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MLH10/1/12 by Pelicanh MLH10/1/12 by Pelicanh
Years ago I worked in a photo lab. One of the requirements for the job was to take a color test to check color acuity. Much to my surprise my color vision was extremely high. Essentially there is average color vision, then on one side are people who are color blind to a greater or lesser degree, and on the other side are those of us who have high color acuity vision.
Whenever I tell people this, they always respond by saying,"Wow...that's so cool!"
I have no idea whether it is or isn't because when people agree something is red, no one knows what the other person truly sees.
SO, it's just the way I am... like being skinny, wrinkled, and with a substantial proboscis.
I would LOVE to be in the mind of so many people... such as DaVinci, Michelangelo, or Beethoven... for just a minute, to see what and how they see.
Even greater is the metaphor of it... even though I am often struck by the myopia and color blindness of the masses should we not be more tolerant knowing others don't necessarily see the world as we do?
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Artist
you live in a great color filled world..... :lol:
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeppers! :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Artist
:nod:
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:iconpsynic:
Psynic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Interesting that we both had the same thought, a few years apart: looking at everything through the lens of our cameras, including ourselves.

My take on it is Through a Glass But Darkly. You like?

Great minds and all that... ok, yours is greater, but I'm chuffed on the shared thought thing.  ;)

Love your work.  :D
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
wonderful shot you did!
Yea - I sometimes have an idea then see it somewhere else! lol Nothing new....so enjoy, eh?? 
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Psynic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thanks!  Glad you like it.

I know the feeling about ideas.  Love your stuff, mate.  :D
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fallingrock70 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Very Cool!
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:iconrodgerhodger:
RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Aaahh it finally dawned on me who this reminds me of................David Caruso. This could be the opening of Miami CSI. The shades are cool enough!
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RingWorldCitzn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
If color can change that much what does that say for reality?
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
cool dude your the hippest cool papa now hope you all have a merry christmas and happy squid time
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much. Have great holidays!
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Much and you all as well :santa:
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perscription Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Pelicanh, with your permission, I would like to quote what you just said in a blog of mine.
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
no problem...thanks
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:iconrodgerhodger:
RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Reminds me, for some reason the opening of CSI!!
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AperturistOne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Through the eyes of Michael Helms!
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:iconagxposed:
agxposed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely how you put these two pictures together, the orange light sure matches!
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:icondfloper:
dfloper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept Pelicanh well done!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Blew my mind in school when I learned that color is actually just certain wavelengths of light and to think that we cover absolutely everything in a substance that reflects very specific wavelenghts of light because our brain finds certain ones more appealing than others. And as you mention, it's all so relative. Certain wavelenghts have certain emotional associations for every different person. Smoke a joint and ponder that....rather dont!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
So true. I find it fascinating that there are people whose favorite color is lime green....I find that color repulsive! lol
Your work is wonderful by the way! I'm a fan!
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mr-krebs Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
great words
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:iconcopierkid:
Copierkid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconrebtang900:
rebtang900 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful introduction, and of course, awesome capture.
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:iconmr-nothing:
Mr-nothing Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
THIS PHOTO IS BOTH VERY COOL AND SLIGHTLY DISTURBING.
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:iconpardilate:
Pardilate Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this pic is great!
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InstantesEternos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right, it'd be nice to have 3 chances in our life to select one person and see trough her/his eyes for one minute, it's like an idea for some science fiction novel

Colors, shapes, ideas attached to them, all the universe of thoughts spining in our head in only fractions of seconds... and not a chance to share that, it's a shame

But hey, we have cameras and poetry, we should get the most from them so we can at least try
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chicoflaco Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I only see B&W
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deathlyman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
My son is truly color blind, from the paternal grandfather, but he is really good at line drawings - like tatoo art . .j.
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I'm partially color-blind. lots of trouble with reds and browns.
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Cow-In-A-Keyhole Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love that turquoise earring.
You're lucky to have clear color vision with just one X-chromosome ^^
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NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
genius one I like it really !! well done !
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Nice. :)
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:iconbjsparky:
BJSparky Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Sweet photo, man! :D
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Stereoblind Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
I remember you telling me this in person and it explained a lot as to why your developed images are immediately recognizable to me now. I love seeing more of your world through your camera's developed eye.

Your statement of tolerance strikes home in a unique way as well. Many are quite aware of your hatred of the ignorance of the so-called religious masses and I agree with you on so many of those points. Yet when I spoke of my own religious activities and understandings (admittedly quite different in many ways than of those we both object to), you asked me why. I said, "because it works for me" and you smiled and said that's all that mattered.

No matter the Light or how it bounces off the backs of our eyes, it's the same world we live in and it's an honor and pleasure to share it with you, Michael.
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PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I've heard that some people have a 4th cone active in their retinas that gives them a broader ranger of color vision.
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that is an awesome portrait Michael!!!!!
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Should have gotten a few more bursts of cosmic radiation as a kid - then you could have had x-ray or heat vision too! :superman: :lol:
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L8tr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Michael, are you mellowing with vintage or fatherhood?
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, we should! I understand what you mean by saying wanting to know what DaVinci, Michelangelo and Beethoven would've seen. And thank you for showing us what you see!
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philorion7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
your nose isn't that big lol.
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LaddeDadde Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I can't see red font on green background
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Demonizer68 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
That's a creative picture, but I have never heard of someone having a "high colour vision." It's interesting, although personally I wouldn't want to be inside anyones head, sure it would be good to see what someone else sees in the world, but then again that's what some people want to do with me. Of course with my Aspergers syndrome, I advise against trying to get into my head, lots of bizzare, scary, dark, morbid stuff. With plenty of "suggestive" things going on and metal forever playing (unless I'm not thinking about anything, in which case come on in, but you may get bored instead of lost though.) Then again everyone sees the world differently, but that's why people invented art and photography, to show everyone else what they see!
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bodyworkx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Couldn't agree more...
Grtz. Kees
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agapetos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think you will find this very interesting: Colors - Radiolab.
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PekkaHartikainen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Photographer
This is really interesting. I am partially colorblind (red-green) photographer, and I have always been wondering how other people see the colors in my pictures. I ofted adjust them manually to please my own eye, and they must seem different to everyone else (allthough my colorblindness is'nt the worst kind). But yeah, it would totally be interesting to see with my own eyes how high color acuity vision works :D
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
But you HAVE been in the minds of all those artists! You have experienced their works of art, had an insight into their genius. In my opinion, this is what the whole thing we call art exists for - to enable us to have a peek into how others see the world. In literature you follow the writers' way of thinking, in visual arts, you see through their eyes, in music - you use their ears. And above all, you use their sensitivity. I think this is amazing, and that is why art has such a special place. I for one have been given a chance to see through your eyes, sir. Thanks for that! :)
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Tiny212 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Oh gosh! Your photography never ceases to amaze me.. I wish I could work with you! Also, finally I can comment on a photo and tell you how spectacular your work is :)
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ms-gigi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
like, like, like!!!! :}
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
....wow, power vision just like a superhero!....or perhaps a villainous rapscallion?....you've already got the crazy eyewear for that....X3
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
We adore you just the way you are :) you are so creative and funny :)
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