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oslo in nc    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:49:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would like to know, Why is the Sky Blue????

Texas    Posted 12-15-2004 at 05:55:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Careful there Oslo...some might want to add a zip code to your nickname :)

Greg    Posted 12-14-2004 at 20:03:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

I don't know but I sure like it.

Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:55:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cuz grey is too depressing.

For another answer, click here:

TB    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:04:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool! Thanks. Would you by chance know whare the white goes when the snow melts?

Yes, absolutely    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:13:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
White (on the color spectrum) is a combination of al colors. Its contract (black of course) is the complete absence of color.

Keeping that in mind >>>> snow is not actually white. It is a combination of all colors in the visible spectrum reflecting available light.

Before you even ask, yes - at night there is available light. Your eyes may not pick it up as ambient until it is reflected from snow ... depends on your eyesight.

So, when snow melts the available reflective material is reduced until the wet spot is dry. Thus the white is gone.

Glad to help.

- Peanut

Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:24:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Typos - sorry

The first two sentences should read:

White (on the color spectrum) is a combination of all colors. Its contrast (black, of course) is the complete absence of color.

deadcarp-paint opposite?    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:36:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
if that's true, why does the opposite apply when mixing paints? for very little color, you add a drop of pigment to white. if you dump equal amounts of color in, you'll start to approach black. :)

Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:45:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deadcarp, the paints are not reflecive substances. They are pigments containing internal opaqeness.

Unless you add a substance (such as water) that reflects light within the molecules, you'll end up with brown as you mix paints.


Honestly, I don't know. I am using the limited knowledge I have as a former graphic artist turned computer programmer turned computer security "expert". There are probably lots of more knowledgeable folks out there. I was trying to add some humor to a rough day of posts.

PS - Your mixture of pigments works for me. I like your paintings.

TB    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:23:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
An ellusion?

Least in my head    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:25:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL (I think I am laughing out loud ... maybe its someone else).

- Peanut

TB    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:30:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL Me too. I am think if the white is only an ellusion why do I spend so much time to getting rid of it in the winter? lol

LOL!!    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:36:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's right!! hehheh

TB    Posted 12-14-2004 at 19:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am thinking there is a logical explanation to get out of plowing snow. But the ellusion just keeps building up. How have you been? Anywhare neer ready fo christmass?

KatG    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:51:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got that article somewhere in one of the magazines I read...I think it has something to do with the grass being green and manure...I will see if I can find it...KAtG

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