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Remember When…

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A little throw-back to the early days of color photography. Little did I know that there would be a Scottish person involved.

Tartan_Ribbon-2tartan_ribbon The first color photograph that did not fade or require hand painting was taken by a Scottish mathematical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell. A picture of a tartan ribbon was created by photographing it three times through red, blue, and yellow filters, then recombining the images into one color composite. Maxwell’s three-color method was intended to mimic the way the eye processes color, based on theories he had elaborated in an 1855 paper.

Having worked with medium format black & white darkroom images and compositing multiple images manually in camera, I think I understand the process. What I don’t understand is how he ever came up with the theories and idea to mimic the way the eye processes color.

Go, Scotland!!

 

~National Geographic / more info can be found at this link:open culture.com

Feeling small…

 It’s a big world out there…

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Conic Hill along the West Highland Way, Scotland. Image by Joyce Meyer

It’s a big world out there…

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Image by Joyce Meyer. Fife Coastal Path in Scotland.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

It’s a BIG world out there

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Image by Joyce Meyer

View of Loch Lomond along the West Highland Way. Another hiker happened to climb to the top of the next hill just as I was about to descend Conic Hill.