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Author Topic: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway  (Read 511 times)

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 10:13:23 am »
I think with any water - be it sea, river, lake or pond, the colour is very much affected by the colour of the sky at the time :hmmm:

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 10:23:02 am »
Yes, indeed.

If you look at American publications even back to the seventies, they realised this early on.

A lot of layouts have rivers black, reflecting the sky.
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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 10:27:56 am »
You are correct, in the hebridies, it was blue sky, blue water, more often grey cloudy sky grey cloudy water. But close up looking down if it wasn't stirred up, then the bottom could be seen. A rocky bottom with plenty of seaweed would show as black..

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 11:11:54 am »
This shot of Loch Etive shows the variations of shades you can have in a relatively small area


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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 11:46:51 am »
Just remembered a tip from SWMBO (painting is her hobby). The sky isn't actually blue, but a very blue shade of purple, adding a tiny bit of red in your mix of paint for sky (or reflected sky makes for a much more realistic colour..

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #20 on: Today at 05:05:02 am »
Just remembered a tip from SWMBO (painting is her hobby). The sky isn't actually blue, but a very blue shade of purple, adding a tiny bit of red in your mix of paint for sky (or reflected sky makes for a much more realistic colour..

??????????? You have me baffled sir. I will have to look at the sky and think about that one. I genuinely thought of it as being blue.  :confused2:
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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #21 on: Today at 06:15:13 am »
Have to agree... I'm looking out at the sky on a sunny Aussie winter's day, and the sky is definitely blue, getting lighter towards the horizon.

That's a great pic, by the way, Javlin! It shows how the lake is actually acting as a mirror.
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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #22 on: Today at 06:23:09 am »
"Scattering is significant for light at all visible wavelengths but is stronger at the shorter (bluer) end of the visible spectrum, meaning that the scattered light is bluer than its source, the sun."
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky]

Does anyone know where I can get 'sky scatter' from?  :D

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #23 on: Today at 08:10:38 am »
Just remembered a tip from SWMBO (painting is her hobby). The sky isn't actually blue, but a very blue shade of purple, adding a tiny bit of red in your mix of paint for sky (or reflected sky makes for a much more realistic colour..

??????????? You have me baffled sir. I will have to look at the sky and think about that one. I genuinely thought of it as being blue.  :confused2:

So did I, But Not to argue with SWMBO, I tried her advice and it does make it look more realistic. 
May I suggest getting a piece of paper mix up some what you think is sky blue with just blue and white paint, then paint that on half the paper and then mix in a tiny bit of red, paint that on the other half and see what difference it makes?

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #24 on: Today at 08:31:31 am »
The colour varies through out the day depending on the angle of the sun to the atmosphere and also the particles in the atmosphere .Here in Scotland it is rarely blue but more often various shades of grey.



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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #25 on: Today at 08:44:20 am »
Right now here it's black.

Shortest day of year!  :thumbsup:
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