[thelist] [ot] what is Color Temperature ?

Jenn Coker me at wt.net
Fri Oct 6 10:48:00 CDT 2000

Having some background in photography, I can only attempt to really address
this on a very high, non-detailed level:

(I have a pretty vague memory of high school as well so I guess those
lessons didn't help much;)

'Member the spectrascope? It separates the colors in light? Each color is
actually "created" from a different wavelength.. or differentiated by a
difference in wavelengths.. Red is greater/stronger than violet and so on..
The best I can say is that each has a different resulting temperature as

Does that help at all?

; j

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