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Cook22 05-16-2010 01:20 PM

Photo Challenge #81 ~ Blue, Blue, My World is Blue {5-16-10}
 
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May 16th was the third date Angie gave me to host the challenge. I didnít hear back when I PMed to see was anybody else doing it, so I hope things are OK with her. I know that her dadís second surgery is scheduled for now, and her husband was having a problem with his back, too, so remember her in your prayers.


Anyway, Iíve just checked all the previous challenges, and while weíve had Winter Blues we havenít had just Blue as a colour. When I think blue I think of Greece Ė there are bright, vivid blues there like we never get here.


Show me your blues!


I have a photo I took specifically for the challenge, but I've pulled these from the archives - two Greek blues and a blue anemone.
A door at the Shell Museum in Benitses, Corfu.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos - accessible only by boat, and really that blue!



I'll post my other photo tomorrow if I get time before work. It's a busy day, so I'm posting the challenge up now.

Photo Challenge Rules:
~ Have FUN with this! There are no right or wrong photos.
~ Take as many pics as you want, share the few you like best.
~ Please share only current photos, taken after the challenge was issued.
~ We CANNOT upload our photos to the SCS galleries. You may upload them as an attachment or host them from your blog or any online photo hosting site. Just provide the direct link to the photo in your post and also make sure that it is not from a password protected album.
~ Just a reminder that we are a family-friendly site if you are sending others off this site to view photos in an album hosted elsewhere.
~ Please jump in and join us in the photo challenges at anytime!
~ Again - HAVE FUN! :smile:

yellowrose46 05-16-2010 01:46 PM

Yes, Sabrina, this was the week you were scheduled to host again. Blue is my favourite color (along with turquoise, but turquoise is just a shade of blue)! Your photos are gorgeous........love the Greece pics.

scrown8301 05-17-2010 02:56 AM

Angie, her hubby and her dad are in my prayers.

Fun challenge Sabrina! Love your photos! The beach one is my fav.!

Cook22 05-17-2010 01:09 PM

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That beach one was hairy. Somehow, somewhere along the way, I've lost my head for heights. I scrambled a good way along the path to the viewpoint above the shipwreck, but it got to the point where I just couldn't go any further.
This is the photo I took specifically for the challenge, and there's a little snippet of information about lapis on my blog

Lapis Lazuli cufflinks

Lynn13 05-18-2010 09:44 AM

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Wow, that beach looks awesome Sabrina! Did you get a close up picture of the shipwreck?
This week's assignment seems hard for me but I have a couple of submissions that I can post. The first one is of the sky just before a storm was rolling in last night and a reflection on the hood of our truck.

Hope everyone has a great week taking pictures! :D

Cook22 05-18-2010 10:52 AM

That reflection picture is amazing!! I love that sort of abstract type photo.
And no, I didn't get a close-up of the wreck. To be honest, I only barely got to see it before I stopped and clung the nearest big rock. It was my husband who took any photos beyond that point :D.

yellowrose46 05-19-2010 07:28 AM

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Lynn, I love those clouds and the reflection on the truck is so cool!
Sabrina, you made me chuckle with your comment about clinging to the rock!
On Monday we were driving through Texas hill country and I spotted this blue roof. I just had to stop, even though my grandsons were in a hurry to tour the Longhorn Cavern. Second photo is of the two boys climbing the rocks at the entrance of the cavern..........the little one is dressed in three shades of blue!

Cook22 05-19-2010 09:50 AM

I like the angles in that roof. Verandas or whatever you call them aren't part of the architectural style here, and we'd never see anything like that.

Lynn13 05-20-2010 08:37 AM

Thanks, Ina!! Your picture of that roof is awesome looking! Glad you got to capture a picture of it! We just never know where the color "blue" will pop up, do we!! : )

yellowrose46 05-20-2010 04:58 PM

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I like the angles in that roof. Verandas or whatever you call them aren't part of the architectural style here, and we'd never see anything like that.

I think the reason for these roofs are that although central Texas doesn't get a lot of rain..........when it does rain, it comes down in buckets, and this way it runs off the roof! I think it also keeps the house cooler, although everyone has AC anyway/

yellowrose46 05-20-2010 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynn13 (Post 16716844)
Thanks, Ina!! Your picture of that roof is awesome looking! Glad you got to capture a picture of it! We just never know where the color "blue" will pop up, do we!! : )

Well, my grandson made me stop to take a photo of a mule in the field, and behind the field was this house! And the mule wasn't blue, so I couldn't post him here!

