Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Michael McNulty: "The Color of the Desert is the Color of the Sun"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM

After the jump: AZPM's Heather Gray reports on Tucson photographer Michael McNulty's study of how the human eye sees color:

From behind the lens of his camera, Michael McNulty became curious about the rich colors of the desert, so he began to research the properties of light, and how the human eye sees color.

"One way to define light is that it’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum we can see," McNulty said. "But that’s a really tiny, tiny portion of the whole electromagnetic spectrum."

...

"We don’t necessarily think we have trouble looking at red and blue, but if you try to look at different shades of red and blue, you’re going to find that you cannot distinguish them as well as you can green," McNulty said.

McNulty shares his stories of red, green blue in this segment of AZ Illustrated Science. He is working on a book based on his research about the colors of light.

[AZPM]


Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Mari Herreras

Staff Pick

Birthday Celebration for PAWSitively Cats No-Kill Shelter

Give/Get a Purrfect Gift: Cat Jewelry Exchange to celebrate PAWSitively Cats’ 6th Birthday! Sip fine wines, win… More

@ CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room Sun., July 31, 4-6 p.m. 3063 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Best of Tucson Final Warning (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 44 Great Things To Do in Tucson in the Next Seven Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Public Brewhouse Celebrates a Year of Great Beer (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation