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Re: HIST PUBS: color issues, historic iris

 Hi all,

Yes, trying to get a picture of Blueberry Bliss last year, drove me nuts.
Inside or out and different times of day.

If some remember my struggle w coming up for a "general" color name for
Aladdin's Flame that would work for me.  Had no trouble w that one getting
the camera and color and computer  to match the flower but what color do I
call it. ? Too me it was a strange color that I did not have a term.

As to sunlight in house - AZ that's not a problem.
Sometimes my house is brighter inside than out. HA! (Mirrors and etc.)

Linda in CW AZ
-------Original Message-------

From: John I Jones
Date: 02/22/08 11:31:20
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] HIST PUBS: color issues, historic iris

On Feb 21, 2008, at 10:02 PM, Gesine wrote:

> Hi Linda and all,
> A relatively quick note --
> 1) The LIGHT outside is truer, for seeing color!

Well, yes. However as with many things there is a BUT:

Morning light tends to be cooler (meaning a bit bluer), Mid day light
is harsher, brighter, tends to wash out pastel colors, late afternoon
light is warmer (more towards the red), more earthy.

It also depends on what color you are looking at. Notice the
difference in appearance of several different colors at different
times of the day and whether they are shaded from direct light or not.

Fun subject.


> Color is a complicated subject and takes a lot of
> time/work to learn about it.  I'm just now getting
> into the midst of it.
> 2)  For quite a while I've been WORKING on "A hundred
> historics (for judges & others)!  Hopefully will
> get it printed this next year, then go from there.
> 3)  We LIKE our ROOTS, twice a year, with articles
> and pictures!  Before I was anything but a member,
> I'd be thrilled when ROOTS arrived, jumped to see
> what photos were in it.
> So, can have both biannual magazine and other
> publications.  And I'd be thrilled if we had so much
> accurate info that it'd take a wheelbarrow to carry
> it to the garden!
> Gesine
> ***********************
>>  First:
>> I'm confused by taking a magazine or magazines into
>> the yard for ID.
>> I take my pix, then I cut my iris, bring it in,
>> compare to computer screen,
>> then compare color to charts that I have and my own
>> pix, then I try to come
>> up with something that works for me.
>> Next:
>> There are just so many antique iris: So rather than
>> have all the various
>> color pixs on a magazine (S) that I have to take to
>> the yard, if that's the
>> way most people do,
>> then why doesn't someone or group or historical
>> society publish an
>> encyclopedia of historical's rather than try to get
>> little by little into
>> a by -yearly or what ever magazine. At this rate,
>> I'll need a wagon just to
>> take the magazines out.
>> Wouldn't the use of the money be better spent in
>> organizing an
>> encyclopedia of historics?
>> Linda in CW AZ
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