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Darren Rowse 11:40pm, 28 July 2006
Update: Thanks for everyone who has submitted to this assignement. Due to it's size (and the length of time needed to open it) I've decided to end it here at Flickr and continue it over at the Forums. You can now post your blue photos here.

Ok - it's been a while since we did a group assignment (sorry about that, but with a new baby in the house I've been slightly distracted!).

So here's a simple one that bounces off an older post I wrote on using colour in your photos.

In that post I wrote about a photographer who was obsessed with the color green - the results of his obsession were quite spectacular.

So let's spend a week or so taking photos and posting them here that focus on the colour BLUE.

Some of you will already have 'blue photos' and others of us will need to go out of our way to find opportunities to take them. But lets see what we can come up with!

Have fun friends!


PS: if you don't know how to post photos to this forum follow the steps I outline in the intro to this previous assignment.
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Darren Rowse 15 years ago
Here's a few that I 'prepared earlier' (from my archives) to kick things off:


Christmas Decorations

enchanting string [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by enchanting string (member) 15 years ago

Here's my son, Alex, running through an empty wading pool on a summer evening.

(This is actually this first photo I ever sold...)
skypeople 15 years ago
Megan Young 15 years ago
Summer Fun
optimal shock [deleted] 15 years ago
Darren Rowse 15 years ago
ooh - I like how this page is going to work out already. Nice work team! Feel free to tell us about your shots as you go along if you'd like.
Matt and Jessica 15 years ago
Picture 018
Knock, knock.  Who's there?
Leon Huang 15 years ago
Here's a set I've done quite some time ago when I first got my Canon S2 IS. Now that I've changed to Nikon D50, I really miss the macro closeups! Maybe it's time to get a macro lens. :D

able color [deleted] 15 years ago
Robert W Gilcrease 15 years ago
Adventures of Tintin 15 years ago
Darren Rowse 15 years ago
This is great - I think we need a colour each week!
Brian Stucki 15 years ago
You looking at me?
Marius79 15 years ago
striped cabbage [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by striped cabbage (member) 15 years ago
School Boy

From my first mission trip in October 2004. We went to Lusaka, Zambia in Africa. The team I was on, the youth team, went around and spoke at schools. This was at one of the schools.
VikasAnand 15 years ago
My attempt at minimalism ..
actually have a couple more that I could submit for the Blue assignment .. and I guess all of them would be minimal ..
VikasAnand 15 years ago
Another one ..
A clockwork orange boat
imagoarticulus 15 years ago
imagoarticulus 15 years ago
Morro Bay, CA
striped cabbage [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by striped cabbage (member) 15 years ago

From a safari in Botswana...
fragile trains [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by fragile trains (member) 15 years ago
Blue Flower

Great idea! Great pictures so far!

I snapped this shot at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue, Washington. It's a great place to check out if you're ever near Seattle. It's photographer eye candy, or should I say lens. ;)
will_d50 15 years ago
kuyttendaele 15 years ago
Topher Simon 15 years ago
Blue CD
justine199 15 years ago
I love this thread; there are some stunning shots from folks. I haven't contributed much lately due to camera death but here is one I took in early May here in Maine.
Cliff and bush
And a picture of my niece, taken later in May in Maryland.
china.sixty4 15 years ago
A view from our kitchen window in Guilin, Guangxi province, China - We nolonger live in Guilin, since taking this photo we have moved to Yantai, Shandong province (also in China) by the way Im teaching English in China, and taking every opportunity to take as many photo's as I can - This one was taken back in May, the beautiful "blue" kurst mountains of Guilin and Guangxi province are ofcourse world famous, they have been represented in countless 'traditional' Chinese paintings for centuries - I like this image because it shows the more urban side to China. Which as some of you will know is the what most of China now is -
sunset - blue kurst mountains
alniner 15 years ago
Dream Theater Massey Hall 2004 034

Taken with a 1.3 megapixel camera from up in the balcony.
b-cline 15 years ago

The sculpture was located at Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL.
RandomConnections 15 years ago
There are some incredible shots here. I'm almost embarrassed to post my paltry offerings, but here goes...

Toy boat

blue cliche wall with window

Broken Icon

Blue Canal Boat
Hank Roeters 15 years ago
Cardinal (Male)
michael_kleymann 15 years ago
Ok, first time posting here, so, I hope this works....

I was playing with long exposures, and color temperature differences between incandescent and LED flashlights. The concept is from my *other* shooting hobby, where there's an ongoing argument about which is better, 9mm or .45 caliber, and this is my visual take on the usual spin given to that argument. The full series, under the incandescent flashlight, is posted at

Almost forgot... Canon G2, 800 ISO 35mm film, 30 second exposure. Minimal postprocessing in photoshop to bring out the color, and crop/resize.
Richard Holden 15 years ago
Urbis in Manchester
h_oudini 15 years ago
I'm trying to "frame" my pics in a way that is more interesting. Hopefully I'll get better as I go.

Baby Wall
zaphod bee 15 years ago
Fish Market
faded door [deleted] 15 years ago
Taken on 28 june 2006. Here you can see my daughter enjoying her packet of crisps...
NoSpareTime 15 years ago
Time for a Snack?
Under the 'sea' at the aquarium.

