The Mauve Hour is an identifiable entity, occurring twice each day just before sun up/down and lasting (usually) 30-45 minutes. It’s that time when the sun’s light hits most obliquely across the earth’s surface and abounding in warm red, yellow, and orange tones. This shot was taken in early July at 9:45 p.m. The light over Paris is always extraordinary, but this shot, shortly after sundown always takes my breath.
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