Kind of Blue (Explore #11 - December 19, 2012)

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    While most people during the holiday season are thinking about the color red I'm thinking about the color blue. Blue is my favorite color, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is my favorite jazz album, and Chelsea F.C is my favorite London soccer club. The color blue is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

    Strobist Info:

    Camera Settings: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8g lens with TC-20 III 2x teleconverter attached, Aperture f/11, Shutter Speed 200, ISO 100

    Strobe Settings: Main Light - AlienBee 800 with 30 degree grid at 1/8th power camera right. AlienBee 800 with 10 degree grid at 1/8th power camera left.

    Strobes triggered remotely using PocketWizard MiniTT1 transmitter with AC3 Zone Controller and FlexTT5 transceivers. PocketWizard AC9 AlienBee Adapter was connected to AlienBee's to enable TTL remote power control of strobes

    © Calvin James 2012

    shutterbugamar, Wameq R, ^ Missi ^, and 338 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. CrispyFotos (zPRIME) 28 months ago | reply

      Again, another example why I keep coming back.

    2. spirit_raindancer 28 months ago | reply

      Completely Fabulous.

    3. benny hanabi 28 months ago | reply

      nice shot....

    4. Sinta39 28 months ago | reply

      selamt pgi. all...

    5. Maureen Bond 28 months ago | reply

      That blue is gorgeous!

    6. olsonj 28 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image!

    7. Fortunes2011 2015 is IT! 28 months ago | reply

      Thats really BLUE :) Great photograph. Congratulations on EXPLORE.

    8. Calvin J. 28 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone for you comments and faves. They are very much appreciated :-)

    9. All the colorful days 28 months ago | reply

      I love this flower!!

    10. espressoDOM 28 months ago | reply

      Loving that blue

    11. picolojojo 28 months ago | reply

      Wonderful and stunning photo !!!
      Congrats and many thanks for your sharing !!!
      Seen in "BestOf... Colors"

    12. Dan Chui (on/off!) 28 months ago | reply

      Otherworldly! Congrats!

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      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    13. dubo67 28 months ago | reply

      Nice Shot

      ♥ Feliz Navidad ♥ Merry Christmas ♥ Buon Natale ♥ Feliz Natal ♥

    14. photodawg2008 28 months ago | reply

      Bro your talent is off the hook!!! Congrats on Explorer!

    15. Sebastien LnR [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

      Great picture !!

    16. Anne Marjut 18 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light! Very nice photo!

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