Thursday, March 10, 2011

Color, Color, Color!



Happy Thursday :)

I don't usually start a post with water cooler talk but this one I love! We all create wonderful peices of art everyday but do we really take the time to "see" what we create?
Did you know that we can see 10 million colors?! Actually it's more than that! Here is a short article I stumbled upon....

Careful measurements of our visual system’s best performance have been
made by psychophysicists (people who study human responses, like seeing
color, to things in the world, like light). They have shown that we can see
about 1000 levels of light-dark, 100 levels of red-green, and 100 levels of
yellow-blue for a single viewing condition in a laboratory. This means that
the total number of colors we can see is about 1000 x 100 x 100 = 10,000,000
(10 million). A computer displays about 16.8 million colors to create fullcolor
pictures, really more than necessary for most situations.
However, the answer is not quite so simple. What color looks like is greatly
affected by the viewing conditions. These conditions include the color of
the lighting, the amount of lighting, and other colors in the scene. Colors
also appear in different modes when they appear on different objects such
as surfaces, light sources, or within volumes. Different people also have
slight differences in the way they see color.
Since we can see at least 10-million colors in a single viewing condition and
the variety of viewing conditions and observers is endless, then the only
truly correct answer is infinity. If we have 10-million colors, times 10-
million lighting types, times 10-million lighting levels, times 10-million
surrounding colors, times 6-billion people in the world, times 3 modes of
viewing we get a really huge number. The result of that multiplication is 18
followed by 33 zeros (18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), or 18
decillion. That might not quite be infinity, but is close enough since all
those estimated numbers are probably on the low side. And there is no way
to exactly measure each of them



Whatcha think of that?! I don't know about you but I am definately looking at things far more detailed!
So, if you haven't guessed it, Paper Romance challenge this week is COLOR! Let's beautify the web by using as many colors as possible on our projects!

As always, this weeks winner (chosen at random) will recieve a $5 Gift Certificate to the Paper Romance Store :)


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Here are some challenges I'd like to enter.....


Tuesday Throwdown: Use Your Scraps

Jac-Inks: Inspiration Photo

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Spring. Flowers Everywhere

Die Cut Dreams: Spring Garden Scene


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My Recipe:

A2

Cardstock: Recollections

Patterned Paper: Scraps


Punches/Dies: MFT (Clouds), Michael's Dollar Mini Punches (Flowers)

Other: Felt, White Doodle Pen (American Crafts)

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Thanks for visiting have a colorful day!

5 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Totally cute as can be! I LOVED this challenge, btw! It was so fun to use some patterns together. Thanks for hosting it!

craftykitten said...

Great card, love those YNS images. Fab colours too. Thanks for joining in our Spring Garden challenge at DCD this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn and the Dream Team xx

Lovely Linda said...

Awww - this is adorable! I love that YNS image and the gorgeous way you have interpreted the Inapiration photo!! Love your layout as well! Thank you for playing aling at 'jac-inks' this week - it is great to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda Guest Designer

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our recycling your scraps challenge at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!

Lauren

crystalandakiko.com said...

awww..I sure do love this one. I'm crazy for colourful things =)