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The Blue Moment: Shots of Hong Kong in the Last Moments of Dusk

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“The Blue Moment” is the latest photo series by Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze. His goal was to capture his city during the beautiful and “fleeting time between day and night when a mystical blue veil envelops the city” — a time commonly referred to by photographers as “blue hour.”

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“Each day at the very last moment of dusk, the sky takes on a deep blue tinge which is then reflected onto everything that is below,” Jacquet-Lagreze writes. The special moment only lasts for a minute or two before the cityscape begins to be enveloped by the darkness of night.

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“One particular day I was shooting the city at sunset, bright light washed out most of the colors, you could feel the heat through the images,” the photographer says. “I decided to stay a little longer to watch the sun going down and the city lighting up.”

“I witnessed how just for few minutes the city was enveloped in a deep blue haze. The blueness projected itself ferociously onto the buildings that looked colorless just a little while before. I was deeply impressed.”

“The only way to eternalize this ephemeral moment was with my camera.”

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You can find more of Jacquet-Lagreze’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram. The Blue Moment is also available as a 64-page hardcover photo book for $50 over on Amazon.


Image credits: Photographs by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze and used with permission

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