The image titled “Blue Ribbons” is an abstract depiction of an aerial view of a blue glacier river in Iceland. The river is awash in shades of blue, from the palest turquoise to the deepest indigo. With hints of green hues, the surrounding landscape is a patchwork of browns, whites, and blacks. An overall effect is one of beauty and complexity, as the river winds its way through the icy landscape like a ribbon.
Chris has captured the essence of the glacier river perfectly — colors are vibrant and the textures are varied. The blues and greens of the river are a reminder of the power of nature, and the surrounding landscape is the beauty of the natural world. The image is a feast for the eyes, and it transports the viewer to another world.
Also an abstract, the image allows the viewer to interpret it in their own way. The ribbons of blue and green could represent anything from the flow of the river to the veins of a leaf of an alien world. The image is a reminder that art is subjective, and that each person will see something different in it.
“Blue Ribbons” is a beautiful and thought-provoking image that captures the essence of nature from high above. It is a reminder of the power and beauty of the natural world.
From The Artists
"TODO– Backstory to Poseidon Awakes from Chris Byrne coming soon! – This image was awarded as Abstract Aerial Photograph of the Year in the 2018 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition." ~Chris Byrne