Autumn in the Applegate is a spectacular experience here in Southern Oregon. My husband Brian and I nearly nightly take a drive through the Applegate Valley in our convertible. With crisp fall weather chilling our faces in the wind we soak up the vivid colors and refresh our souls after a long day at work.
On this particular excursion the sun was setting and the "golden hour" was clearly working its magic in the landscape. In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or shortly before sunset when the daylight takes on a softer hue of red. Sunset golden hour is my favorite time to shoot because at this time I most often find the mood I'm looking for and the voice in my photograph.