To continue on the subject of capturing or creating magic - the last 15 to 20 minutes before it gets dark are truly magical. At sunset and shortly afterwards we see a warm glow of yellows, oranges, reds but in these last minutes of daylight everything takes on a cool hue of blues, purples, magentas. When it is almost too dark to see with the human eye the camera is still able to capture this last light and produces some stunning images. It always amazes me!
All these images were taken at Lake Superior - the first two at Porcupine Mountains, Michigan (90-100 seconds exposures); the third one at Splitrock Lighthouse on the north shore and the last one on Madeline Island.
Next time don't pack up your camera gear after sunset but wait for that last light! (and remember to bring your tripod!)