Hey again all, I have another question about light. There is one thing that is confusing me and it would be nice if someone could explain what i am missing.
Diffuse reflection absorbs all other spectrum of light and reflects the colour of the object, ( red box reflects red light waves but absorbs the other )
but ive been trying to work out why reflected light is coloured on objects that should in theory absorb that spectrum.
I went outside with a orange piece of card and held it up to a blue towel, and the towel had orange reflected light, but if this light is diffuse shouldn't the light be absorbed. So my question is what light is it that is reflecting back to my eye. If it is specular shouldn't it move with the angle of my view.
I have read through HueValueChroma which was very VERY helpful, and to my knowledge this is called subjective mixing because it is subtracting different spectrum's of light but im am surely missing something as i cant figure out why the light is coloured
in my example i have red light on the green box, This is something i see commonly in paintings with coloured reflections under chins reflecting from the persons shirt and even see this in life. But i don't understand why. I would much rather understand why this happens then just painting it because it happens
I hope what i am trying to ask is clear
and thank you for taking the time to read though this