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Remember When…


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…

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

It’s a big world out there…

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

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.