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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!

Darren

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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kimrubsam 15 years ago
mbp2
Indian school kids in their blue uniforms, watching the ocean...
christographer 15 years ago
blue

I sat down after a short hike in the woods and looked up to see this...
kc9c 15 years ago
crater16

Crater Lake, OR on a completely clear day. I've never seen water so blue.
jausel Posted 15 years ago. Edited by jausel (member) 15 years ago
Lemon

Blue lemon

Delphinium
mtnsunshine1056 15 years ago
These pictures are great. I got the link form my Earthlink Elink Newsletter for August.

I am new to this site. I am very amateur, but I want to learn. My husband and daughter are much more professional, but do not have the patience to teach me. I will use your information to learn on my own. I have two Nikon digital cameras. One has 3 megapixels and other has 5. I have a wide angle and a close up lens for the e megapixel camera, nothing but the built in adjustments for the other one.

The shot from lulian M of the Washington Monument with the flag in the foreground looks very much like something my daughter would have had the time and patience to have taken. Thank you for reminding me of her lulian. She is a long way from me and I miss her.

I will be visiting you often and getting pointers from your information. Thank you for letting me join you.
Jude4763 Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Jude4763 (member) 15 years ago
Christmas eve
Jude4763 Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Jude4763 (member) 15 years ago
shark
one of 3 circling sharks , in the remote Kimberly region of Australia
robert_schuldenfrei 15 years ago
Rowboat
jewels inet 15 years ago
BoiseRiver-winter2

Boise River, Boise, Idaho - December.
EmilyDwyerPhotography 15 years ago
Blue

Skylight
-Yorkshire- 15 years ago
Assignment Blue

Just a test in focal depth ..
Jude4763 15 years ago
kite flying in Malibu

A Kite in Malibu, California on July 4th
poochhappy1 15 years ago
Winter trees

Clouds are very rare in San Diego. I've taken many sky pictures this year with the changing weather
poochhappy1 15 years ago
Rain Clouds

When the air is dry, the rain doesn't make it to the ground
poochhappy1 15 years ago
Space Age Cafe Arizona

The Space Age Cafe is next to the Space Age Motel in Arizona
lancefisher 15 years ago
Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park

Chief Mountain
Are Karlsen 15 years ago
Sorry for the noise. It was underexposed and then taken up in software. It´s from the harbour of my hometown Sandefjord, Norway. 15 sec, f8, ND-filter.

CRW_3512
embates 15 years ago
Soo Locks

Soo Locks
Spiff Happens Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Spiff Happens (member) 15 years ago
Waterdrop Alien
Waterdrop Aliens
jopegs1 15 years ago
IMG_2679
Nevada sunset driving back from Death Vally
Hotpasta 15 years ago
I thought about this assignment while I was making dessert.

Berries in Blue
jopegs1 Posted 15 years ago. Edited by jopegs1 (member) 15 years ago
IMG_1695
fly me too the moon.....
jopegs1 15 years ago
Mexico 116
out for a swim
jopegs1 15 years ago
IMG_1228
my first try @ fireworks
JimNtexas Posted 15 years ago. Edited by JimNtexas (member) 15 years ago
Lavender Flield
jopegs1 15 years ago
IMG_1010
dolphin fishing in the keys
stealth7g 15 years ago
DSC01197-1
Collision
LaLoMi 15 years ago


Here Comes Trouble
elastic ray [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by elastic ray (member) 15 years ago
Burnaby Civic Centre - 2
Summer Splashing @ Tuscany Club - 6
Tuscany dusk - 2
high tension crisscross
henryrustle 15 years ago
predawn, still water
henryrustle 15 years ago
Still waters 4am
viked 15 years ago
marksonsand
Marks on sand on a beach in India
Gary Thom 15 years ago
Blue Moon

View from the balcony - Take 2

Ethereal
ari mail 15 years ago
everyday detail
cdw9 15 years ago
blue flax flower
elastic ray [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by elastic ray (member) 15 years ago
vancouver water sunset
Plastic Bus Seat Back
Nigel No 4 15 years ago
Criccieth Pan 1 01
verpoorte.job 15 years ago
I have been looking at this abandoned trailer parked outside our office for weeks now!

Blue trailer
arobin 15 years ago
without filter or editing Washington state beach...
static.flickr.com/63/204446677_0781ab094b_m.jpg
arobin 15 years ago
oops...blue
2004_0819_193208AA
in4m8ionman 15 years ago
Winter  Backyard
Kiernan Holland Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Kiernan Holland (member) 15 years ago
P1010069

transparent
P1010381
helpful crown [deleted] 15 years ago
Liquid Fire

Sunflower

Sidewalk Blues
delightful partner [deleted] 15 years ago
Blue skies complement the totum poles.

finalIMG_5636
jgypsygrrl 15 years ago
July06a_-089

July06a_-079
Spiff Happens 15 years ago
Bringing home dinner

Bluebird bringing home dinner!
jabauman 15 years ago
The Thinker

My son Jackson in Destin.
Superchou 15 years ago
4th of July weekend... I am so bummed this came out blurry but like it nonetheless

blue sky
Zami76 15 years ago
Lake Champlain

Blue sky, blue Lake Champlain...
gvarosky 15 years ago
A few that I took over the past week up in Seattle, WA and Whistler, BC

DSC_1158

DSC_0222

DSC_0184

DSC_0162

DSC_8424-1

DSC_8163-1

DSC_8015-1
lucasweb 15 years ago
Sunflower

Taken in my back garden. I love it when the sky is this blue.
dome-dweller Posted 15 years ago. Edited by dome-dweller (member) 15 years ago
blue-moontree
QuidProQuo Posted 15 years ago. Edited by QuidProQuo (member) 15 years ago
Naxi women in Baisha village, Yunnan Province, China.
Naxi women in Baisha Village, Yunnan Province, China. Until I read this assignment and begin looking through my photos, I hadn't realized that blue was the only bright color in this photo. Even some of the bricks are blue-tinged. I used a Nikon D-70.

