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#1 JaneLane

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

I have been thinking and thinking about a new topic but either my mind is blank or whatever I thought about was too recent of a challenge theme to pick again so soon.

Using my username as inpiration,

This weeks challenge is.......


It can be a photograph of anything at all, as long as the colour blue is somewhere in it.

Have fun and good luck everyone! biggrin.gif

The Rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge History

Planes, trains and automobiles - blue4me
Love - winkwink
Air - Peanut
Water - Kee~In~Hawaii
Delicate - Silverwattle
Lines (B&W) - LittleC
Architecture - rbat
Open challenge - millie71
Something New - raven74
Bokeh - mummy26
Christmas - Peanut
Food - rbat
Portrait - elle-M
Macro/close up - ILBB
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILBB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull

#2 Peanut

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

Great choice, my favourite colour!  original.gif

#3 Bec .

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Mine too original.gif Great choice!

#4 mummy26

Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

Wish it was red...(I can do blue)

#5 mummy26

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

I'm entering this one for now (dont really like it so will try to take another)


#6 Bryden

Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Congrats on the win - it was a fantastic shot!

My favourite colour is blue too, closely followed by green!

Have no idea what to do yet though...


#7 Peanut

Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

Ha ha Mummy26, that is just so COOL, very creative!   biggrin.gif

I have a better shot to enter now, phew!

Edited by Peanut, 02 March 2013 - 07:52 PM.

#8 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Love that shot Mummy26!

And I love your photobomber Peanut, too cute!

This probably won't be my entry but it's a little something I took today while playing in the pool with my nephew and thought there was plenty of blue in it. I have other ideas for what I want to enter but this will make an ok back-up if this weekend goes down the drain and I don't get to take another photo.


#9 mummy26

Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

I have another Alice in Wonderland photo in mind, hoping I get around to it. Need to find some macaroons

#10 SW-

Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:50 AM

Great shots girls, BTW Peanut, loved your photobombed shot original.gif

caseys by silver wattle, on Flickr

Just added a slightly different shot.

Edited by silverwattle, 03 March 2013 - 06:59 PM.

#11 Peanut

Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

Thanks Silverwattle, like all cats he's a rather nonchalant photobomber!  

Well, the wet is neverending up here in QLD, at least, it feels like it!  For a family like mine that loves the outdoors and going on daytrips, it has caused a bad case of cabin fever.  So yesterday we decided to go out even though the rain got pretty heavy.  I wasn't expecting to get a photo for the challenge until I noticed my DS had dropped his umbrella and it was...blue, hooray!  original.gif

Wet Day

Here's a couple more from the daytrip:

Hinze Dam

A long walk to cover

Hinze Dam in the rain

Edited by Peanut, 04 March 2013 - 08:15 AM.

#12 raven74

Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Blue is my favourite colour and I love the topic!  I was at the beach yesterday, just having some much needed me time and caught this:

random trolley by raven:74, on Flickr
Resized image blush.gif

Edited by raven74, 03 March 2013 - 05:46 PM.
Image too large

#13 Nut

Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Blue by Nutticus, on Flickr

#14 Bec .

Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:10 PM

Grange jetty by rbat75, on Flickr

#15 Bryden

Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

We've been flooded in again so I've been messing around with lighting (literally..lol)

This is my book light. It's less than 10cm tall and I constantly have to search for it because my boys love it too.

_MG_1700 ps by Bryden3, on Flickr


#16 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

rbat: That is stunning!

Here's my entry, just a shot of a bridge in SA that has blue lights on it of a night time. They change to red, purple and green as well so I had to sit by the water waiting for it to change until I had blue.

Blue Bridge

#17 katpaws

Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

Not happy with this, but could not get motivated this week:


#18 winkwink

Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

I was very fortunate to escape the dreary weather here in Brisbane for the weekend and went to Adelaide for a mini break girls weekend.  The weather was amazing and I can't wait to take the family there for a holiday.

Grange Jetty Sunset by wmc75, on Flickr

Here are some others that I captured on the weekend.

Hello Adelaide

Grange Jetty

And this was taken on my phone with the panorama function.  It's a bit distorted but I still love it.


#19 TopsyTurvy

Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

I am running so late!

Here is this weeks entry original.gif

Blue by Leapyleigh, on Flickr

#20 LittleC

Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

Not entering (again) this week as time got away from me but I'm loving all of these amazing entries!

#21 JaneLane

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

Mummy26 - love the whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme! The musical notes and the cat in the background add those extra layers to enhance the theme.  The 2 different colour blues on the foreground characters really stand out

Kee-in-hawaii - great use of blue!  Wonderful reflection from the ripples in the water.  The stripes of light in the water add an extra layer

Silverwattle - I love the misty water and what an amazing 'feel' this photo has!great composition and use of blue with the water but also the feeling this gives me

Peanut - I love the composition of this shot and how your eye is drawn directly to the  blue umbrella even though it is a small part of the photo!  The rain and reflection also add another depth and feel to it

Raven74 - Great fun shot!  it has a nice summery feel with the clear blue sky taking up most of the photo.  I like the added dimension of seeing all the buildings low down in the background

Nut - Great action photo!  Love the tree and bat sillhouetted against the blue sky

rbat - Wow stunning!  Such a great colourful shot with the silky calm water and deep blue sky.  Great sillouette of the pier

Bryden - Great use of the colour blue with the plain background!  The lamp stands out and looks cute!  Kind of reminds me of the one in the begining of Pixar movies

katpaws - lovely fun shot!  Good use of the colour blue noth in thebaloon as well as in the rainbow face paint on the little girls face

winkwink - great photo!  I love the line of sight created by the pier and its pylons seemingly going on forever!  Lovely tones of blue from the water and sky

TopsyTurvy - Great idea!  Love the pale blue of the flowers flowing together with the pale greys of the worn timber and the metal

Great photos from everyone this week! original.gif

Special mention goes to silverwattle, peanut and winkwink but this week the photo I can't go past belongs to........

rbat!!! biggrin.gif

Congratulations it is a beautiful photo! cclap.gif

#22 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Yay rbat! original.gif

#23 Millie71

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

Congrats Bec, beautiful shot :-)

#24 mummy26

Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

Congrats Bec original.gif  My choice too

#25 SW-

Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:11 AM

Congratulations Rbat, your shot was awesome!  Looking forward to seeing this weeks topic.

Thanks for the mention blue4me original.gif

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