Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue


Two horse riders on the beach with a blue corona effect round them

Blue is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 450–490 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colours. On the HSV Colour Wheel, the complement of blue is yellow; that is, a colour corresponding to an equal mixture of red and green light. On a colour wheel based on traditional colour theory (RYB) where blue was considered a primary colour, its complementary colour is considered to be orange (based on the Munsell colour wheel).

In Modern English, “blue” is one of the basic colour terms, and one of the seven spectral colours, intermediate between violet (purple) and cyan. It comprises a considerable number of identifiable subcategories that can be identified with descriptive terms like navy blue (a dark blue), cyan blue (or “blue-green”, on the boundary to the green range), or sky blue (azure).

The word itself was loaned into Middle English from the Old French word bleu, blo “pale, pallid, discoloured; blue, blue-grey”, itself from an Old Frankish *blao.

“It comes down to the fact that you supply the blue, and they supply the other colors and mix them with your blue, and maybe there’s some blue left in the painting and maybe there isn’t. Maybe there wasn’t supposed to be any there in the first place. So have some fun and make a good blue and walk away”.  Viggo Mortensen

This is the new frame I will be using for all of my images now. What do you think? I’d really appreciate your thoughts on this one….

Now that I’ve reactivated my Pinterest account I’m happy for you to pin this or use any of the other sharing options provided at the bottom of this post.

30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

  1. Albadr Nasution May 15, 2012 / 02:50

    What a comprehensif description about blue. Nice.. The photo it self is wonderful. I wonder how you take it? Any software editing?

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    • Mike Hardisty May 15, 2012 / 08:37

      The original image was taken late in the evening evening as the sun was setting and the riders were some distance away. In post processing the image I applied a tighter crop and a diffused glow along with a blue cooling filter. Finally to get the electric look I used a Photoshop filter called ATX. There’s no way this could be produced straight out of the camera…

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  2. ailsapm May 15, 2012 / 03:36

    Very nice, Mike, really enjoyed it! xxx Ailsa

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  3. Jo Bryant May 15, 2012 / 04:12

    This is a great image…the blur…the colour…wow

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  4. fgassette May 15, 2012 / 20:42

    I like your electric blue photo. Thanks for the pingback.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  5. craftcrazygran May 15, 2012 / 22:43

    Hi Mike, thank you very much for the pingback. Your post is terrific! Blue is beautiful! I love your entry.

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  6. george-b May 16, 2012 / 06:22

    Thanks for referencing: Love the electric blue!

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  7. Namita Lad May 17, 2012 / 08:12

    hey that’s awesome and thanks for the pingback :)

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  8. Rhianna May 17, 2012 / 09:07

    Oh wow. This is fantastic! Cheers for the pingbacks, but honestly, your entry has left me in awe!

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