Friday, 2 May 2014

solar dye - the trouble with green

There has to be a way of photographing green. The top hank is a very pale green. The middle one has a strand that is lime green. But all the colours here look yellow or nothing at all. Do I need some sort of filter?

These mini hanks are from the solar dying project. From the top you have parsley, red onion, and turmeric. And below is a mixture of all three.

These mini hanks make quite pleasing little samples.



  1. It may be because you're photographing against a royal blue background; try a neutral grey background and see if the green stands out better.

  2. I've tried a few colours but not gray. Will give that a go next time.