26 by 26 7:09am, 27 June 2013
Challenge #9:

Take a blue photo
— Evzen Sobek

Life in Blue

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All images copyright of Evzen Sobek

Evžen's brilliant celebration of the color blue, captured in the southern region of the Czech Republic, unifies the disparate community he encounters along the banks of the Nové Mlýny reservoirs. The simplicity of his images draw attention to the banal and the ordinary elevating the totems and activities of life near water.


As well as being a good place to connect with other members and share your initial reactions, thoughts about how to 'solve it' and any links you think might help the group. This can also be a good place to include any old photos you have that fit the challenge or your work-in-progress during the two weeks before posting your final image to the group pool.

We're looking forward to hearing people's thoughts, good luck everyone!
— 26 by 26 team
IngeHG PRO 5 years ago
One of my favourite colours , so hopefully I'll think of something new to capture in blue :-)

List of old pics with blue is rather big, here are two examples:

Night swimming

Blue Perspective
krysolove 5 years ago
Oh, I can't choose only two old blue photos, sorry )


sys (164)s


BeccaG PRO 5 years ago
Here are some old images of mine:
red sail

Blue and blue
g*treefrog 5 years ago
g*treefrog 5 years ago
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago
My still to be submitted #8 pics would have been good for this :) Typical :)) In the meantime I have these to offer from the archives...


Neurons Firing

With time, all is washed away
Monty May (OBSERVE) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Monty May (OBSERVE) (member) 5 years ago
Not Carefully!


Goal Wall


A Last Drink
Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Dublin Airport

Sky blue

Window screen - SPNC - Year 2 - Instruction # 08

scala66/Paul Marsh PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by scala66/Paul Marsh (member) 5 years ago
scala66/Paul Marsh PRO 5 years ago
#15       spnc year 3
maximilianen 5 years ago
Summer Reading
Leripix Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Leripix (member) 5 years ago
Well, there won't be any arguments as to whether a photo fits the brief or not. . . . or will there?


SPNC Yr 3 #3
cjcrosland PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by cjcrosland (member) 5 years ago
After Paul Weller

(two digital images combined to make a double-exposure)
sobrenivel Posted 5 years ago. Edited by sobrenivel (member) 5 years ago
Sin título

Relax a orillas del Río de la Plata / Relax on the banks of the Rio de la Plata

Sin título

Sin título

At the Blue Whale room
Julia M Cameron PRO 5 years ago
#35 Mopping up time
Leripix 5 years ago

Bit of a blues riff, then?
Emma Georgiou PRO 5 years ago
Mmmm which direction to go?? Blue as in colour? Blue as in mood? Blue as in a little risqué (no nudity) blue as in expression? 'Out of the blue'??
Julia M Cameron PRO 5 years ago
Blue pig board

Took this today before I read the Challenge....weird coincidence!
LornaMcHardy Posted 5 years ago. Edited by LornaMcHardy (member) 5 years ago
They're no longer in bloom... how inconvenient!

~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago

I like your thinking Em :)
Voltaire 2010 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Voltaire 2010 (member) 5 years ago
Melting into the foreground by Voltaire 2010

Model in Oxford Street by Voltaire 2010
Kristin Ator 5 years ago
I love so many of this discussion's examples of Blue. Inspiring!

gri2011 5 years ago
dacaccia 5 years ago


Joern Greuling 5 years ago
clairekastelan Posted 5 years ago. Edited by clairekastelan (member) 5 years ago
Tungsten setting

Painting With Light - Beach Life
charming kettle [deleted] 5 years ago
"I spent a lot of my time looking at blue,
The color of my room and my mood:
Blue on the walls, blue out of my mouth;
The sort of blue between clouds, when the sun comes out, [..]"
Mark W Russell 5 years ago

The story of the ongoing saga
Marilyn Maychak PRO 5 years ago
Some old photos that fit the brief
Dusk Colonel Samuel Park by Marilyn Maychak

Dusk II colonel samuel park by Marilyn Maychak

DSC_0008 by Marilyn Maychak

P4091693 by Marilyn Maychak
photodrum PRO 5 years ago
I'm late to the party with this brief, but I AM working on it. Here's a few from way back in the way back.



2011 Blackwood recital (26 of 9)

Miami - rhombus in square 1

I-275 Tampa
gri2011 5 years ago

All really good!
cjcrosland PRO 5 years ago
ireniclife PRO 5 years ago
A Blues shot from my archive

Keb Mo
photodrum PRO 5 years ago
This would be my alternate submission for the brief:
ireniclife PRO 5 years ago

This is also stunning, and I think I may even prefer it.
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