Welcome to the new look around here. I hope you like the new style. With the new block editor in WordPress, I started having issues with our old theme. The new theme is “guaranteed” to solve all my block editor issues… but we’ll see. In any case, I submit for your review this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
Our challenge this week, from Tina Schell, features the cooler side of the color wheel, blue and green. She writes, “This week we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary), and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary). A visit to the web on the subject will take you deep into the emotions said to result from exposure to these and other colors. For this week’s purposes, let’s simply explore the many ways the cooler colors appear in our world.” You can read her entire challenge post here.
For my opening image, I found an image of a damselfly captured on a relatively recent trip to Winnipeg’s Fort Whyte Alive nature center. If you find yourself in or near Winnipeg, you couldn’t find a better place to spend a summer day.
For my challenge-response, while I am “allowed” to include all of the colors in the cooler side of the wheel, I decided to focus on basically two-color images, mostly blue and green. That’s in part because I have a kazillion images to choose from with blue sky/water and green terrain. OK, I’m taking the easy way out… so sue me. 🙂
The image above was captured from an overlook at Waimea Canyon on Kauai, Hawai’i. The view looks to the west toward the Na Pali Coast. When we arrived, it was fairly cloudy, but as the day went on toward mid-day, the low clouds finally burned off.
At Mahogany Bay on the island of Roatan, Honduras, a shipwreck dominates the harbor. The ship ran aground at Dixon Cove and the loss apparently worth recovering so the shipwreck remains an interesting viewpoint for cruise ships entering the harbor. OK, so the ship isn’t blue or green, but the image certainly favors those colors.
As one who owns a Ford Mustang, I can’t resist featuring a much classier model Mustang than mine. This early model is cool in more ways than the blue and green color scheme. This GT-350 was on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in 2018.
Just south of Fargo, our favorite park, Orchard Glen, gives us great views of the Red River on a summer day. There is plenty of green on the shoreline with the river reflecting both the blues and greens in the image.
For my final image, I feature a photo of Mount Rainier as viewed from Reflections Lakes that I recently shared in a post documenting our visit last fall to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. As always, you can click on an image to enlarge it for a better view.