Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour by Joey J πŸ“Έ


What I am Doing Now (14 June 2023)

I haven’t done these life update posts with the SEO-unfriendly title πŸ˜… for a while. Recently, I’ve changed my WordPress-powered website’s background colour to black (dark). This is something I’ve wanted to try once, as I guess the dark background suits my blue hour photos better! What do you think?

Please check out LASTLIGHTS.NET to see how my website looks in dark mode.

In fact, I’m using subtle linear gradient in the background, starting from #1a1a1a (RGB: 26, 26, 26) at the top to #001327 (RGB: 0, 19, 39) at the bottom. CSS Gradient β€” Generator, Maker, and Background was quite handy experimenting with different colours.

Another update is that I got one of the runners-up spots in Photo of the Month May 2023 Competition by StormHour , which was run on their Twitter account (@StormHour ).

A good thing is that a winner and runners-up are decided by their admins, not by the number of “Likes” received on Twitter. If latter, the photography competition quickly turns into “who has more friends competition”, and I’d stand no chance. πŸ˜…

Until next time, happy shooting! πŸ“Έ

Updated on 14 June 2023 from Singapore.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.


June 14, 2023 | Permalink

Looks great!

June 15, 2023 | Permalink

Congrats on your featured shot Jay.

    June 15, 2023 | Permalink

    Thanks, that photo has been my most favourite of 2023 (so far)!

June 15, 2023 | Permalink

It is looking fantastic! πŸ‘

June 17, 2023 | Permalink

I think it looks beautiful and elegant. I couldn’t stop myself from scrolling to view the pictures, the one I truly loved was the Singapore Skyline! ❀️

    June 17, 2023 | Permalink

    Thank you for checking it out. πŸ˜… I guess the dark background suits better for photos like mine!

      June 18, 2023 | Permalink

      I wouldn’t say it suits better for photos like yours, they’re all great.

      June 18, 2023 | Permalink

      Thank you! 😊

June 22, 2023 | Permalink

Looks great to me Joey, the colors and photos pop more on the dark background!

    June 22, 2023 | Permalink

    Thanks, I feel the same, so will be keeping the dark version.

July 3, 2023 | Permalink

I love the black background! I have had it on my website for several years. Lovely photos! <3

    July 3, 2023 | Permalink

    Thanks! Running my photography website like 10 years, but it’s my first time using the dark background. πŸ˜…

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