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Photos of Blue

Updated on October 28, 2012

Photographs of Blue Things

I'm very fond of blue. And you?

Buoyed by kind comments from readers of my other photo lenses, I've decided to table all my blue shots.

Here they are, for your utility and pleasure. Check back often, as this collection is sure to grow!

The Cover Blue - Ten points if you can definitively identify this car!

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photo blue car cover road tree sky

I didn't lift the cover, but I guess it's a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. What say you? Add your view at the bottom of this lens.

Highly Palletable - Bigger than Jenga!

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photo tall stack blue pallet

This photo has so much perspective, it almost gives me vertigo! I like looking through the centre pallet into the distance.

Blue Belles - Fashions in the field.

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It sure is the season for tiny flowers! I love how this plant features concentrated buds of colour which pale as they open. There's a joyful, energetic thriving in this photo that really grabs me. Hope you dig it too.

Dog Day Afternoon - The best way to banish the blues!

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The rug and sky qualify this photo for this lens. Though the building on the left is a bugger, I think the portrait-like feel of the shot gets it over the line. See what you reckon.

Afternoon Delight - I've NEVER seen a cloud like this before.

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It just materialised out of ... thin air I suppose. It was majestic and beautiful. I included the light tower for a sense of scale.

On The Tiles - A century of colour

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These tiles belong to Abbotsford's Retreat Hotel - the pub in which I married my wife. I've heard that old pubs tiled their walls so they could hose them free of blood and vomit at the end of each violent drinking session. Fortunately, our wedding was relatively sedate.

These colours dazzle in the sun, having lost none of their lustre. They don't make 'em like this any more! I took this shot for my Photos of Green lens, but the blues fairly screamed for a lens of their own.

Cluster Bomb - My best photograph evar?

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I was heading home from a long walk. These tiny, tiny flowers that I'd never seen before caught my eye. It was quite windy, so they were dancing all over the place. By some freak accident, I nailed this shot. It made my day!

Stationary - A flash of blue in the distance.

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It's amazing what catches your eye when you're on a colour-based photo safari. This train was idling behind a maze of natural and man-made barriers. The orange storage facility really set off the blue (something about the colour wheel, I think). I didn't believe my camera could possibly get all this action into focus, but its Leica lens laughed at the challenge!

Blue Day - Meet you where the lines collide!

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Girl meets boy. Girl starts BBQ fire. Girl wins see-saw game. Girl wins swimming competition. What a fun, successful and totally empowering day!

Into The Blue - Up, up and away!

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It was one of those crisp, ultra-clear winter days. The sky went on and on and on - totally dwarfing the jet that transcribed it. Can you see it?

Quick Quiz (like REALLY quick)

Is blue your favourite (favorite) colour (color)?

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Roses Are Blue - Keeping a graveside vigil

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There's a gravestone on one of the walks I do. Someone still visits it, for every now and then there are new fake flowers. But the site is so old, the previous fake flowers are fading away. You can see them in the background. I find this scene poignant.

Fence Sitter - Whose side are YOU on?

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Fence images can be frightfullly loaded. I can't decide if this one is menacing, beautiful or both. The wire links are harsh yet graceful. The steel pole punctuates perfect sky.

The composition seems elegant, but maybe it's boring as bat poo. My rule of thumb is: 'if in doubt, chuck it out'. But I'm not sure about this photo. What say you?

Skylines - Reach for the sky!

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I find looking up adds a whole new dimension to photography. Here we have humanity furiously dealing, connecting and communicating on tight lines held aloft. By a dead tree that still reaches to the serene, cloud-kissed sky.

Hmmm. Got a bit poetic there. On a technical level, note the shadow of the still-living tree on the pole. I love getting surprises like this when I get my photos home.

What do YOU think?

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      What a marvelous collection of photos! Makes me want to forget about meetings, grab my camera and go exploring! Thanks!

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      Paul Hassing 5 years ago

      @Joy Neasley: Thank you for saying so. And visiting! :)

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      Joy Neasley 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Fun way of categorizing photos.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your photos.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I especially love the photograph of the blue flower. You are truly gifted. Beautiful lens:)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Tarra99: What a lovely start to my Sunday! Which such support, I can hardly fail.Thank you! :)

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      @PaulHassing LM: You've got some really creative ones Paul...very artistic...I think it's definitely worth a shot...it's worth a try!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @mivvy: I'm so pleased to hear it. Thank you! :)

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      What a lovely lens, blue is my favourite colour

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you for your kind assessment and generous support. I appreciate them very much! :)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      lovely collection of 'blue' photos. really awesome. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      I love noticing color too. Wonderful blue photos!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: I appreciate your comment very much. And the points! Thank you kindly. :)

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Lovely lens with lovely photos! Thumbs up for you

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @deyanis: :)

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      @PaulHassing LM: --- Blessed ---

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @mariatjader: Thank you for your generous comment and kind support! :)

