Blue part two - dennisjsmithphotography

Blue part two


Midnight Blue; part two. I'm not sure why these seem to fascinate me so much. As I mentioned in my previous blog post the color blue has several meanings and emotions. Blue is a strange color in how it interacts with light. Blue eyes do not actually contain any blue pigment. Eye color is determined by two factors: the pigmentation of the eye's iris and the scattering of light by the turbid medium in the stroma of the iris. In humans, the pigmentation of the iris varies from light brown to black. The appearance of blue, green, and hazel eyes results from the Rayleigh scattering of light in the stroma, an optical effect similar to what accounts for the blueness of the sky. The irises of the eyes of people with blue eyes contain less dark melanin than those of people with brown eyes, which means that they absorb less short-wavelength blue light, which is instead reflected out to the viewer creating blue eyes. 

This was the first image I created of the two, and this one holds a sad part for me. But with the midnight blue, even when loneliness and sadness overtakes me; I still find God. This midnight blue is more about nightmares of sorts in this version. It was inspired by the song "Believe" **.

"I am the way. I am the light. I am the dark inside the night.  I hear your hopes. I feel your dreams. And in the dark I hear your screams.  Don't turn away. Just take my hand. And when you make your final stand.  I'll be right there. I'll never leave, all I ask of you... Believe"

That is the hope I find in the midnight blue, the dreams of hope, of the things I hope for. and the bits of light that help carry me to the dawn.

February 2018

** Songwriters: Paul O'neill Believe lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

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