blue color change under fluorescent lights

fortyseven_gwOctober 15, 2013

I have been photographing my violets in bloom.
I noticed that one (Simpler Times) is nearly true blue by daylight, photographs violet at night under fluorescent.

Linda mentioned recently "horticultural blue" is not what
an artist would call blue.

Here is a list of blues from Irina, copied here from
an older thread:
Azure Skies
Blue Mist (gorgeous)
Amour Elite
Blue Skirts
Blue Eyed Russian


This post was edited by fortyseven on Wed, Dec 25, 13 at 3:02

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bunnycat(z6 NY)

Amour Elite looks like a Russian version of Playful Spectrum, just bigger. Has blue fantasy, but not what I'd call a blue violet. Caribbean Blue and Ness' Ruffled Skies look fairly blue to me.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:53AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I saw several Amour Elite at Austin Convention. LARGE. (Maybe because in TX - they feed them with longhorn manure.)
Playful Spectrum is a standard on a small side.

Everything looks gorgeous under fluorescents. Any color, fantasy etc. - even Begonias.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Don't you like begonias?
I wish someone would come up with a sticktite begonia

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 2:08AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I love begonias. But they take SPACE, valuable space.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 1:49PM
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bragu_DSM 5

want to blow your mind ?

set your digital camera for fluorescent lights and take a pix

then set it for 'bulb' or incandescent lights .... take the same pix

compare the photos ... yellows and blues and what's there to do?

you can play with the lighting on your camera by going to custom mode ... and tweaking the lighting until you find a good setting ... this way you can better approximate the way your eyes see things ... unless you are color blind or have cataracts

its nice to have digital ... you don't have to wait on the darkroom any more

i used to shoot fb games in bw film and push it to 3200 and develop the film in accufine ... grainy, but good enough for newsprint (printing on tp at 200 mph)

today's digitals are pretty cool ... no more graininess .. if you have decent resolution ... and no darkroom ... just photoshop.

now, our hort friends and genetically aware AV buddies can prob give us a better lowdown on fluorescent, incandescent, warm and cool lighting, and a treatise on how that - and other factors (season, stress, water and environment) - tends to affect colors, coupled with the instability of the gene pool could even affect colors from one blooming cycle to the next - especially among the ... blues, fantasies and chimeras ... yellow might be in there too


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    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 11:24PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Try - fluorescent light= and an incandescent light on the side. Especially white and pink flowers SPARKLE.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 12:02PM
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Dave and Irina
Thanks for the great advice! I actually tried these suggestions, with the result that the violet photographed both colors, blue on one side of the photo and purple on
the other. The whites were blinding! While the digital cameras take great photos, they don't automatically
make better photographers. There is still a need for
journalists to be on the scene. However, sometimes Smartphone photos have filled the gap when witnesses
have been at the scene of the crime. Having said that,
I did NOT buy "Ma's Crime Scene" when choosing Red
AVs. I like for my AVs to have calm, peaceful names.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:40PM
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