Why you can’t take a good picture of a rainbow

There’s a mismatch between the sensitivity of colour pixels in a digital camera sensor and the sensitivity of colour sensing cells in the human eye. We don’t normally notice until we try to take a picture of the whole visible spectrum (like in a rainbow!). For example if you take a picture of a rainbow with a goPro Hero 7 violet disappears!

I also talk about how computer screen can show violet even though the pixels only go as far as blue.

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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