What Colour is Blue?

Something of a little research project here. What colour is blue? Or more specifically how does film/digital render the colour blue of a sunny sky? Well back in the day Velvia 50 slide film was the ultimate film of choice for rendering deep in your face blue skys. The blue you would expect at Bondi Beach on a summers day or an impossible blue against the red desert sands of the outback. Since my home turf is the skin cancer capital of Oz I get plenty of sunny days to shoot and as such blue will often be the dominant colour. There ends up being a bit of a sameness in the colour spectrum even with the aid of a massive catalogue of lightroom film simulations that I call on from time to time when outputting my digital files.

So here is a bit of an experiment in distorting that out of camera blue. A way to add a little more personality into my sunny day images. I'm going for something of a modernist look here that could work with my architectural images. Stay tuned for more of this look...