Chasing the Light - Sunset. January 18th, 2016 - New Orleans, LA - / by Zack Smith

There's the Magic Hour in photography where the sun hangs low in it's ascent or descent on our willing horizon. Photographers that chase this light know that it is never an hour, or even a half of one hour...it's really an elusive moment that comes and goes. On a drive to mid-city New Orleans from my home in Chalmette I was winked at by the world's eye. The sun was calling, and I laid chase.

A row of homes on Claiborne Avenue
The battle of Warm and Cool is in perfect symmetry and motion during the Magic Hour

The battle of Warm and Cool is in perfect symmetry and motion during the Magic Hour

Being in focus has nothing to do with sharpness sometimes...

Being in focus has nothing to do with sharpness sometimes...

We stared each other in the eye knowing the chase was over, only to begin again

We stared each other in the eye knowing the chase was over, only to begin again