that hour adds to buildings.
I love these photos, and how you captured the light, shadows and the contrasts.
I love the terraces in the first photo, with the flowers and the Israeli flag, and the moon in the sky!
Somehow, the two (meaning the two top photos) went together! Thanks for highlighting what you liked in the Jerusalem pic. I love the architecture and the general ambiance.
I love the ambiance, also. The second photo is quite calm looking, and you really captured the mood of the moment. Love that there is one person walking, emphasizing the early morning serenity on the boardwalk.
Indeed early morning and early evening are the best times to take photos Leora! L’shanah tova!
Welcome to WWDD, Leora! I’m so honored to have you join us 🙂
And lucky you to have captured Jerusalem of Gold! By the way, I *love* the lettering on that theater sign – gorgeous!
Shana Tova to you and yours!
I would join more often if I had more opportunities to photograph beautiful windows! I’ll try find more.
Good use of the “Golden Hour”.
The comparisons of architecture in Jerusalem and along the boardwalk on Ocean City are quite similar in shape and feel – the strolling customers just walking along taking all the sights in, and perhaps shopping on a whim. Nice captures of similarly styles storefronts…
Thanks for the notes of comparison, Ralph. Indeed, both areas are bustling.