This week Ailsa challenges us to present something mystical, something that is otherworldly, mysterious or ethereal. For me there are two mystical moments of the day and they occur when the morning/evening light is about to break into their counterparts of daylight/darkness. Some photographers call this period of time the Jewel Box Lighting or the Magic Hour, but I like to call it Maxfield Time in honor of Maxfield Parrish.
Maxfield Parrish was a 20th Century American painter and illustrator whose one painting, Daybreak (completed in 1922), is still in print today and based on the number of prints made could be in one of every four homes in the US. As an aside: the color, Parrish Blue, is named in his honor with a nod to the luminous color he employed so well.
Maxfield Parrish Time does not last long, but if you are prepared you can take some memorable photos with saturated colors like the one below.
Photographed with an iPhone 4 and edited in Snapseed.