Week 1 – I have been kind of directionless with my photography since I finished my 365 Project on Flickr. So late last year, I decided I would take up another project but not one quite so intense. I decided that a 52 Week Project would be a more reasonable idea. That means that I would pick a theme and take a photo using that theme at least once a week. I thought about it for a while and came up with a few ideas: black & white, square format, up-close, food, texture, coffee, numbers & letters and so on. But what I decided on was simply the color blue. Blue is my favorite color but when I took a look at my Flickr photostream, I realized that I had almost no blue in it. That made me think that coming up with 52 Weeks of Blue would be a challenge. I was right about that.
This is the one I decided on for Week 1:
But I rejected these:
Week 2 – I decided not to put too many parameters on the project other than that blue has to be a main color of the subject of the photo. In other words, I can’t consider using a picture of a red house with the blue sky as the background as my Blue Shot. But if the house were blue and the sky red, that would work.
This was the only one I liked for Week 2:
Week 3 – Something I also thought about was that there are many shades of blue. Most likely, some things I consider to be blue, someone else may think of as green or purple or even grey. A Google search revealed that there are actually sixty-five shades of blue with names, but I’m not going to try to capture a different blue every week. I’m not that anal. I decided that if it looks blue to me that will be good enough for me. I’m going with my own interpretation of blue.
Here's the one for Week 3:
But I rejected this one. Do you think the trim on this house is blue?
Week 4 – I got off to a pretty good start because we were traveling and there were blue buildings and signs there for the taking. But once we returned home, it definitely got harder. We’ve had some blue skies, but the snow has covered a lot of the blue stuff around here. But not to be discouraged, I got some of my blue things from around the house and took pictures of them. I have a lot of blue things. I even have a cobalt blue bottle that I can’t bear to recycle because of the way the sun hits it in the morning. But I sure don’t want to use all of my blue things up at the beginning of the project.
Here's Week 4:
But I considered this:
Week 5 – So now I am almost a tenth done with the 52 Weeks of Blue. With my last 52 week project (52 Weeks of Purple Monkey) I was one week short. I just couldn’t figure out that 52nd thing to do with my Purple Monkey. Surely there are enough blue things lying around so that I will be a success this time. We’ll see.
This is it for Week 5 and yes, that bigger blue bottle is a gem in my book, but I might just keep the smaller one, too. That blue is heavenly to me.