Sunday, November 30, 2008

blue feathers

More blue in the world - peacock feathers! Peacock feathers are such an intense blue, forget the tail fan, the blue is irresistable. The picture is a bit out of focus which makes it harder to figure out what you are seeing - it is basically the back and neck of the peacock with grass in the background.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

blue pool

The blue pool at the gyser basin in Yelllowstone had steam raising from it. The steam creates a soft edge in the design. Some minerals calcified around a rock which created the white pattern in the middle. Weather has been mild here with only a bit of snow and we are getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

all forms of water reflect the sky

Snow in the shadows takes on a blueish cast. A magpie landed in the sideyard leaving his prints in the snow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amber wavew of grain

Most of my blue mandala come from flowers, water or the sky. This one has both a lake if you look closely at what's behind the top third of the grasses and sky. This was taken at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge last January with the last light of the sun hitting the dried grass. I'm intrigued by these mandala that almost look like an eye.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

more blue

There were some really interesting clouds this afternoon. Wave clouds that form when the winds come down from the mountains - we have a front approaching. One of the clouds had a sun-dog on the edge. When I tried to bring out the colors of the sun-dog, I tried solarization. Above is the result, which was totally unexpected, but I liked it.