Photography is about light, but it’s also about shadows. Thanks to light photography become about colours. Even a black and white photo is about the colours hidden behind the shades of grey. Each colour absorbs light more or less and has an impact on the resulting image.
The Secret Lives Of Colour by Kassia St Clair
A history of colour
This book helps the reader understand that colour is far more than some pigment on a surface. They come from nature and or chemical reactions. Each one is the result of many hours of study and experiments. I indulge in the reading of the history of each colour because they all became the main characters of a novel. I was impressed by the amount of time and energy devoted to some of them. People were willing to pay huge amounts of money for a few pigments. Other have died to create them.
The value of colours
In the name of colour man has done a lot before the pigments, we easily find now. It is just fair to pay them a tribute by giving a little attention to the one we capture on our image so easily today. Paying attention to colours is a good way to take time for simple things.
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