DREAMING IN BLUE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flower of Any Kind
Spiderwort – FOTD – June 8, 2019

This challenge came up exactly when I needed it. For reasons best known to my cameras — ALL my cameras — I cannot get pictures of my spiderwort in their actual color of dark blue. They always come out some shade of pink. It must have something to do with the light and that in the leaf, there is a lot of pink and that’s what the camera picks up.

Since this is a monochrome challenge, I could finally make my Spiderwort their real color: blue. If I could figure out what filter would alter the pink back to it’s “real” color of blue, I’d have done it by now. I have spent hours trying to make those pink flowers the color my eyes see them. Lacking that, here are my monochrome cerulean Spiderwort!

Dreaming in blue –and that is very close to the flower’s actual color — except the leaves would be green.

All dynamic cerulean blue!

This monochromatic coloration is called “bluesy” …

Solid, hardcore cerulean spiderworts

Cee's Black-White

5 thoughts on “DREAMING IN BLUE – Marilyn Armstrong

    • They are dark blue or sometimes violet. It depends on the light. But the camera ALWAYS captures them as dark pink. It’s infuriating because they aren’t pink. They are definitely blue — or dark violet — but maybe the pink is in the petals and for some technical reason, it’s the pink that gets picked up. I don’t know, but I go through this every year and the same thing happens again.

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