Photo Essay

seeing red

unsimply red

being a tetrachromat means your eyes read color differently, especially reds...leading you to believe tetrachromats have a fondness for b&w infrared because of it.

I believe a lot of post processing allows an image to be viewed by others as a tetrachromat does, increasing intensity and ranges...

almost all tetrachromats are females, to varying degrees.

these images, one deepened saturation and warmth and the other converted to infrared, are a great example of the many shades of red in color shown through tonal range in black and white.

after quite a bit of research...in my little mind I believe there is a relationship of some kind between tetrachromats, the color indigo, the eye's cone shape....and a small island in the south pacific, guam...the island of the colorblind (by oliver sacks).

ps: I use picnik.com a lot for post processing.

here are some great links if you're interested - especially note this one from nikon:

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/light/chap05/sec01.htm

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Tetrachromat

http://www.answers.com/topic/orange-wordnet

http://www.chemistrydaily.com/chemistry/Color

http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/Color-blind/

http://www.diycalculator.com/sp-cvision.shtml

http://www.blogadilla.com/2008/06/08/are-you-a-tetrachromat/

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Colour

http://www.springerlink.com/content/r4w7577rx7qk617w/

http://rodcorp.typepad.com/rodcorp/2007/03/some_notes_on_i.html

http://aris.ss.uci.edu/~kjameson/2005CCRafterword.pdf

http://www.experiencefestival.com/colors

http://factcheck.gullible.info/discussion/147/3/what-does-gendale-look-like/

http://www.rmki.kfki.hu/~lukacs/TETRACH.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Brian/Colour#Tetrachromat

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5 responses

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Hey, great info Peggy - thanks! A winner.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad! So why can't I vote?

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    very interesting info, peggy, thanks! i especially love your solarplex photo!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Awesome photo essay and information,PG. Thank you for the links. =)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    voted

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