Magic Time in Vegas

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

‘Magic Time’ is when you get this really nice shade of blue in the sky that balances the lights from the city…


There are two ‘Magic Time’ periods each day – twilight dawn before sunrise and twilight dusk after sunset. The ‘Magic Time’ window is very short – about 15 to 20 minutes – so choose an area that you want to shoot from and just focus on getting the shot(s) you want. 


I caught both ‘Magic Time’ windows in Vegas…


Twilight dawn before sunrise




Twilight dusk after sunset



From the start of ‘Magic Time’ to the end, there are various shades of blue and my favourite is somewhere near midway of ‘Magic Time’. It really depends on your personal preference though…


If you notice, the feeling of both ‘Magic Time’ periods are different – the morning one has a more tranquil feel to it with less activity and less lights from the buildings.


Thank you Vegas for the magic – till next time!

Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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