Tonal Line – Greens and Blues

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Today’s colours cover the green-blue spectrum, and two of them hail from across the pond; Grotto and Ireland.

Grotto looks quite different from the earlier versions I posted – I had a shot in mind that I wanted to coordinate the yarn with. I shot it in Italy, in Capri, where there is a natural formation called the “Blue Grotto”. The opening is so small that you have to lie back in a row boat to enter, and the boat is pulled in by a chain. Once there, the colour of the water will blow your mind, I put my hand in the water and watched it glow. You’re only in there for a few minutes and the light conditions were challenging, so I’m also proud of managing to get a shot, though I would have liked to go again without the camera and just experience it.

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Ireland is actually the same shot used in an old club colour, but expressed differently in the yarn. I shot it in the Ring of Kerry, through a bus window, hence the hard colour tinting. Normally I would have dumped the shot, but in this case the motion blur, the tilted angles and the vignette from the window all lent a mood to the shot that I really enjoyed.

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Finally, Quidi Vidi. Pronounced “Kiddie Viddie” it’s a lake in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We shot the lake in the evening, with a slow shutter, just as the dusk light was ending. The results gave the lake a beautiful blue tone in the final shot, while retaining the warm tones from the surrounding rock.

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Warm tones will be showcased tomorrow, and everything launches Friday šŸ™‚