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?
No idea what Urban Jungle Bloggers is?
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:
– 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:
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.
Source text: Colourblindawareness.org
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Wat een super goed idee: een stukje over hoe we kleuren verschillend zien!! Gelukkig ben ik trichromat en kan genieten van alle kleuren :-)
Dankjewel! Ja gelukkig maar :)
What a fab #plantcolorpop post including fun behind-the-scenes shots!! Thank you so much for joining us again!!
Thanks, Igor! You know I never miss a topic ;)
Very interesting post on colour perception. I wonder if you will find a reader who is colourblind and how they would perceive this colour! And lastly, Yay for wall paper! :)
Oh yes, I’d love to know if there are any colourblind readers out there! Ha, the wrapping paper. We UJB’s are so resourceful ;)
Heel interressant! Dank.
Are you in Amsterdam? Im coming over in August to stay with a friend but would love to have some UJB recommendations for cool things to blog about that are a bit different. Ive been several times before so do let me know if there are some new places to check out. Thanks Yvonne for your comments on my blog too.
Hi! Haha, no Amsterdam is 3 hours by train away from where I live. I do love the city though and visit as often as I can (which is never often enough). It feels like a second home.
You could try Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerstraat, there are always new and interesting shops there and they can probably tell you what’s hot at the moment. Oh and The Otherist at Leliegracht, nothing to do with plants, just a special place. Have fun in August and thanks for visiting!
Nice to see this post on Visual Strands:-)
Hahahaha, love the behind the scene with the AEG washing machine. Genius!
Nice bit on how we perceive colour.
Never thought you would choose shocking pink:-)) x
Thanks, Tina! Ha that washing machine is so versitile. Cleans your clothes AND doubles up as a photo studio. They should really advertise with that ;D Never thought I’d use shocking pink eighter, but I already had the wrapping paper lying around and it was a good colour for the colorblindness bit. And it really POPS! ;)
Love the behind the scenes… I think we should always show them:) Great idea to expand the topic, very interesting and often forgotten. Happy weekend x
Thanks Mel, Judith often (always?) shows her behind the scenes and I always think that’s so fun (and real). You’re right, we should :) Lovely weekend to you too! xx
Hahahaa I also loooove a good & classy behind-the-scenes picture, just to keep it real ;) (and because AEG is the best ;) ). As a very visual person it’s so hard to understand how you could live with a color-disability, or at least that’s what it feels like to me. It’s really interesting to see the different perceptions of color, but it makes me more than happy that I can see your bright pink here today. I agree with Tina, I never expected you would use this hue! Happy summer Yvonne!
Thanks Judith! I know you do ;) I’m glad we can see all the colours too. AEG. Haha, forgot to blur the brand. Aw well, it really is a good washing machine… Aaaanyway, this will probably be the last time you’ll see me use shocking pink though, so enjoy ;D Happy summer Judith!
My color blind husband reports the two left images look the same as the upper bright pink one. I can’t imagine a world without pinks and reds, but he doesn’t seem to miss them!
Hi Vanessa! Really? That’s so interesting, thanks for sharing. No, I can’t imagine eighter…
At first I wondered how you made that pink background for your plant. I then saw how you did it. And nice and useful information about how we perceive color. Really interesting, I didn’t know it.
Thank you very much :)