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The colours - Violet

The mixture of red and blue stands out amongst colours as being the most elusive of all. Many people have great difficulty distinguishing violet, often selecting purple.


The difficulty in recognizing it in photography is compounded by the problems of recording it.


Pure violet is the darkest colours. When light it becomes lavender, and when very dark it can be confused with dark blue and blue black. If reddish it tend towards magenta - if less red it simply merges with blue.



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