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Meaning of Blue

Meaning of Blue
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 274 W: 31 N: 400] (1746)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Pentax 50mm, f1.7
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-18 2:10
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The blue-turquoise color seen through out North Africa has some meaning. What I heard (in Morocco) was that it helped keep flies away. I was also told that during an Islamic religious holiday a new coat of paint is given each year.

Since then I have read that it was believed that sky-blue would keep the power of evil away (in Cyprus). Second to white, it is the most used color for buildings in North Africa and Greece. Generally the walls are white with the doors and window frames in blue.

The most charming scenes I have come across were when primary color was blue (you can see this in my old scan from Morocco here) as well as this image.

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  • amfdj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 56 N: 246] (1986)
  • [2008-05-18 3:02]

Hi Dan,
A lovely composition of this narrow street.
Splendid color contrast with soft blue and yellow tones.
Kind regards from Belgium,

Hi Dan, a really nice and graphical image with a lovely contrast of color and taken from a good POV, well done, compliments!!

have a nice day,

wonderfull clight control and moody ambiance
tfs Dan

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