Photos of Blue
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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?
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!
All these shots were taken with THIS camera!
Stationary - A flash of blue in the distance.
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!
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!
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)?
Roses Are Blue - Keeping a graveside vigil
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?
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!
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.