Funny Colors (Mostly OT)
I have this cool new toy. IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll try to work in something landscape designy, but I just really want to talk about my new color identifier ap. Not an ad. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s intended for the visually impaired and IÃ¯Â¿Â½d read on the internet how one blind person used it right away to "view" his garden, pointing the camera at every leaf and blossom and stone. He also used it to "watch" a sunset, listening to all the color changes in real time.
The ap is downloaded to a cell phone and the cell phoneÃ¯Â¿Â½s camera reads the color; a voice program "speaks" the colors, verbalizing continuous shifts in the spectrum by using different names for each change in the cameraÃ¯Â¿Â½s digital reception of light (or shadow). ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s good and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s bad. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s good because it can verbalize up to a billion different color names. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s bad for the same reason.
So hereÃ¯Â¿Â½s a quiz. In each case below, I carefully pointed the camera at something. I moved the camera around so that it might catch different aspects of the colors in view. Each example was done with the camera about 6 to 8 inches from the mystery item and in about 30 seconds, so not shade over time. Only one example in the list refers to something outside in my Illinois landscape Ã¯Â¿Â½ told you IÃ¯Â¿Â½d throw something in Ã¯Â¿Â½
What 3 mystery items are these colors describing? (First hint: One is animal, one is vegetable, and one is mineral.)
1. Brandy punch
2. English walnut
Bizarre (or did it say bazaar?
3. Rose Sienna
Macaroni & cheese
Welcome any and all comments, hijacks, crazy guesses, or color wonderings. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s been commented on this forum before how Ops often want to start with plants and the colors of their blossoms. Our culture seems to teach children to name their favorite colors at an early age. There are deep emotional and cultural currents associated with colors. Note that in the list above someone thought place names sufficient to hold their place in the color range. I know this ap has the following colors: Chicago, Dallas, Moonlight in Paris, as well as Casablanca, Santa Fe, etc.
And this doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t even begin to touch on color trends orchestrated by fashion.