Photography as Art – Going through my ‘Blue Period’

I love traveling – especially through Wyoming/Montana/Colorado/ & the ROCKY MOUNTAINS!  But as the only photographer in my family, it can be frustrating and tough convincing my family that we have to be at a certain location at sunset or sunrise for prime light!
So, on one of our trips through the Tetons, we were running late and the lighting was ‘less than desirable’.  Afterward, I decided to do some Photoshop to this image, creating an intense BLUE cast and limited depth of field with dark contrasty shadows.   I purposely blurred the foreground, and darkened the shadows, trying to make it look cold and eerie – with a painterly quality. Did I spell that right?

It looks like it was taken at night – which could fit right into the Twilight Saga!

Its something different for me.
What do you think?

The Blue Period is a term used to define to the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time.

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