The Blues

But not the sad kind! My two “blues” are very happy to be headed to Bethlehem, Pa. to be in a show with the theme “Everything Blue” at MVA Gallery.

Color-themed shows are fun. Going through my folders of images to consider, I discovered that I have quite a few that feature lots of blue–not surprising given how much time I spend outdoors.


Indeed, Mirage owes it’s overall blue tone to a blue, blue sky, which functions a lot like putting a blue filter on your camera when shooting at something in the distance. The houses at the most western edge of the town of Dauphin Island are several miles from where I stood on West End Beach to make this shot with a 300mm lens. The surf at my feet is the Gulf of Mexico, which isn’t really blue. But that clear, sunny day reflecting a blue, blue sky… well, it sure looks blue!

Bolt out of the Blue

On the other hand, the St. Regis building in the Chicago Loop is made out of blue glass, so it is always kind of blue. However, a bright sunny day sure helps bring out the blue and I had that working in my favor when I made Bolt out of the Blue. And just in case you are wondering, the white “bolt” streaking through the photo is basically cobwebs and dust accumulated in the corner created by the undulating walls of the building. I wonder if architect Jeanne Gang thought of that possibility when she designed the building?

“Everything Blue” will be at the MVA Gallery in Bethlehem, Pa., from June 1 through June 28.


  1. Rowena White

    So beautiful! And my favorite color! Are you going with your pictures to PA? If so, enjoy!

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  2. I wish, but, no, I can’t go to Bethlehem at this time. I rarely get to go see my photographs hanging in the shows they are invited into. However, I will soon blog about a trip I am making in June to see my image hanging in a exhibit in a special place: the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY. I’m very excited about the exhibit and the trip! I’ll write about that next week.


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