Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturation in Pictures

I'm back! My dissertation is defended, deposited, and done. I'm a PhD!

In other news, I've got a couple of pictures which nicely illustrate how lighting can totally change what we call a colour's saturation:

This is the exact same outfit, just in two different lights.The yellow, indoor light really highlights the green qualities of the turquoise cardigan, and the cool, blueish natural evening light makes all the blue clothes look more similar in hue. The colours in bright white light are more like indigo (skirt), azure (button down), and turquoise (cardigan). They're all blues, but very different blues.

More on colour in the next segment about colour schemes.


  1. Congratulations, Dr.! So very exciting! :D I'm about two months from my own defense and having little mini panic attacks every day and grateful for everything that reminds me that this thing is doable. I'm going to put you on my dissertation inspiration board. :)

    1. Thank you! It was a long time coming, but when it finally came, it felt right. My students immediately made the switch to calling me Dr. which I just love.

  2. This is late in coming, but Congratulations!! As the wife of a PhD, I know what kind of sacrifices it takes to make it to that level. Great job!!