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      mariatjader 6 years ago

      What a lovely blue lens! Valentine's squid angel blessing*

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @ZenandChic: What a lovely surprise to wake to! Thanks so much for your comment, and your resounding support. Much appreciated! :)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love that you focused on blue! Blessing this lens!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @deyanis: Those are two of my favourites too. I'm so pleased you like them. Thank you kindly! :)

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Gorgeous shots, I particularly love the cloud and the Cluster Bomb. Thank you for sharing and telling the story behind each picture.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @SuperZoe LM: Thank you so much! :)

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      SuperZoe LM 6 years ago

      These pictures are just beautiful!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @JanieceTobey: I'm delighted to hear that. Thank you for taking the time to say so. Best regards, P. :)

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I like your themed photography lenses. You create very balanced and eye-pleasing shots, "On The Tiles" is my personal favourite. Thanks for sharing. =)

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      I very much enjoyed your blue photos, along with your comments on each!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @rewards4life info: Thank you very much indeed for your kind and considered comment. :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @NYtoSCimjustme: Well, it sure has been a day for shots in the arm! My sincere thanks to you both for manifesting on this lens! :)

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      NYtoSCimjustme 6 years ago

      Thanks to Janelle's 'dare' to ID the car post on facebook, I discovered this lens... awesome photography and the 'cloud' you say materialized out of no where - to me it looks like a bird in flight - wings outstretched to catch the wind... amazing!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @CCGAL: By jingo you leave encouraging comments! There's a mounting chorus for me to have a crack at selling these photos. I may have to give it a go! Thanks very much indeed. :)

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I have no idea what that car is. I also think you have photos that would sell - I think the blue rose would make a great greeting card or poster ... Zazzle or Cafe Press. You take great photos. I'm thinking you might also be able to sell photos on some of those stock photo sites ... you have a great eye for composition. Much better than mine, for sure.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thanks a lot, Wendy! That's TWO people who've suggested sales. Maybe there's something in these shots after all. HNY to you too! :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thanks a lot, Wendy! That's TWO people who've suggested sales. Maybe there's something in these shots after all. HNY to you too! :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Unique collection of blue photos with different perspectives. I love blue! It's my favorite color! I think your photos would be great to sell on sites such as Dreamstime. Happy New Year 2011.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Tarra99: Thank you very much! That's high praise, coming from one so creative as you. I've not tried to sell my shots as I imagine the market is saturated. Do you think there might actually be a demand for them? Best regards and thanks again! :)

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Blue is my fav colour! Luv it I'm really a huge fan of your photography lenses...do you sell your pics on Zazzle or Etsy?

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @MikLint: Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment. A wonderful way to start my day!

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      MikLint 6 years ago

      Beautiful photos and a wonderful idea for a lens. I especially like the tiles photo and its description. And yes, blue is my favorite color.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @KOrazem: Thank you very much. I am finding that people prefer a little blurb to just straight pics. I appreciate your feedback too. :)

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Your photography is wonderful and I love the way you describe each one. Fantastic!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: I'm delighted to have struck a chord with you, Darcie. I think you needn't go far to see amazing things. They're all around. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      I wanted to comment on each picture -:) Love how you see the ecstasy in the ordinary. I am going to feature your color photo lenses on the lens by the same name.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: That will do my just fine, Chris! Thank you! :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Just great - what else is to say?

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @JoyfulPamela2: I'm so pleased you think so. I got a really good feeling about it when I saw it. Such a lovely surprise. Thank you. :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      The "Cluster Bomb" picture is really pretty! Great shot!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Sensitive Fern: Thank you for your comment and support. I'm very grateful! :)

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I like the flower pictures the best. Lensrolled to my blue christmas lights lens for fans of blue.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: ' and the Lord said unto Moses: "Go forth!" And he came fifth ... and won a teapot.' :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      @PaulHassing LM: I thought the rule of thirds might appeal. Go third. I mean, forth.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: Thanks, Mate! No Photoshop for me. Didn't know that rule of thirds, but do now. It's a beaut! You just made me wiser. I am very grateful for that. Best regards, P. :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      Fabulous cloud photo. In the modern world, minions would Photoshop out the building and the tree from your hound photo, making you look good. Remember (or Google) your photography rule of thirds too. Great stuff as usual. Thanks!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @CeleryStalker LM: Thanks for your feedback. It is a ripper, isn't it? Amazing how it just unfurled in front of me as I sat there minding my own business. I appreciate your visit. :)

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      CeleryStalker LM 6 years ago

      I love that cloud picture :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: Glad you think so, Ad! I've had a real good feeling about these shots myself. You're very generous with your comments. Please keep THEM coming! :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      I like this blue lens. Some awesome shots. Some of your best stuff. Keep them coming.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @GramaBarb: Thank you very much for stopping by. I'm delighted to have received your kind comment. Best regards, P. :)

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      What a great idea for a photo shoot. Blue is my favourite color.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well done.