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Twilight is defined as being the period between daybreak and sunrise and between sunset and night. To be more exact, when the sun falls below 18 degrees you enter nightfall and when the sun rises to 18 degrees below the horizon, you enter daybreak or dawn. As for how long this lasts, depends on your location and, also, climatic conditions. In general, however, it does so for, approximately, 1 hour. Since most of us (I am assuming here) consider twilight to take place after sunset and not before sunrise my aim for, around, one month, was to photograph plants during this period. I would head out an hour before sunset to seek out the image and begin shooting as the sun slipped below the horizon. Often I would go out with a specific image in mind, as the case with Bluebells and Grasses but on other occasions I would simply see what I could find. I, quickly, learned that no matter how interesting an image looked through the viewfinder as sunset approached, its appearance would change, rapidly, as the light faded. Warm tones would turn blue, gaps through trees would emerge revealing an aperture in which to place the subject and intricate details on flowers would slowly disappear to, eventually, form a silhouette.

 

Wood anemone

Wood anemone

Wood anemone

Wood anemone

Herb paris

Herb paris

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

Ramson

Ramson

Wild cherry

Wild cherry

Herb paris

Herb paris

Grasses

Grasses

Wood spurge

Wood spurge

Bluebells

Bluebells

Herb paris

Herb paris

Primrose

Primrose

Hogweed

Hogweed

Common-spotted orchid

Common-spotted orchid

White helleborine

White helleborine