Lens-Artists Photo Challenge–Blue

Notre Dame During the Blue Hour. Shot with a Google Pixel 2.

One spring evening, we attended a concert at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  The light from the evening sky poured through the cathedral windows, highlighting them in brilliant shades of blue, purple, and gold.  By luck, we were in the cathedral at twilight, the time when the color blue is especially intense and creates dramatic effects.   Photographers call this time the Blue Hour.

For this week’s challenge, share your interpretation of blue—the color, the mood, or the time of day.  It’s up to you!

  • In your post, include a link to this challenge.
  • Use the tag “Lens-Artists” in your post.  If you use a different tag, other bloggers won’t find your post in the Reader and that would be a shame.  Also keep in mind that you should use fewer than 15 tags for your post or it won’t appear in the Reader.  For more information on how to tag, click here.
  • Ann-Christine will post the next challenge on Saturday, August 11th.
  • Missed our initial Lens-Artists challenge announcement? Click here for details.
  • Looking for some technical tips for shooting during the Blue Hour?  Here are some suggestions from the Digital Photography School.   https://digital-photography-school.com/the-magic-of-natural-light-twilight/

Have You Seen These?

Last week, Sue of Words Visual treated us to a variety of interpretations of the theme “soft.”

Debbie Smyth of Travel with Intent showed us some wonderfully soft golden light in Edinburgh.

As always, thanks for joining the challenge and have an inspiring week!


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  1. Hi Patti, this is a stunning shot, it makes me want to go back to Notre Dame. And aren’t phone cameras amazing?
    I think I may have just subscribed instead of following you, so I’ve done both now! I’ve pingbacked to here, so I haven’t put my link again 🙂

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  2. Hi Patti my introduction to my post is the following:This week Patti of the famed Lens-Artists quartet shows us a beautiful photo of the interior of the Notre Dame cathedral and urges us to share our interpretation of blue

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  3. When I saw the headline of your post, I thought about the Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal. The altar has a beautiful blue-gold cast, and the ceiling is light the night sky. We were definitely on the same wavelength! 🙂

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    • Hi, Jackie. I’m really enjoying your podcasts. Great advice. I’ve never seen Notre Dame in Montreal. It sounds gorgeous. I’ll never forget one very long, frigid weekend in Montreal. I really need to go back in the warmer weather. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful capture of the Notre Dame.

    A month or so ago I’d gone to the Mission San Xavier de Bac and since a lot of the artwork of Mary had her wearing blue, I decided to show them.

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    • It’s a real treat. You can look for concerts in the evening at ND. I’m not sure you can go in that late in the day with regular admission. Concerts are the best bet.


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