Bangkok during the "Golden Hour" curtsey of Wiki Commons This week's assignment is 'The Golden Hour'. The golden hour is the time of day that the sun is lowest in the sky giving you a nice soft light perfect for taking photos in. Typically thought of as the hour just after sun rise or the hour just before sun set, the time leading up to both of them times can be equally pleasing. Skys take on a more saturated look, and people don't have to squint when looking into the light. Tools such as the caculator found at www.golden-hour.com or the app photoephemeris.com can be a great help in finding the best time to take advantage of this magical time. Examples: Find the right time for the "golden hour" in your part of the world Using fill flash is a great way to balance the light Tripods are sometimes needed as the light gets less and less Back lighting your subject with the setting sun can make a very dramatic photo Reflectors are also useful Get some shots of the sky during this time as it is also looking its best Guidelines You can enter up to 5 photographs each. Use the uploader and set to full width - the forum will resize it for you, maximum filesize is up to 500kb. If you can use Flickr to upload your pictures and link to it, it would make us very happy as it means our bandwidth isn't being used. You should take the photo within the time period, do not use one from your archives You have two weeks to submit a photograph, the assignment will finish at end of the day 1st May 2012. Include your EXIF data if you can. Don't forget to nominate your picture if you have multiple entries Once the date has finished, a poll will open to vote for the ones you like. NEW RULE! Nominated Images need to have the following tag (cut and paste it): [NOMINATED] Entries without a tag will default to the 1st picture and may result with the wrong pic going to the vote, so make sure to use the tag!