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Here’s to my first Urban Jungle Bloggers post on visual strands! *raises glass* Actually, I’ve been a member of the UJB community for a while, over on my previous blog. I wanted to extend the topic a little, so at the end of the post you’ll find a supplementary article. Hope you enjoy.

In celebration of summer, this month’s topic is about to make your feed POP with colour! All Urban Jungle Bloggers were asked to choose one plant and place it in front of a coloured background and so create a vibrant plant gallery together. You can find all our colour pop photo’s on their website, Pinterest and Instagram.

Just for fun, I wanted to show you what it looked like behind-the-scenes:


Yes, that is our washing machine. I used a cheap roll of wrapping paper to make the colourful background and stuck it to the central heating unit. Our attic space is white and has a roof window, which just gives the perfect light for photographing small objects. Classy, right?

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Judith did an interview here on visual strands: here.
Also, visit their website and join in: here.
Urban Jungle Bloggers is taking a summer break after this and will be back on September 10th.


This month’s topic lead me to thinking about how we perceive colour. Not everyone ’sees’ colour in the same way. For instance, how does ‘a’ colorblind person see this photo? We took it to the test, using xScope software. The results might surprise you.

Trichromacy is normal vision. All three types of light cones are used correctly. Here’s the original photo again, for reference:


Anomalous Trichromacy:
Protanomaly: reduced sensitivity to red light.
Deuteranomaly: reduced sensitivity to green light, most common.
Tritanomaly: reduced sensitivity to blue light, very rare.

This is how they see the same photo, from left to right:


Dichromacy: Only two types of cones are able to perceive colour, there is a total absence of function of one cone type.

Protanopia: unable to perceive any ‘red’ light.
Deuteranopia: unable to perceive ‘green’ light.
Tritanopia: unable to perceive ‘blue’ light.

This is how they see the photo, from left to right:


Monochromacy (Achromatopsia):
People with monochromatic vision can see no colour at all and their world consists of different shades of grey ranging from black to white, but this is extremely rare.

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