A paper dog/frog ...

Year of the Pig

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Contribution for The Sunday Challenge #414: A gift
22 Dec 2019 29 31 252
Contribution for The Sunday Challenge #413: Yule

And even more paper...

15 Dec 2019 26 10 204
Paper snowflakes where they belong to, on the window. Published with the permission of artist, my mother, Tuula Stolt.

More paper...

15 Dec 2019 13 4 144
An additional "paper" shot for the Sunday. I found these paper stars, made by my mother. Published with the permission of artist, Tuula Stolt.

Feed the garbage cans!

Takeaway and toss away litter ...

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... and let someone else to pick it up. Contribution for Fridays for Future My mother used to say: "Pick a litter a day to save the world!" I have been too lazy to follow her footsteps, but it is never too late to at least try. In the urban area there are supposed to be some cleaning done by various operators (city or hired companies). But especially in winter the less used streets and sideways become littered and untidy for weeks or even for months. Sometimes it looks like littering is a phenomena of local culture. For example in 1990s I noticed that in the city of San Sebastian in Spain, streets were very tidy. Most likely because San Sebastian is a famous tourist destination. But the streets of A Coruña on the other hand were very untidy, even when there were plenty of trash cans around. I am not sure what the reason for that was. Maybe it is caused by the feeling of being "neglected", and therefore reflecting it into the personal behavior and even to local culture. Lack of money and economic support may turn people to stop caring about their environment. Tampere, Finland is a former factory town, slowly trying to become as a popular tourist destination and center of business. But local people does not seem to embrace that thought yet. They (we) seem to think it is alright to toss litter on the streets, and let someone else to take care of it. It is of course irresponsible and even lazy behavior. But what to do to change that? I suppose the best thing is to make noise and try to "educate" people. Although, I personally rather use the word "inform". If people are informed on what is going on around them, they may start to care: " Sure, picking up a few pieces of litter might seem nearly inconsequential when you think about the big picture. But here’s the thing—it feels tangible. Immediate. It’s something I can do every day, and something that can inspire others to perhaps view their immediate environment a little differently. To give back. To care. And ultimately, to feel just a little less overwhelmed. " -Shawnte Salabert: Here’s Why I Pick Up Other People’s Litter—And Why You Should, Too

Murky ...

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... I mean Happy Fence Friday! =)


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Contribution for The Sunday Challenge #411: Intersecting Lines Please notice the keywords ;-) ♫ Your Day by Melorman on SoundCloud

Color contrast

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Contribution for The Sunday Challenge #409: Different perspective Contribution for The 50 Images-Project: Still Life 46/50 " Ein Stamm von lauter Farbenblinden könnte sehr wohl leben. " -Wittgenstein One who sees all colors, would be a shaman among color blinds, being able to distinguish the red fruits from green ones only by looking at them. On the National Geographic web article On Island of the Colorblind, Paradise Has a Different Hue , Photographer Sanne De Wilde used infrared filters and camera settings to create a luminous effect. But how color blinds really see things vary depending on the type of color blindness . On the island of Pingelap people have a rare complete achromatopsia , which means they see no colors at all, which probably looks more or less the same as seeing only the shades of gray. What puzzles me if they have some "filter effect" on their vision, allowing to see some color hues brighter than the others. You can also test online how some photograph or web page looks in different types of color blindness. On PiP notes you can see the following versions: ➽ Image turned to B&W with GIMP luminance algorithm ➽ Image turned to B&W with GIMP average algorithm ➽ Protanopia (red-blindness) ➽ Deuteranopia (green-blindness) ➽ Tritanopia (blue-blindness) Inspired by the Saturday Self-Challenge complementary colors photos.


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Luminance = (0.22 × R) + (0.72 × G) + (0.06 × B)

Average (HSI Intensity)

24 Nov 2019 4 123
Average (HSI Intensity) = (R + G + B) ÷ 3

Tritanopia (blue-blindness)

24 Nov 2019 6 4 137
"The wording blue-yellow color blindness is misleading. People affected by tritan color blindness confuse blue with green and yellow with violet. So the term blue-green color blindness would be more accurate because the colors blue and yellow are usually not mixed up by tritanopes." - Colblindor

Deuteranopia (green-blindness)

Protanopia (red-blindness)

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