We’ve had some colorful “Photo Challenges” lately. Yellow, per our last post, and now, its complement. (Above: Evening falls on the Hudson River, October, as Jean paddles north toward Hudson River Islands State Park. The next morning, our friend, Vlad, leaves camp at daybreak to paddle through the mist.)
Here’s a geekapedic fact: As far as optics are concerned, violet is a real color. It occupies its own place at the end of the visible spectrum, and it was one of the seven spectral colors of the spectrum first described by Isaac Newton in 1672. On Monday, it showed up in the shadows of big trees, little kids, and a pair of geeks during our tromp around snowy Davenport Park in New Rochelle.