Thanks, Noel. Regarding the so called magic or golden hour on either end of the daylight hours, it is such a gift to photographers. Its beauty can be unsurpassed but there seems more to it than just that. When you put people/animals into the magic hour image it changes everything.
To me, these images below are filled with beauty but no real emotional Ooomph.
End of the day near Allenspark, CO.
Morning, Rocky Mtn Nat Park.
Final moments of sunset, Denver, CO.