Take52 Challenge: Week 8 – Blue

This week, we had a colour theme. Blue. A favourite of mine as it happens πŸ™‚ There’s such a soothing serenity in Blue I find – whether it’s the blue waters of the ocean or the baby blue of the Virgin’s robes; whether it’s a star-studded blue sky or the azure in the innocent eye of a child; whether it’s the rough feel of denim or the silky smoothness of blue velvet…it never fails to calm me and bring me joy. The house is littered with lots of little blue things – boxes and boards and stationery and pottery, but nothing seemed to catch my eye, or rather I couldn’t think of a creative way in which to photograph them so they would appear interesting. I have since seen how it can be done through pictures posted by friends, as always. It never fails to astonish me…this human capacity to innovate!

Carrying on with my effort to think out of the box and attempt new techniques – I decided to try my hand at the Zoom Effect as it’s called in photography. It’s something I first heard of in the Challenge and that caught my fancy. It involves slow shutter speeds and a manual manipulation of the lens while the shutter is open to create a zooming effect. I know, I know…everyone who isn’t into the technical aspects of photography is clicking their tongues at this point at all the gibberish – and that’s cool! When I first read the method I was skeptical too about whether I would be able to do it, but I sure did have fun trying! And the results were not too bad even if I do say so myself πŸ™‚ Here it is…my Picture of the week.

Electric Blue!

This was a busy week and I didn’t have time to dig through my archives so instead, I took a few shots in which I tried to be creative! You can be the judge of whether I was any good at it πŸ˜›

Here goes…Can you guess what these are?

And these are two that I took just for fun…coz not everything is about technique πŸ˜‰