Strait of Georgia, British Columbia.
Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. I took about twenty photos from the deck of the Victoria-Vancouver ferry, and this is the only one that wasn't blurred by the pitching and rolling of the vessel. I used a Canon PowerShot A400, so I didn't have much choice of settings.
Nerd's Eye View 15 years ago
Peacock at Moonshadow Farm, Duvall, Washington

Peacock
jodes i am 15 years ago
Taken on the weekend in Fitzroy - Melbourne Australia

Blue Skies and Bimbos
khavrinen237 15 years ago
CloudShadow01

I took this one at sunrise a month ago, because I was fascinated by the shadow cast by the cloud in the lower left corner.

Just joined the group, brought here by the Earthlink newsletter.
patissier73 15 years ago
Here is a photo froma couple of years ago when I was just getting into digital photography. I am by no means a great photographer...but I have had fun.

Double-Birds
msamaclean © 15 years ago
IM000548-1
msamaclean © 15 years ago
IM000548
msamaclean © 15 years ago
These two are taken on top of a small hill, looking toward the cloud covered mountains. I'm just learning my HP camera.
msamaclean © 15 years ago
IM000727
msamaclean © 15 years ago
backyard suset, (minus the telephone poles!....blue
Nigel No 4 15 years ago
Not everything in a warehouse moves that fast. Actually a panning effect at slow shutter speed.

NLP01804s
garthk 15 years ago
20060729_1620
whitney lee 15 years ago
lucasweb 15 years ago
Bath Abbey
diazz218 15 years ago
st kilda

st kilda beach
jtnelso 15 years ago
Pool in Color
knowing government [deleted] 15 years ago
Blue tower

Skytower in Auckland, New Zealand at night.
whartonds Posted 15 years ago. Edited by whartonds (member) 15 years ago
Chase

Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY. I've been thinking and looking for a good 'blue' photo since this assignment hit. Walking around, camera in hand, through the heat and the haze. Then yesterday, walking through Grand Central Terminal, the neon blue of the Chase sign hits me through the corner of my eye. A single woman there digging through her purse. Square up, frame and shoot. I like it.
macca 15 years ago
ahhh...my fav colour! Some great shots in this thread...here's some of my blue for you. Hope you like them.

ocean colour scene #3

swallows

airwaves

minnie + the kite
Geoff Barlow Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Geoff Barlow (member) 15 years ago
The moon in the morning
My first post guys so enjoy, I'm here to learn so comments are welcome!
carl9son Posted 15 years ago. Edited by carl9son (member) 15 years ago
splash1

Here's a macro capture of a nice little drop of water. The bowl I used was a deep blue :)
yodaman42 15 years ago
fjord12
fjord in Norway
Hank Roeters 15 years ago
Blue Jay
Leeloo_ 15 years ago
Here is my 'blue' travel picture:
Playa Bavaro

and my 'winter' picture:
Cabane a sucre

Two opposites in weather but both blue. :)
Jessica Chan 15 years ago
IMG_0008

Sunrise...Taken from the airplane
normal noise [deleted] 15 years ago
free by only wish

ok u definetly need to check this out in full view!
struiling 15 years ago
blue_steps
Angies Images 15 years ago
Wild Waves


My first post- very new at this!
Sharon Color Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Sharon Color (member) 15 years ago
Dante's View

Dante's View in the magnificent Death Valley
Sharon Color 15 years ago
Blue Crab

Live Blue Crab in Chinatown fish market
Sharon Color 15 years ago
Twirling Blue

A twirling amusement ride produced this abstract
steep day [deleted] 15 years ago
Love
Taken at Andrews Air Force Base Airshow
Buddysmom 15 years ago
Flying High
Ball
Dog's ball in the grass.
bmooneyatwork 15 years ago
Deep Blue Fountain HDR

My most popular photo on Flickr, which was a happy accident due to faulty white balance setting....
peculiar235 15 years ago
Blue...

Utility
stokrotka49 15 years ago
Lost in the fog

You really could get lost in this fog!
justshootme&print Posted 15 years ago. Edited by justshootme&print (member) 15 years ago
Well here's my first pic to the "blue" group and DPS group, using a Panasonic DMC-FX7 5.0 mega pixel camera while at the family pool. I've been shooting pic's with this camera for approx. 6 months. I'am looking forward to view more of everybodys pic's and to learn from all the many excellent tips and discussions out there!
Begga_H 15 years ago
Blue
Dirk & Effie 15 years ago
YellowStrippedBoat
Barnaby Jeans 15 years ago
Snowbirds in Formation
Lots more Blue pictures in my Toronto Airshow set
Sirsnapsalot 15 years ago
Blue Glasses.jpg

My sisters bright blue glasses
Sirsnapsalot 15 years ago
Alex in Idaho.jpg

I like the layers of blue in the background, the jacket, the hat and most of all, my sons eyes.
stokrotka49 15 years ago
White, red and blue
Spiff Happens 15 years ago
Whale Shark

Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium
Splinter Group 15 years ago
Here's my latest blues shot --
River Grass at Sunset
richardsonphotos 15 years ago
First post hope you like it. Bombing memorial in Oklahoma City


OKC Bombing Memorial
eminent wave [deleted] 15 years ago
Roof reflection
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