This week, at #SundayStills, a colour challenge was posed: “Find and photograph glacier blue.”
According to www.classiccolors.com, glacier blue “reminds you of deep, arctic waters. Unlike warm, turquoise waters at tropical beaches, this blue water is light but looks cold. You could almost imagine the chunks of ice floating in it. This cool, greyish blue has a nice depth to it, yet it’s not too dark.”
Do you have this colour pictured in your mind? So did I…until a quick internet search yielded a diversity of options. The following paint samples were the beginning of ‘glacial blue’ images that Google flung out at me.
Confused yet? Me too!
Armed with my camera, I went out to capture clear, cold blues in which I could imagine floating chunks of ice. Being surrounded by Vancouver Islands crystal blue waters and stunning mountain views made my task a little easier, and definitely enjoyable.
For this challenge, I did not venture out to Vancouver Island’s five remaining glaciers (in 1970, we were home to 170 glaciers). You can learn more about them here. It is definitely worth the read.
In closing, I would like to wish my amazing mother a very happy birthday today. I’m every shade of blue that I cannot be with her in person on this very special occasion.
Thank you for joining me at #SundayStills.