Monday, 24 June 2013

Searching for ROY G BIV Challenge

I had no idea what the initials ROY G BIV stood for when I first saw them. Which is rather a sad admission from one who is as obsessed with colour as I am. (Or color, depending on where you come from.) Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet - the initials are a memory aid for the order of the colours on the spectrum. Why didn't I know that?

This is a challenge set out by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Julie B Booth. All rules are on Julie's page but basically you put 5 or more photos relating to the colour of the month on your blog and let Julie or Jennifer know. Then you visit all the other blogs that are in the challenge and experience everyone's great photographs.

I'm actually a day late in putting in my photos of Blue but I plan to take part next month, on the 3rd Thursday of July, when the colour is Indigo. So here are my versions of Blue.
 Forresters Beach, Central Coast, NSW
Our family flag - Here be Pirates
 Driving into the sunset towards Dubbo, NSW Central West
 Altered photo taken in the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney NSW
 My Starry Flounder
 Seats in the train from Sydney to Newcastle NSW

I hope you join me next month when I have a go (in good time) at Searching for Roy G Biv.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you on my blog ... so I've visited yours - and fascinating it is. I love your blues, especially the fish, the subtle altered photo and the seats on the Sydney train. 'm sure I will be back again and will look forward to seeing your indigo...

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    1. Charlton: I'm so pleased I finally decided to do this; it is not only fun to find the colours, but a wonderful wander through the other participants' blogs. I'm already looking for indigo...

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  2. Blissful blue shots - thank you.

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    1. EC: Blissful is a great description of blue in all its variations, isn't it?

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  3. Hi Carol - I think you'll have fun with this! Its amazing how much you see a colour when you go looking...

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    1. Hi Fiona, I can see I'll have fun, and it is really good for me to have the discipline of a monthly challenge. Perhaps I should find more.

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  4. Carol- Love your blues and so happy you joined in. My favorite is that wonderful fish..is it your design?-Julie

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    1. Julie, I'm very happy too. You've introduced me to some great blogs. Yes, the fish is my own, I'm a bit crazy about fish. Perhaps I should do an indigo one for next month.

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  5. When singing the blues is not sad at all! Lovely shots, intense colour. Forresters Beach caught my eye and my heart, what a gorgeous place!

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    1. Ersi, isn't Forresters just gorgeous! We are blessed with several magnificent beaches within a few minutes drive of home - king tides at the moment so all are looking very wild, dangerous and beautiful.

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  6. I love them all but especially the QV photo.

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    1. Mig, that was taken in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, a building saved from the wreckers and brought back into full use. Definitely one of my favourites places in Sydney.

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  7. Hi Carol, it's lovely to meet you and thanks for visiting. I've enjoyed my visit here. What a fun meme this is, all lovely photos and I particularly love the pirate flag. I look forwrd to coming back.
    Wishing you a great week,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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    1. Hi Denise, I had a lovely ramble through your blog and will be back. The pirate flag is slightly controversial as most people with a flag pole put up their national flag, but we happen to like this one. And a great week to you too.

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  8. ah the wild blueness and thanks for deciphering ROY G BIV !

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    1. Mo, I'm not sure that we use Roy G Biv in Australia. Certainly the rainbow song preschoolers sing is a bit confusing re order and names of colours.

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  9. Those blues are amazing; beautiful photographs as well.

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  10. Thank you Sandra, there's nothing like blue sky, and at the moment we are having (after weeks of rain) wonderful crisp, almost springlike, days.

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