Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers whom I’ve come to know and love over the past year. In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme. In this month’s theme we are exploring the color of light. The color of light can change, making it cooler or warmer, or even tinted toward green or magenta. Sunlight is generally white or neutral in color, but even sunlight may take on a color when it is reflected off another surface or when certain wavelengths are absorbed by the atmosphere or other things. And artificial light varies in color in many ways, of course. This first week we will focus on cool light, light that is colored violet, indigo or blue.
In my first image, although my light source is the sun, I was shooting underwater in a pool in Aruba, so the warmer colors were absorbed and a cool image resulted. For me, I enjoy the new perspective of seeing her from under the water, as well as the treasured memory of seeing her turn into a fish on this vacation.
In this second photo, I was photographing the girls on the beach after sunset. At that point, the suns rays are below the horizon, but are reflected off the sky and take on it’s blue shade (I think anyway – I can’t promise that is the most complete scientific explanation). So even the beautiful white sand now appears blue.
Please continue along our creative blog circle to see what my lovely friend Julie Mak has posted. Julie has the most gorgeous use of color in her photography, so I am thrilled to see what she will do this month. Please click HERE to see Julie’s play on night light.