Out of the bluePosted: May 15, 2012
Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.
~ John Ruskin
I once explored blue as part of my color series on my other blog (you can find that post here). I also did a little booklet for friends and family about the colors blue and purple (available here if you’re interested). And now I get to explore the color again since the Weekly Photo Challenge is Blue.
Among favorite colors, blue is usually first in line. Blue is my second favorite color, purple being my first choice. Blue in nature is easy to find. All you have to do is look up.
Our blue pansies continue to thrive which is surprising since at one point we thought they’d all died. M and I have been debating about whether or not to put in the usual impatiens or just let the pansies have their way, and the flower bed, this year.
They are not, of course, this blue. I set the white balance on the camera to tungsten. It made the pansies glow without any help from Photoshop.
The next one did have help from Photoshop. I used one of the artistic filters (dry brush) to give it a more painting-like feel.
So. Yesterday was not a good day for me. My morning started with one of those bizarre and psychedelic auras that precede a migraine. It’s been many years since my last migraine. (Funny how that sentence reminds me of growing up Catholic and the start of confession: “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been one week since my last confession…” It’s been much longer than that. Just inserting a time frame because that’s what you do. Or used to do. It’s been so long that it might have changed by now.) I spent the day hiding in the quiet and in the dark.
Today is much, much better, and I can once again go out into the light. My head is a little woozy, but M will tell you I am always a little woozy. He may be right.
I’m all out of blue photos for today, but since we’re on the subject of blue, you might want to participate in Scott’s assignment this month which is Blue Hour. The deadline is May 23. I missed a couple of good opportunities for a nice cloudy blue hour shot. Hopefully I’ll get another chance at it soon.
That’s about it from the Bogs on this warm and sunny Tuesday. Thank you so much for your visits, your likes, and your comments. I’ll be returning your visit soon. 🙂
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Blue Is Beautiful (thismansjourney.net)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue (arindammohapatra.wordpress.com)