“A beam of white light is made up of all the colours in the spectrum. The range extends from red through to violet, with orange, yellow, green and blue in between. But there is one colour that is notable by its absence. Pink (or magenta, to use its official name) simply isn’t there. But if pink isn’t in the light spectrum, how come we can see it?”
Magenta, which includes hot pink & indigo ( not vertigo), is an unnatural colour. It really isn’t a colour, but you see it anyway, just like pink elephants, nightclub parking lots, orchids, and aged photographs/postcards. Magenta is created in the brain.
Make sure to check the above link for the complete article. To find out how this science relates to photography & the artist’s colour wheel go to Colour Theory Class.
Note: The Nightclub parking lot images were created after photographing an old B&W movie playing on the computer screen. The camera’s flash helped create the effect.
These two Antique Impressions feature the unique horizon lines of the Elliot Lake landscape. For more background information, on how the local terrain effects composing & framing a scene, see the previous post.
These postcards were based on photos taken at the African Lion Safari at the end of summer. The postcards are a little wild and a bit 1960’s . let’s see who gets the Canadian music reference in the second postcard. oh, remember to drive carefully, it is a jungle out there.