Blue Birthday Moment
The birthday boy needed a break from the excitement.
five haircut [deleted] 15 years ago

alley downtown San Antonio.
JV Photography 15 years ago
JV Photography 15 years ago
Soccer fans
ricksan Posted 15 years ago. Edited by ricksan (member) 15 years ago
I have a series of photos like this in my office. They were my first real play with photoshop, so I am a bit critical about the quality, but I like them anyway...

moneka blue pot
leosam 15 years ago
These were taken at a near by beach, called Picos, at new year's eve. Very beautiful place, with almost no intervention from modern life.

This one is the sign for Zé do Zezim's restaurant (they serve the best and cheapest lobster at Picos):

Ze do Zezim

And this one is of a couple sitting on the top of the Plate Rock, that has the nicest overall view of the beach:

fabulous rake [deleted] 15 years ago
Here is a (blue) photo from my travels in New Zealand

dewelch 15 years ago
Jellyfish at Waikiki Aquarium

Jellyfish, Waikiki Aquarium, June 2006
Onno B. 15 years ago
Do not forget blue
aggleton 15 years ago
garthk 15 years ago

I took this shot yesterday. I had a lot of trouble with my 350D's auto-focus, and over-compensated with aperture. Even at ISO400, the exposure was a little long, and the picture is a little noisy. But hey, how often do you see a few dozen dolphins surfing? :)
cmcbrown 15 years ago
Before the storm

This photo was taken 20 minutes before a big summer storm rolled through.
pölsemannen Posted 15 years ago. Edited by pölsemannen (member) 15 years ago
Cloudy sea
Looks better on a high gamma monitor.
coherent powder [deleted] 15 years ago
Fleur De Lisa 15 years ago
A few of my blue offerings.

lost em

Kyle_Elliott 15 years ago
Cape May
little finger [deleted] 15 years ago
on the Volcano
pomegranateandbee Posted 15 years ago. Edited by pomegranateandbee (member) 15 years ago
Cottage '05

14 - King & Bay - NE 1
weebony 15 years ago
Santorini Chapels
jillspencer99 Posted 15 years ago. Edited by jillspencer99 (member) 15 years ago
Boy in park, Santa Fe

Boy in Park, Santa Fe
Andrionni Ribo 15 years ago
Deep Blue Ocean Waters

Taken along a stretch of Highway 1 in California (central coast region).
trigger-happy-snapper 15 years ago
Isle of Wight

A rare day on the Isle of Wight when the Solent was a sparkling blue instead of murky grey.
brad77 Posted 15 years ago. Edited by brad77 (member) 15 years ago
Dominican Day:

Dominican Day
brad77 15 years ago
One more:

Sydney Harbour
kewldewd30 15 years ago

kewldewd30 15 years ago
one more moBloo
fathero9 15 years ago
06-04-2006 Headwaters Park
KarrDesigns 15 years ago
floydsimpalass 15 years ago
pic 002
lisainglasses Posted 15 years ago. Edited by lisainglasses (member) 15 years ago
Watching Us Watching Them

I took this photo of a large ship in Fremantle, Western Australia, whilst on a 'phototripping' expedition with friends. I love photos with large blocks of colour :)
lisainglasses Posted 15 years ago. Edited by lisainglasses (member) 15 years ago

Here's another - last one I promise!
djhaynie 15 years ago
Wind-Turbines Saw this today and was inspired to take pictures this afternoon.
M3R 15 years ago
here's mine:
The Albertina

and another one:
mkpdesigns 15 years ago
One little face in a sea of blue
empa64 15 years ago
Tennis anyone
The yellow ball stood out well on the blue court so I took the photo between sets!
GStrader 15 years ago
Jayvee F. 15 years ago
Here is mine. I turned off the lights and put this glowing plastic doodad on the table.

Blue Light Thingee
Abhaym 15 years ago

This is usual sunrise photo which has been turn blue using white balance.
itzstormy 15 years ago
Balloon1 (12)

This is a view from inside a hot air balloon, about 500 feet up at this point.
caring art [deleted] 15 years ago
Iulian M 15 years ago
rjsails790 15 years ago
.:.:. 15 years ago
Blue flower .... thing
secretive border [deleted] 15 years ago
frequent spade [deleted] 15 years ago
frequent spade [deleted] 15 years ago
Old Skool
fixlr 15 years ago
Just in case you're wondering, yes, they WERE delicious!

Pick your own...
fixlr 15 years ago
Wow. Never realized how often I photograph blue subjects until now...

Best View in Albany
JohnCurtis 15 years ago
Three Fountains
Gross-Photos 15 years ago
ckearwater beach

Clearwater Beach in the spring!
islandboyinthecity 15 years ago
IMG_1573 copy

Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
s_w_s_80 15 years ago

I took this in February 2006 looking up at the back wall of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion into a striking blue sky
onerous sheep [deleted] 15 years ago
incredible card [deleted] 15 years ago
Cool Blue
ricksan 15 years ago
Couldn't resist posting a second one in here. I was actually playing with this on the day this assignment was posted

panoramic goolwa beach
lishahs 15 years ago

lisainglasses 15 years ago
Wow, they're gorgeous photos unlished
Miss_Melis 15 years ago

Sunset at Ironman 2006 - Port Macquarie, Australia.
Misha2005 15 years ago
Tree in Winter
Misha2005 15 years ago
Baltimore skyline as darkness falls
Playground 8 of 7
4.29.06 054
ryan97ou 15 years ago
IMG_3853 copy2
ryan97ou 15 years ago

IMG_2593 copy


IMG_1498 copy
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