“The Blue Moment” is the latest photo series by Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze. His goal was to capture his city during the beautiful and “fleeting time between day and night when a mystical blue veil envelops the city” — a time commonly referred to by photographers as “blue hour.”
“Each day at the very last moment of dusk, the sky takes on a deep blue tinge which is then reflected onto everything that is below,” Jacquet-Lagreze writes. The special moment only lasts for a minute or two before the cityscape begins to be enveloped by the darkness of night.
“One particular day I was shooting the city at sunset, bright light washed out most of the colors, you could feel the heat through the images,” the photographer says. “I decided to stay a little longer to watch the sun going down and the city lighting up.”
“I witnessed how just for few minutes the city was enveloped in a deep blue haze. The blueness projected itself ferociously onto the buildings that looked colorless just a little while before. I was deeply impressed.”
“The only way to eternalize this ephemeral moment was with my camera.”
Image credits: Photographs by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze and used with permission