Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blue

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time.”

Haruki Murakami

BEACH AT BLUE HOUR

BEACH AT BLUE HOUR

This week our challenge (thank you Patti) is Blue, surely among many photographers’ favorite colors. Like Patti, I’ve chosen to highlight  captures made during the blue hour. In my opener above, a shot of Kiawah’s beautiful beach as day turned quickly into night. The sun gasped it’s last breath as the sky’s clouds turned an ever-deeper shade of blue. No flash needed thanks to the Fuji X-T2’s ability to shoot at high ISO without much noise.

GORDES SUNSET

GORDES SUNSET

“I need the shade of blue that rips your heart out.”

Cath Crowley

A few years back my husband and I spent a month in Provence, France. We were heading back to home base in Boulbon when I looked back at Gordes, the town we’d just left. Any reasonable photography course will remind you to always look behind yourself, especially at sunrise and sunset. It’s scenes like this one that demonstrate how important that can be – the blues in this case tinged by pink and violet. 

Reaching still further back, the scene below, from beautiful Dubrovnik, captures a combination of the golden glow of sunset with the arrival of blue hour at the window. A good friend told me this week she’s headed there for a mother-daughter vacation. It reminded me how truly magical the place is, especially as the sun casts its final rays on the ancient stone archways and corridors.

BLUE AND GOLD

BLUE AND GOLD

“The sky beyond the door is blue.”

Ryan Stiles

Finally, an image of downtown Charleston at blue hour. Having just returned from a month away, its a reminder that no matter how far you travel or how much you love your journey, nothing beats home sweet home!

BLUE HOUR, CHARLESTON

BLUE HOUR, CHARLESTON

“I look up in the sky and what do I see? Well, blue.”

Omer Abazi

 

For more information about participating in the lens-artists challenge, click here.

To see Patti’s BLUE challenge, click here.

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