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Bucolic in Blue
Bucolic in Blue
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: MI
Date: Mar 25, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

Multiple ribbon winner ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MayaM pointed out I slacked on my comments. To her, and to the rest of you, I apologize. Here now, the photographer's comments:

The scene is bucolic. The scene is blue.

Bucolic:
Bucolic, although often used as an adjective, is a noun originally describing a type of pastoral poetry that praises rural life over that of the city. The manner of a bucolic is usually somewhat fantastic, and the poetry tends to contrast the pleasant and pure life of the country with the corrupt and corrosive world of society. The term derives from Virgil, and "Bucolics" is a reference to a collection of poems. One set of bucolics was written by Virgil, while Theocritus and others also wrote collections of rusticated poems. In contemporary poetry, W. H. Auden wrote a sequence known as "Bucolics."

Blue:
The term Blue may refer any of a number of similar colours. When blue is a pure colour from a single source, it corresponds with a wavelength range of about 440490 nanometers. Blue is considered to be one of the three primary additive colours in the RGB system; blue light has the shortest wavelength range of the three additive primary colours. The English language commonly uses "blue" to refer to any colour from navy blue to cyan. The complementary colour of blue is yellow.

Blue:
low in spirits : MELANCHOLY b : marked by low spirits : DEPRESSING < a blue funk> < things looked blue>

Blue:
Blue (2001) is a Japanese romantic drama directed by Hiroshi Ando. It is based on a Japanese manga by Kiriko Nananan, and starring Mikako Ichikawa and Manami Konishi.

It is about two high school aged girls Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endo find that their friendship is turning into something more.

Blues:
The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern. The word is also often used in musical contexts to refer to the twelve bar blues, a particular blues song form.

It is left as an excercise for the reader to determine which meaning of blue is suggested in the title. Also, one can discuss at length the use of the term Bucolic - is the photographer refering to the scene itself, of is he suggesting that the scene is itself a visual poem reminiscent of the bucolic poets. Submit your answers no later than Friday 4:45 PM, typed, single sided, double spaced, 13.5 pt font.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.7255
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.5667
Avg (non-participants): 7.2184
Views since voting: 1544
Views during voting: 543
Votes: 357
Comments: 50
Favorites: 17 (view)


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02/01/2007 06:48:30 PM
I hoped this would be in the top 10, JP. Just so wonderful. And to think I have a print. HEEEEEE!!!
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02/01/2007 06:28:55 PM
This is super cool, and thanks for the explanation!
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01/26/2007 08:29:18 PM
I stand corrected now. Always love your comments JP.
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01/26/2007 08:20:51 PM
I like this one best of your choices too. You're really good at these Best of... challenges! :D
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01/26/2007 12:52:07 PM
Come on, where are your true to form photog comments, no song, or recipe or words of wisdom? What's up with that?!!!

:-)

Maya

Oh - by the way great pic!

Message edited by author 2007-01-26 12:52:28.
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01/26/2007 08:23:12 AM
beautiful colours, was this flipped to negative in photoshop? the shadows appear white on the house.
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01/26/2007 08:21:54 AM
Wow. 45th of 705. Not too shabby. :)
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01/26/2007 06:46:42 AM
JP this was yours? Really great shot! Thought this would end up 1-20. But hey: 12 faves is great! :)
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01/26/2007 01:57:58 AM
very striking. I really like the patterns on the old barn.
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01/26/2007 01:43:30 AM
totally under-appreciated
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01/26/2007 12:20:41 AM
JP, this was one of my tens. So durn purty!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:27:01 PM
beautiful blues, a visual treat
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01/25/2007 01:45:03 PM
Supurb shot. I like everything about it.
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01/24/2007 11:46:50 PM
One cold looking house! 9
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01/24/2007 10:26:18 PM
Wow. Looks cold and lonely. Really makes you think.
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01/24/2007 10:25:48 PM
that just feels COLD. for the most part, i love it, but something about the siding throws it off. it looks as if it was processed differently that the rest of the image.
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01/23/2007 07:53:18 PM
Wow.
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01/22/2007 04:41:37 PM
This is one of my favorite images in this vast category. I could just sit and stare at this all day. Why? It is peaceful and the clarity is just outstanding. The blues and whites lull you into this starkly beautiful landscape. Excellent job!
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01/21/2007 10:25:00 PM
Great shot 10
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01/21/2007 02:22:59 PM
I love the simplicity of line and color in this image.
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01/20/2007 08:11:59 PM
Great minimalistic shot!
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01/19/2007 10:50:24 PM
Awesome effect on the house
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01/19/2007 07:35:04 PM
Nice shot! Love the blue and white tone! It's very peaceful.
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01/19/2007 05:50:57 PM
Pure. This is so clean, crisp. Love it. Wonderful work.
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01/18/2007 07:55:00 PM
Such awesome color! Love the simple composition and the use of negative space. 10 from me.
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01/17/2007 10:13:45 AM
The colors are great, as well as the composition. Congratulations!
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01/16/2007 10:41:21 PM
Very simple yet powerful composition with amazing color! Beautiful! An impressive 9 in my opinion! Great job!
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01/16/2007 10:37:45 PM
Love the solitary feeling of this one.....
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01/16/2007 01:52:53 PM
I love this picture!9
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01/16/2007 08:56:36 AM
Very nice photograph, I like how the color of the sky is mimiced in parts of the old house. Looks pretty cold and lonely out there. Nicely done!
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01/15/2007 01:07:41 PM
Lovely blue hues. I wish the house was zoomed a bit more,I really like the funky roof colors and the contrasting effect it has against the walls.
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01/15/2007 08:59:01 AM
wow, thats a "COOL" photo, i like it very much
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01/14/2007 06:52:08 PM
Something very off here.
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01/14/2007 06:15:29 PM
Beautiful
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01/14/2007 12:59:38 AM
Wow, nice new edit. I think this really livens things up! Good editing choice, and as you know, my favorite piccy of yours. Good luck. 10 from me.
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01/13/2007 04:33:33 PM
Very very cool!!
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01/13/2007 01:24:54 PM
Awesome!
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01/13/2007 01:15:00 AM
I love this - the composition and the coloring - real nice work - good job!
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01/12/2007 09:43:18 PM
Simplicity really speaks here, both in composition and in color.
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01/12/2007 08:17:54 PM
I love the blue tones in the roof. Excellent image!
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01/12/2007 06:11:51 PM
really nice. Love the tones.
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01/12/2007 04:05:58 PM
I love the blue on the roof :)
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01/12/2007 12:28:00 PM
lovely shot, nice processing, great title, 9
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01/12/2007 12:06:50 PM
lovely!
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01/12/2007 11:52:15 AM
YIPPEE JP - this is by far the BEST for you this year. Stunning, man. 10
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01/12/2007 11:42:00 AM
Interesting stuff going on in the water.
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01/12/2007 07:59:42 AM
gosh i love this.
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01/12/2007 03:41:03 AM
clean crisp nice
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01/12/2007 01:06:49 AM
beautiful composition with great colors!
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01/12/2007 12:16:24 AM
beautiful, beautiful simplicity. 8
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