For me getting out in the #goldenhour offers some of the best times, on or off the bike. It also makes me wonder – why do our brains love it so?
The appreciation of this ethereal light is woven into the very fabric that makes us human. I find it difficult to believe that there is an able-sighted person on the planet, whose mind doesn’t evoke emotion on witnessing a colourful golden hour. Whether they choose to display this emotion is a different matter.
Golden hour drives thoughts of awe and wonderment; it makes me appreciate the world we too often overlook. Emotionally, once I look past any potential frustration of not having a camera to hand, golden hour evokes both excitement and tranquillity.
I’m going to focus specifically on sunrise, although the reverse of what I say could be applied to sunset. While there is no such thing as a ‘standard’ golden hour it can typically be broken down into phases of colour: