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The Importance of Blue by Corvidae65 The Importance of Blue by Corvidae65
Blue is important, but not as an emotion. Consider the hue of blue and then try to think of things that are traditionally blue as any other color...the ocean, the sky, bluebirds, blueberries, forget-me-nots...

How blue came to be associated with being down or depression I don't know, but we are funny creatures, humans. I prefer to associate these forget-me-nots with passion rather than depression because of the love I have for all things summer (which is why I post flower pics in winter :laughing:) and the color reminds me somewhat of the steel blue eyes of my wife :love:

I took a lot of shots of these forget-me-nots last summer but didn't post but one mostly due to a lack of time for processing but also because I was in the throes of my own depression for many months--you could say I was blue.

All I guess I'm saying is that it took many months to find the causes of the depression I had and found that I wasn't really depressed, but angry.

Anyway, you folks probably don't care about all that and I don't want to bring you down but maybe inspire you to do a little self-examination if you need to. It helps. It really helps.
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sylverface Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem =D
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Denneris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
:glomp: Thank you!
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Denneris Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely gorgous!

have to admit blue brings on many different emotions for me, but definitely is one of my favorite colors

hope all's going well!! :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thank you :hug:

Things are going well right now--I'm on layoff until April sometime so I have lots of free time to catch up on DA :laughing: I do hope yoou're doing well too!
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aww...thank you!! :hug: :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
You're welcome :aww:
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AprilLight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Beautiful :sun:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Thank you :thanks:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
takes a bow.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
:bow:

:lol:
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot and color tone! :heart:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so pretty
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
THank you very much :thanks:
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Waxmanjack Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Photographer
"found that I wasn't really depressed, but angry."

Yep I knew even before I got to that part that you were confused and all you really needed was to accept the fact you were actually red! :steaming: :pissedoff: :fork: Creativity is severely limited inside a truck cab unless you are a log book artiste. I think this flower image is one of your best love the bokeh and the color is supreme. Sure to brighten up any old February day.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Thought you'd understand, Jack :nod: Thank you for that :handshake: It started for me back in April and my wifes Lap band surgery going awry--had to stifle the 'fist of death' when in the presence of the surgeon--and it just built up from there. The lack of time to stop and smell the roses always tees me off but this year was just stupid :no: Hope next season is a little slower, but it won't be :D

Ah! But I am an artiste! :painter: :devilish: Well, as much as an artiste as one can get away with ;)
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Waxmanjack Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Photographer
You're always welcome my friend.


I thought you must be my friend.After all one does what one must to survive in this mean old world.
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frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
excellent capture of the flowers and the emotion. Thank you
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
THank you James :highfive:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely blue ! :love:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
THank you Momotte :heart:
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mim304 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Photographer
Beautifully written, John, and the image is very beautiful, as well. Almost like a painting, as I think someone else has already said. It must have been an amazing site, an entire field of these little beauties. You do come across some treasures in your travels. Thanks so much for sharing them with us! And, for doing it in such a remarkable fashion! :-)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
THank you Mim :thanks: It's a really cool place not far from my home. I go there every year to marvel at the forget me nots :aww: This is the first year I've been able to shoot them to my satisfaction :D Hard to get a shot of the field of them in a meaningful way though. I guess that's the thing that keeps us going back year after year isn't it? :nod:
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mim304 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Photographer
Yes, sir! That, and the memories...I have a few places near "home" that I tend to re-visist often, just "for the memories..." (:whisper: and all that sentimental crap!) :giggle:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
this is beautiful John. :clap:
& i love what you said... & self-examination is always good (as difficult as it is to do at times) and definitely needed to stay on the track we desire to be on. also, blue is one of my favorite colors & my eyes are quite blue... it's a good color in my book. :love:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
:love: I'm a sucker for blue eyes, yanno :D Hence the wife of ten years :nod: Tried a green eyed model once but she didn't work out--ran off with a brown eyed dude :shrug: Blue is bestest, blue is truest! :nod:

Thank you Emily :heart:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
lol. blue is GORGEOUS! :lmao: i may be biased though...lol.

you're most welcome John! :tighthug:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
beautiful composition, john!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
:blush: Oh, heh! You saw this flowers shot did you? Umm...I tripped on my way to a HUGE and MANLY :strong: waterfall and accidentally tripped the shutter...yup. That's what happened :iconyesyesyesplz:

;)

Glad ya like it though Doug :highfive: Thanks! :aww:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Photographer
anytime!:)!
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
nice frame !
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you Marc :)
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Photographer
Blue is such a beautiful color it is weird that is associated with depression... I think of it as calming and this photo is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing in what should be the heart of winter... :sun:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you very much Leasha :heart:
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LadySasha01 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning shot!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
THank you :thanks:
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LadySasha01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent shot!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you very much :hug:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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33M Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Beautiful:iconbugplz:M
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you M :hug:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That looks magnificent brother,looks like an amazing fine piece of art :painter:
You can never get enough shades and tones of blue in any situation either,I`m always happy to hear how your lil friends fill you with good thoughts my Pal :flowerpot:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you brother :manhug: You and Kika would love this place--not terribly private though :giggle: it's right along a busy road and next to a fine fly fishing place. Getting there early in the forget me not season is key before they are trampled under the crush of dumb people and fisherman :nod:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds great,I`m sure we would :date:
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