Blue Cars, A Blue Bubble, Blue Ice, A Blue Damsel, and A Blue Abstract.

A littleΒ bit of everything, all of it blue.

This last one is for Alice.

Since the “official” challenge was so late in coming, and I had already posted one for the “unofficial” challenge started by Ailsa, I almost didn’t post one for this weeks challenge. But thanks go to Paula, for yet again giving me a push.

Yep, that’s a lot a blue!

53 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

  1. Squeak, Sir Jeff the rude, these are fabulous. The tail fin is sweeeeet, love the simplicity of the bubble in the sky and the last one is dreamy. Hey, where did you take the iceberg shots? They’re wonderful! xxx Ailsa

    1. I’ve created a monster πŸ˜€ Those aren’t icebergs. The first is Glen Ellis Falls, the second is just above Livermore Falls, both in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We had one hell of a cold winter the year these were taken, the year before last if I remember correctly. I don’t think too many of our waterfalls looked like this after the pathetic winter we didn’t have this year.

      1. Wow, they’re spectacular, the blue in the ice is really beautiful. Yes, this winter was an epic fail, much to my dismay. I love me some snow and ice!

        1. I hate shoveling it, in my real life as an auto mechanic I hate having it drip on me while I’m working under a car. But I love it in the mountains and in my photographs!

  2. You were right! A lot of blue (-: Did this challenge get a way from you? (:

    My first; immediate favorite is the Bel Air. Had a ’58 in H.S.

    Great images all around!

  3. Wonderful :). I have never seen ice formations like these :). Were you on some movie setting or with some exploration expedition? πŸ˜‰

    1. No movie set, do adventure, unless of course you call bashing the heck out of my leg after losing my footing on the ice covered path to the base of the first waterfall. Or getting cold laying on the ice for the second. Both are popular waterfalls in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire. The winter I took these was insanely cold, for New Hampshire anyway, and most of the waterfalls in the state looked like this.

      The biggest adventure of the day happened when I was concentrating on setting up this shot. One of the ice shelves you see around the open water had collapsed into the river, the fact I was standing on one for this shot isn’t what freaked me out when the nearby shelf gave way. What freaked me out was that I though my buddy Joe had gone in as a result of the collapse and I was going to have to go in after him! We both just looked at each other and decided we needed a safer place to stand πŸ˜‰

        1. I keep joking with my wife, telling her the best thing that could ever happen to her is for me die while out making photographs. The value of my portfolio would go through the roof πŸ˜€

  4. Superb set of images Jeff! Hard to choose one, but that tailfin is stunning as also the icebergs! And just read that we now have a global switch to turn off comment settings. Yay!!

    1. Thank you very much. It was one heck of a car!

      I wish they were icebergs, but alas they are both nothing more than waterfalls. Photographed during a very cold winter, but waterfalls none the less.

      And Yay! is right πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Diana, they sure don’t make them like that anymore. I don’t know who had more fun with the bubbles, me trying to photograph them or my daughter making them. πŸ™‚

    1. I am very glad you liked them! The last one almost didn’t happen. I was there for a sunset, which turned out blah! But once I noticed how the wind was blowing the reeds I knew all was not lost.

  5. Lol! Before I even read the caption beneath it, I laughed at the Damselfly!
    Fancy you of all people publishing a photo that is not completely in focus … perhaps a bit of me is rubbing off on you?? πŸ™‚

    1. But the eyes are in focus! The most important part for me. Plus, a long lens and a close focus distance didn’t help. Even at f16 the DOF was way shallow.

      FYI, I wish you were rubbing off on me. You are way better at the Wee Beasties than I am!

          1. Soooo, you don’t know who you are? πŸ˜€ What is your name today, it’s getting hard to keep up with all your alias’s isn’t it? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

            1. LOL. The identity crisis all began with my smart phone – which is obviously not as smart as all that, since it does not allow me to sign in as pix & kardz.
              At least the gravatar is consistent. In any case, it is really me πŸ™‚

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