Go gentle into thy soft night
Lay me down to rest peacefully
Keep me warm with your last light,
‘Til the promise of a new dawn shines again
Colors can be used to evoke certain feelings. They can set the tone in a movie. Or be a call to action. If you are skeptical, take a Marketing 101 class to learn how we are manipulated by colors in advertising.
Blue is a primary color. It is often associated with cold and isolation, something you may feel looking at this photo which was taken at -7ºF. That’s warm for this part of Alaska at this time of year, but cold nonetheless.
But blue is also known to be a calming color. Studies show it lowers blood pressure and can enhance productivity in the workplace. This photo of last light on the Chugach Mountains and Tahneta Pass has a soothing quality to it. It reminded me of sleep and comfort and the promise of a new day.
How does this photo make you feel? I’d love to hear. Leave me a comment.