Cook22 05-20-2010 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by yellowrose46 (Post 16720789)
I think the reason for these roofs are that although central Texas doesn't get a lot of rain..........when it does rain, it comes down in buckets, and this way it runs off the roof! I think it also keeps the house cooler, although everyone has AC anyway/

That figures!
You could always show us the mule in the It's Alive challenge :). Something else we don't get here, just donkeys.

UnderstandBlue 05-21-2010 01:55 PM

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You know when I saw this challenge I was running off to find this beautiful pic of the sky I took in Santa Fe at Thanksgiving but then I remembered it had to be post challenge.

Luckily - Sabrina reminded me so I have this - which I call my happy place - it's the blue section of my marker cubby and I smile every time I see it.

yellowrose46 05-21-2010 03:24 PM

Oh my goodness Lydia! What a lot of beautiful copics in my favorite color! I only have 5 blue copics and was practising with them last night at work and my colleagues were amazed at the amount of money I had paid for them. I am just learning to use them, but will be attending a certification class in Toronto in June.

yellowrose46 05-21-2010 03:26 PM

P.S. I'd love to see your Santa Fe picture too!

UnderstandBlue 05-21-2010 03:26 PM

Aaah - jealous - Can't wait to do that someday!

Luckily, my momma bought me a set of blues for my birthday! Moms rock! :) I'll work on her for reds this year :)

Cook22 05-22-2010 11:10 AM

Wow! I thought I was bad with the number of green and brown watercolour pencils I have. Now I know I'm not :D. Only joking, I know from working in fine-art supplies some years back how many colours NEED to come in some ranges.
I'd love to see the Santa Fe picture too - and some people do post pre-challenge photos :D.

bambi64 05-24-2010 07:43 AM

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This past Thursday, my little one was invited to join the church homeschool group on a field trip. We went to Marmon Valley Farm and had a tour of the farm, a hay ride and a pony ride. I just happen to dress my daughter in blue (not even thinking of this challenge!). Here are a few pictures that I took that really show off the blue. I did play with the one picture in photoshop by turning it black/white and then bringing back just the blue. Love how it turned out. I have all the pictures (i took over 150! but only put up 50 of them) from the farm on my facebook in a marmon valley farm album.

Cook22 05-24-2010 10:57 AM

Your daughter looks darling! Love that open blue sky and tractor, too.

yellowrose46 05-24-2010 01:48 PM

Amber, I love your photos! Your DD is so cute in blue. The photo shopped picture is awesome! And the farm scene is great too!

Rox71 05-31-2010 03:20 PM

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Fabulous and creative photos in this challenge...love the skies, waters (Sabrina I'm dizzy looking down at that boat!), flowers and the children were the best of all!

I kept my eyes open but didn't find much for blue that was interesting or didn't have my camera when I did find blue...but today my husband brought these roses in from the front landscape and gave them to me in the blue mason jar...how sweet! I shot them in the light tent where I photograph my cards.

Lynn13 05-31-2010 05:07 PM

Wow Roxie, the roses are absolutely beautiful and they look awesome in that mason jar!! What a special thing for your husband to do..... love it! : )

UnderstandBlue 05-31-2010 05:13 PM

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P.S. I'd love to see your Santa Fe picture too!

Here you go. Santa Fe has the bluest sky on the planet. This is the sign on a store just off the square. I looked up and saw this plane headed for Parts Unknown. A little magic. :)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1NC_GWBe8z...n+238+copy.jpg

Rox71 05-31-2010 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynn13 (Post 16778337)
Wow Roxie, the roses are absolutely beautiful and they look awesome in that mason jar!! What a special thing for your husband to do..... love it! : )

I think I'll keep him around a while longer...a long while I hope!

Lydia, so cool is the plane and sign together! Thanks for sharing the photo, I love that rustic sign.

Cook22 05-31-2010 11:09 PM

Lovely roses - how sweet of your husband.
And wow, Lydia, that sky! It's a wonderfully composed photo with that rusty sign.

yellowrose46 06-01-2010 04:44 AM

Roxie, gorgeous roses and they look so great in that blue jar.
Lydia, what can I say! That is so cool! I love the deep blue sky and catching that plane is awesome. That's what photography is all about, ready to catch a moment in time, at any time!

UnderstandBlue 06-01-2010 04:46 AM

Bambi/Roxie - love these photos and I also love the overall theme of kind of vacation/leisure. I feel relaxed just looking!

BittyBadger 06-02-2010 04:11 PM

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All of your pictures are so nice. I love looking at others pics and taking my own. Last Monday our town had a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial and I caught our flag against clear blue skies. What a grand day.

UnderstandBlue 06-02-2010 04:19 PM

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All of your pictures are so nice. I love looking at others pics and taking my own. Last Monday our town had a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial and I caught our flag against clear blue skies. What a grand day.


Beautiful!!!


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