The Blue Car

On the way home from my dentist’s office this brightly painted car – shining in the sun – caught my eye. It was in a vacant lot on one of Jackson’s busiest streets. I pulled into the lot and snapped a few photos of a very beautifully detailed car. If you know make, model, and/or year of this car, please post that information as a comment. If you are interested, it is for sale ($27K).

Profile

Profile


Grill

Grill


Hood Ornament

Hood Ornament


Headlight

Headlight


Trunk and Selfie

Trunk and Selfie

More Windows

These additional windows are more the star of the show than those from last Friday’s post. The first is from an alley in Jackson, Michigan. It is not colorized. The whole back wall of the building – including this window – is painted blue. Likewise, the blue caboose window was found this color, in this setting. Shifting to purple, the next window is a compliment to the purple door. The final window is a second-story window in Jackson’s train station. Both the window and the reflection capture the architectural beauty of this historical landmark. Happy reflections.

blue

caboose

purple

train station

RGB

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the color protocol in almost all electronic viewing devices. The model is based on the way the human eye perceives color. There is no set standard for any of the three colors so the display of color images is device dependent. That is why it is important to calibrate equipment if we print photos and why our posted images might look different than how we thought they might look.

RGB is an additive model, the theory being that any color can be created by an additive combination of these colors. In contrast, most printers use a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black or “Key”) process which is subtractive; colors are made by subtracting from black. This is why getting a print just right can take some effort.

Here is my homage to red, green, and blue. All of the pictures were taken within a couple of hundred yards of each others. The alley window and wall were really this mellow blue, enhanced only by the morning light and shadows.

Farmers' Market Tomatos

Farmers’ Market Tomatos

Alley Window and Wall

Alley Window and Wall

Ivy

Ivy

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