Saturday Snapshot Nov. 2: Cool Blue

Blue is the most cool color for a photo background. Note: not the ‘coolest’ like in temperature, but just real cool as in awesome. We in southern Alberta are blessed with a clear, blue sky most of the time. Here are some photos I’ve taken in the past weeks. No color alteration have been done on them.

On a clear day, you can see the Rockies… like a mirage:

On a clear day you can see...Different shades of blue:

ShorebirdsThe sparrows on the roof enjoy the cloudless blue too:Sparrows nesting on roofCrab apples look more colorful:

CrabapplesSo’s the Northern Flicker:

Northern Flickerand the Pelican, more startling white:

Pelican overheadWe can even live with the snow when the sky is so blue:

God Is LoveWords on the frame of front door: “gud er kaerlighed” (Danish)… “God is Love”.

Which blue is most cool for you?


Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda of West Metro Mommy Reads. CLICK HERE to see what others have posted.

All photos on this post taken by Arti of Ripple Effects, 2013. Please do not copy or reblog.


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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

28 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot Nov. 2: Cool Blue”

    1. Deb,

      I’m sure many photographers already have that as their favorite. Imagine the two great expanses of our world, the sky and the ocean are blue… here at the pond too I’d like to think. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ˜‰


    1. Jeanie,

      I was quite surprised to see the blue in the photo is a bit different, which is gorgeous. I remember it looked more like the blue as in the rooftop photo. Nevertheless, it’s all blue to me. πŸ˜‰


    1. Leslie,

      I think we’re most fortunate to be blessed with such natural beauty here at the foothills of the Rockies. I used to be able to see them from my bedroom window but now houses block my view. But, the mountain view is still very accessible from my neck of the woods.


    1. Vicki,

      Thanks! While the Flicker was quite common for us, I was most surprised to see the Pelican flying right above my head … almost. That was the end of summer, the only photo above not taken in the fall.


    1. LA,

      I took that photo in late summer. I was glad I could spot the Pelican flying just above me. As you remember, I’m partial to Pelicans too, having seen one by the damaged bridge after the flood. That was a mythical moment.


    1. Brona,

      I must say, that’s definitely a very special kind of blue. Funny it wasn’t as dark in real sight, but maybe the camera did something to alter the blue a bit when it captured the moment.


    1. nikkipolani,

      They were so beautiful hanging down in bending branches. It was my neighbor’s tree. I saw the crab apples from my window and I said to myself… they ought to be in pictures. πŸ˜‰


  1. A favorite blue? Oh, my! How to chose? They’re all so beautiful, and interesting, too. It seems as though humidity, the slant of the sun, the amount of dust or smoke in the air – all of it can affect how the color turns out.

    I love the sparrows, crabapples and pelican. That blue’s very much like our pretty winter blue. The last photo of the church is gorgeous. I don’t understand how cameras do their thing, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the light reflecting off that pristine white church didn’t affect the darkness of the blue. In fact, a wildflower photographer I follow sometimes will use flash to equalize things and prevent a dark background. You couldn’t do that for the sky,though. πŸ˜‰


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