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 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 a lot for post processing.

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

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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. =)

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