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Vivid Orange or Red

Updated: Jul 9, 2020


How does one define a sunset ?


I usually see perspectives – for some a good one and for few a strikingly colorful one.


But what it is exactly is a tiny part of the electromagnetic radiation from the sun that the human eyes can capture within its limits. From a wide spectrum of various wavelengths of light, most of us have read of in our school textbooks, only the visible ones are sensitive to human eyes.


So the other creatures who co-exist like a butterfly or a reindeer, the ones that can perceive ultraviolet light, see things differently, perhaps more colorful sunsets !

What we see mostly depends on what would have happened to the light before it got to us. Portions of which would have been absorbed or filtered by the atmosphere which we obviously have done harm to, polluting it to extents without limits.


As judgmental as in most of our nerves, we humans tend to fix adjectives to sunsets which really is something that’s good every night; just that we can’t always see it good coz of what’s between the ground and the sky. Sometimes, one gets lucky on a plane, as it gets above the boundary layer, into cleaner air, suddenly the sunset looks very vivid, but again it’s all a matter of one’s perspective.


There aint absolutes when it comes to color perceptions. When we really start to ponder on it, its rather weird and disquieting to understand the science of colors. The human eye is a wonder machine, which no lens can beat, not in terms of the picture quality but when it comes to the feel of a sight.


For me, all sunsets are good, no matter what colors appear to my eyes, they are pure, dunno if its spectrally right, but usually vivid orange or red so far as opposed to a usual or let’s say a muted palette.


Orange is vibrant. It’s hot, healthy, fruity and engaging – but it can be abrasive and crass. It’s a polarizing color. People either love it or detest it. Orange is the only color of the spectrum whose name was taken from an object, the popular fruit - the orange. Orange symbolizes energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. It's usually about everything pumped up and charged. Orange is also symbolic of autumn.


Here are some fun facts about orange, some you may know, some may be new!


- Orange is the color of life rafts, hazard cones, and high visibility police vests.

- Orange is both the name and emblematic color of the royal family in the Netherlands.

- Orange is the color of prison uniforms in the U.S.

- Orange (saffron) is a sacred and auspicious color in Hinduism.

- The middle traffic light is Orange in France.


We see a lot of colors in everything around us in our daily lives, but do we ever stop to think about the impact each of those colors have on us. Millions of years of biological conditioning have created certain associations between colors and objects or emotions. Understanding these associations will give us a shortcut to people’s hearts, sometimes an emotion, sometimes a behaivour. Feelings are much more powerful than rational thoughts based on facts and figures and applying color meanings and color symbolism will make it effective.


#gypsyscribbles


📸 Shaki, Happy Birthday Beautiful Soul ! May you discover the best in life. #thevividhuman

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