One Word Challenge: Livid

Well not livid in so cranky I had to take a photo, but livid apparently is also a colour:

livid (ˈlɪvɪd)


1. (Pathology) (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
2. (Colours) of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink.
3. angry or furious
I’ve chosen to go with Number 2 🙂  So I introduce:  Livid, well my version which is a bit bluer but I have taken poetic licence!
Snapper Rocks, my favourite place to be,  just after sunset one fine evening or two.
For other fine photos for this challenge, please go to Jennifer Wells’ blog here.
Categories: Photo Journal


  1. Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  2. I adore that first photo. I have never learned how to do long exposures without letting in too much light. One day I guess.


    • Thanks Sue, I just used a neutral density filter. It wasn’t that long of a shot just a few seconds. Id like to do longer but as you say not sure how to without letting too much light in. Yes a work in progress 🙂


      • Ahhh. I don’t have an ND filter. Maybe I should get one.

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      • Sue I use a ND filter that fits to your lens. I used to use the apparatus that went onto any camera then square ND glass of differing shades to put in but really its all to fiddly yet inexpensive. Now I use one screw in filter that you can twist to dial up or down the strength. Best thing. Mine was a bit cheap so isn’t perfect but I think would be a good purchase , just don’t get one off ebay 🙂


      • Okay. I was looking on eBay and they had the one that you could dial up or down from 2 – 400 I believe. Then there are the kits where you decide which one to screw on. I was thinking the dial one looked interesting but was wondering whether it works or not.


      • Sue if its a cheaper price get one and see if you like it. Mine is great if I don’t dial too much then it goes a bit weird and has funny circles of darkness but on the whole is okay. It was quite cheap but maybe for experimenting get one and see how it goes. I can still use mine as long as I don’t dial too much the wrong way 🙂 but will endeavour to get a better one down the track that’s more reliable. BUT after having the screw in contraption with sliding in the glass sheets, I would definitely go for the dial one much easier even if you have to get a few for your different lenses, although I usually would only use it on my wide angle anyway.


      • I think I might go with the individual screw on lens filters then. They have 3 different ND ratings and can be used individually or together.


      • I’d be interested to see how you go. I like the dial idea as when you are near dusk it can get a bit fiddly and I can just turn the dial to go up or down a notch without too much else going on. Just need to buy a better one than the one I have now.


      • I think I might go with the dial one at the moment although I have seen that the Hoya ND400 can be purchased from OS for around $50-$60.

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  3. I’ve never heard that colour before, I like it, though I love your images.

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    • Neither had I Leanne and I think I’ve pushed the colour envelope a bit re shade but there are no colour police so I think its okay hehe. Thanks for the compliment 🙂


      • You’re welcome, I really love your ocean photos, I went down to the coast yesterday to get some, nothing as nice as yours though.

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      • I liked the ones you did at Apollo Bay or near there in one of your recent posts. Sometimes its just being in the right place at the right time to get that shot, I can take quite a lot and get one that I really like, it can be time consuming but when you get a ‘keeper” then its worth it, probably much like your astronomy shots which I suspect is time consuming and doesn’t always work out but when it does they are spectacular. Wouldn’t mind a post going into your night shots more… it is completely alien to me.


      • That is so true, I find with the beach being a 2 hour drive you just have to chance it and it doesn’t always work out for the best. The star shots are very much like that, if the clouds come over, there is nothing you can do, and if you have travelled a long way to get them, well, it can be disappointing. I have done a couple of posts, but am hoping to get more shots soon when I go up to the Mallee again in about 3 weeks, so might wait until then. if that’s okay, though might do it on the blog on my website, how does that sound?

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  4. Love these shots, Karen, and so glad you and Sue had the conversation about the ND filter, so I could understand how you achieved the look. I know Leanne is playing with using such a filter as well. So between the two of you, you’re providing wonderful inspiration 🙂

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