March 01, 2006

Out of the Blue!

Recently.. well!! almost two months back Arjun exhibited his photos, with this photo, taken in Rajasthan, in the flyer and titled “Out of the Blue”! Every one appreciated the photos and the title specifically, so appropriate, since it was his first exhibition and also the photos were really “Out of the Blue”. Today as I was browsing through the my favorite “In Pictures” column in BBC, they have posted the best photos of “Photographer of the year” ,winner's gallery, a beautiful photos from the deep blue ocean, with the same phrase as the title!!! I was so surprised to see the usage of this phrase “Out of the Blue”, did some research on this Phrase. Got to know some interesting stuff about its origin.(source)


A surprise, like a bolt of lightning from a blue sky.

Origin :

This has the feel of a Shakespearian or Biblical phrase, but it isn't as old as it sounds. There are several forms of it: 'out of the blue', 'a bolt out of the blue', etc. The earliest citation is Thomas Carlyle, in 'The French Revolution', 1837:

"Arrestment, sudden really as a bolt out of the Blue, has hit strange victims."

But for me all good Photographs are “Out of the Blue” as they always “’Take me’ Out of the Blue”!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uma! one more usage of "Out of the Blue" by a French about French! ;-)

“Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese.”

Charles de Gaulle quotes (French general, writer and statesman, 1890-1970)