This week Terri Webster Schrandt has suggested Glacier Blue for her Sunday Stills photo Challenge. I could not live farther away from a glacier, or ice, or even freezing temperatures, for that matter. My offering this week is brought to you from sunny South Florida – with a few notable exceptions.
Glacier Blue is likely depicted somewhere on the chart below, but, any shade of blue is pleasing to me. In fact, it is my favorite color. I actually wrote a full post about it here.
People, much wiser than me, (or who have nothing better to do) have actually spent time analyzing color, and how it translates to personality types. I marvel that my color preference reveals the mysteries of who I am, but in many ways I am not surprised. Clearly, there are colors that enhance moods and others that make one feel anxious. Blue, almost any shade of it, makes me feel relaxed and calm.
Most of us experience the color blue every day. Just walk outside and look up. I probably see it more than most, because I live in Florida, near the Atlantic ocean, and a grey cloudy day is very rare here. Scenes like the one below are commonplace in my little corner of the world, and I am pretty sure glacier blue is out there somewhere.
Depending on light and clouds, this lake might look dark and gloomy, but the sun warms it to just the right shade of blue. The reflection of the dock is an added bonus that makes me smile.
Did you know that people who prefer the color blue are said to be reliable, tidy, and sensitive? We value stability and solitude and are sometimes mislabeled as ‘snobs’. Personally, I can see how quiet indifference might be wrongly interpreted that way. We are generally even-tempered but can be moody and emotional. Sometimes self-confidence and control mask our vulnerabilities. We inspire trust and produce calm reactions in others and are attentive listeners.
Rigid, is also used to describe a Blue Personality. I don’t like to claim that one, but it is true. I can be a bit stubborn, especially when I think I am right. A lot of articles I read about the color blue state ‘resistant to change’ as a trait of the blue personality type. I can’t claim that one at all and get bored with a predictable routine.
I love the colors of sea glass, which are predominately shades of blue, and when I found this mosaic in a local park, I had to take a few close-ups. I used this image as a background page in our 2020 photo album. Blue is a dominant color throughout most of my annual books, but especially this past year. Even the worst day looks better with blue in it.
This is a man-o-war that washed up onto our local beach. The color and opacity of the creature looks so pleasing that your first thought might be to pick it up. Don’t. These are best appreciated from afar.
You might be wondering if this image is of water or ice. The swirls of blue, reflection of light and abstract quality make it difficult to discern the subject. It is actually a school of fish in a feeding frenzy just below the surface of crystal clear water on a bright, sunny day. If you look closely at the darkest shade of blue, you will see one of the larger fish from gills to fin. This image was a ‘happy accident’ that makes me smile.
This image is one that I staged for Terri’s Glacier Blue challenge. It has many shades of my favorite color, and looks a lot like sea glass. It is actually smashed up ice cubes that I colored with blue food coloring. I scattered the pieces over a black towel and used my 200mm lens to take a close-up. I set the pieces in a shadow on the patio and used natural light as the only light source.
This is the real deal. Blue ice, from an ice cave in Iceland. Now, that’s Glacier Blue! Photo credit goes to my daughter who took the photo while on a trip there last year. She wrote a guest post about it here.
Want to know what your favorite color says about you? Check out this article.