Color Is An Event

Color doesn’t exist out there. Color is produced inside us. Color is the human response to vibrations in a narrow part of the electromagnetic spectrum.


Color is an event. In any color event you need a light source and an observer – and often an object that reflects the light perceived. There is no color without an observer – just energetic vibrations.


Our perception of color is complex; part physical, part biological, part psychological. Understanding more about our different responses to color and how they interact helps visual artists be more visually sensitive observers and more effective communicators.

Read more Color Theory.
Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Chromoscope – Different Views of the Universe


Chromoscope shows you the night sky in multiple wavelengths online.
Watch the tour of features above.
Find more information/images at Chromoscope.
I love this kind of photography. It reminds me that what I see and record is only a very limited slice from a single perspective and moment in time of a much richer world. Technology and community both help me see more diverse perspectives, enlarging my own. You share, I grow. Hopefully it works the other way around too.