Please, DO ENTER! The Nocturnes.com invites all interested artists to enter our latest online Night Photography Exhibition, Blue Nocturne. This competition is open to all Night Photographers (NPrs), all photo media - and film cameras are OK, too! We ask only that your final outcome would normally be a fine photographic print - b/w, color, alternative, fuzzy focus, whatever - presenting mysterious, riveting nocturnal imagery.
A Blue Nocturne is the visual equivalent of the "high lonesome," the rhythms of the Delta, the Crossroads, and the Ghost of Robert Johnson (again, with the music references!), as well as the "tungsten-blue" palette of some of the best in NPy. It's work that exists in a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440-490 nm, and is "Kind of Blue," too! It's the cold, steely hue of a noir crime scene, and shooting "night for day." It's the near-frozen atmosphere that gives us Northern Lights in those extreme northern latitudes of the planet. It's homage to the color of the oceans of that same watery planet; and the color field and the abstraction of neon on rain-dampened streets. It's what you think a Blue Nocturne . . . is.
Altar of Repose, Copyright Stu Jenks
The Juror for Blue Nocturne is none other than Fezziwig Blogger, Stu Jenks - a returning Juror, whose work can be found at his site. Two (2) Awards will be awarded at the Juror's discretion - a Best of Show and an Honorable Mention; and the amount of prize money awarded is dependent on the number of entries received and selected for exhibition.
But you'll need to hurry, tho' - the deadline to submit entries is February 28, 2009 - all the details are here.
("Blue Nocturne, on a lonely highway . . . ")