Sunday, 17 February 2013

Picture This #187 ~ Hues Of Blue

One of the most picturesque places I visited was the island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. The houses are painted in bright colors. I liked the image of this shuttered house.


I like the challenges posed every week because it leads me to research through the folders of my saved images. I would never consider this next image worthy on its own but it fits our theme nicely. This was taken in Sedona, AZ. There is a chapel carved into the rock and there is a flower garden. Here is Saint Francis in blue.

We were on a seal watch in August, 2011 off the shore of Chatham, MA. A sailboat was ahead of us. I placed in the corner of the image to show the horizon.


27 comments:

  1. Wonderful trio of shots.

    Love the blue wall, the blue lady and la mer bleu.

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  2. Just love all three shots. The first two are really unusual and good captures.

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  3. Hi Robert. Three really nice photos for the theme!! I like that painted house in the first shot. Reminds me somewhat of the painted houses in a town near where I live, called Tenby, except that there the colours are more pastel than bold. Really nice shot of 'St Francis In Blue'. Lovely shades on blue in both sea and sky in the final shot.

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    1. Thank you Mitch for your comments. By the way, my workaround to resolve the size of the images worked well.

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  4. Very nice contributions from you, Robert! Love the first for depicting the peculiarity of the houses we can find on that island. Looking at the photo, I presume you were lucky with the weather...not the usual fog! The second is very interesting as it shows the patron saint of the animals not with the pigeons we often see but with birds that resemble stylized pelicans, somehow... and the third, for the hue of the blue that almost gives the ilusion that the sky is its extension...

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    1. We were lucky with the weather. It was in August and it was a beautiful day. The houses on Burano are fascinating. I'm unsure what type of birds those are perched on St. Francis's shoulders.
      I'm glad you like the last photo. Thank you.

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  5. Lovely shots, I am particularly fond of doors and buildings painted blue and you have done a great job of capturing this one. I am curious about the blue of St. Francis, whether it is painted blue or a patina on metal. As for the third, so nice to be sailing away into aquamarine colored waters.

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    1. Benni, I believe that the color is due to the patina on metal. Thank you for your comments.

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    2. Thank you, I thought it might be but wasn't sure.

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  6. I love the bright blue little house, pretty!

    St. Francis looks like he was made by Native Americans?

    Very calm blue in the last shot

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    1. Danette, you pose a good question because the location is the Southwest. The bright blue house struck me as a good subject for a photo. Thank you.

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  7. Very nice photos for the blue theme.
    First one is my favorite.

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  8. love your three pics but the first is my fav. ciao

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    1. Thank you Nico. Sadly, our excursion was on our last full day of our Italian tour. It will be nice to return to Venice and ferry over to Burano again.

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  9. Nice photos in blue.
    The first time I see such modern style St. Francis.

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  10. Thanks to everyone for your comments. This was a fun theme.

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  11. Wonderful captures all, Robert. I really like your metal sculpture with a story behind it ( I love stories) the sailboat is my favourite, I love the way you framed it, off site.

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  12. Great shots all of them, however, I just love the St Francis of Asissi the best.

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  13. Hi Robert! You must be new to the group. Great shots! That first example is a very cheery, welcome blue.

    That's a very cool St Francis! I hope you have some shots of the chapel that you'll share with us soon, too!

    Lovely shot of the sailboat. How exciting to go on a seal watch!

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    1. Thanks Debby. I do have shots of the chapel which I'll share. The seal watch was a great experience. We could get close to the seals. Did get a few good shots of them.

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