Sunday, 13 January 2008

Olympian confusion on Richmond cobbles......- # 352

Playing with the new Olympus E3 I accidentally took this strange photo of the cobbles along the riverside. The blue was the result of accidentally mixing two "White Balance" settings.

I found this quote in a learned German tome (Schmatz/Zobernig "Farbenlehre") on the subject of "Colour Theory".

.......Pythagoras wrote 6th Century B.C.
"Bodies have a surface. Colour. Colours have a gender. White, Black, Red, Yellow. The surface is the exterior of the body. Their exteriors differentiate animals from each other. The differences lie in food, the environment where they live, and the different latitudes under the heavens that they inhabit. That is what determines the multitudinous differences in their natures. The mixing of the elements results in the mixing of the colours. Touch the surface and deep down the colour rubs off. It’s one and the same thing. One thing follows the other in harmony. Like recognises like."

16 comments:

  1. Just stumbled across it in the process of some casual evening reading? (Once upon a midnight dreary/while I pondered, weak and weary/Over some quaint and curious volume of German colour theory....)

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  2. I like blue and I like this silvery blue of the stones very much, heavenly stones ;-))

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  3. @Richard...Oh? I thought everyone did. Am I any different? (BTW....Fun Run pics: it's not till 1st March...)

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  4. @Richard...P.S. as it says "Like recognises like".

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  5. The gods of chance have created a fantastic electric blue composition. This could make for a really nice computer 'wallpaper'.

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  6. This is mesmerizing.
    It reminds me of a bee hive and bubblewrap and keys on a keyboard and cells in biology book at school and those giant rocks in Ireland (can't remember what they are called) and shiny chocolate dollars and a goldmesh purse and... and... and...

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  7. I go with freefalling on all of them - wow - I love how changing the colour of something simple can make it become a million things. If you left the original colour our minds would set on cobblestones and not free-fall (so to speak!!).

    Thanks for the trip and the quote - !!!

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  8. Amazing effect you have obtained!! What would it have looked like if it was as you had initially thought?

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  9. I would never ever have dreamed "cobbles."

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  10. Beautiful!!! I will post it at my blogue Atlântico Azul (means Atlantic Blue)

    Best regards, from Sunny Lisbon!

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  11. Done! As a post and at the right column of my blog!

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  12. nice graphic - guiet and endless...

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  13. Looks like typewriter keys, ad infinitum. Only kidding. Your photography is amazing with this new camera.

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  14. Nice accident! I'm still trying to figure out how to use the color balance.

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