History Main / UnnaturallyBlueLighting

1st Mar '18 8:31:37 PM BlazTorch314
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* Most episodes of ''Series/Arrow'' feature flashbacks to what Oliver experienced during his 5 years of being presumed dead, which tend to be their own "B plot" for the episode. They also have a slight blue tint to them, probably to both induce a sense of cold and unease and also to help distinguish these scenes from the present-day plot which aren't tinted.

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* Most episodes of ''Series/Arrow'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' feature flashbacks to what Oliver experienced during his 5 years of being presumed dead, which tend to be their own "B plot" for the episode. They also have a slight blue tint to them, probably to both induce a sense of cold and unease and also to help distinguish these scenes from the present-day plot which aren't tinted.
1st Mar '18 8:29:40 PM BlazTorch314
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* Most episodes of ''Series/Arrow'' feature flashbacks to what Oliver experienced during his 5 years of being presumed dead, which tend to be their own "B plot" for the episode. They also have a slight blue tint to them, probably to both induce a sense of cold and unease and also to help distinguish these scenes from the present-day plot which aren't tinted.
9th Jan '18 8:18:51 AM REV6Pilot
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* L.E.D. lights have much more blue light in them than fluorescent lights, and the most sensitive spot on the human retina, the fovea centralis, has no blue light-detecting cones, so blue lights are much more uncomfortable for the human eye to look at. This has raised some health concerns about them, as they may disrupt humans sleep patterns, since they suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.
** To be more specific here: "white" [=LEDs=] have a distinct blue tint compared to fluorescents (usually greenish) or incandescents (yellowish). The old-style red/green/amber [=LEDs=] have no blue to speak of; [=LEDs=] that can emit blue are a relatively recent (mid-1990s) invention. The color of the light given off by "white" [=LEDs=] is actually pretty close to daylight white, but it "looks wrong" since for most of your life you've been used to artificial lighting being yellowish or greenish and just subconsciously edit that out. There are now "warm white" [=LEDs=] that attempt to mimic incandescent color temperatures more closely, but opinions vary on how effectively they do so.

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* L.E.D. lights have much more blue light in them than fluorescent lights, and the most sensitive spot on the human retina, the fovea centralis, has no blue light-detecting cones, so blue lights are much more uncomfortable for the human eye to look at. This has raised some health concerns about them, as they may disrupt humans sleep patterns, since they suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.
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hormone. To be more specific here: "white" [=LEDs=] have a distinct blue tint compared to fluorescents (usually greenish) or incandescents (yellowish). The old-style red/green/amber [=LEDs=] have no blue to speak of; [=LEDs=] that can emit blue are a relatively recent (mid-1990s) invention. The color of the light given off by "white" [=LEDs=] is actually pretty close to daylight white, but it "looks wrong" since for most of your life you've been used to artificial lighting being yellowish or greenish and just subconsciously edit that out. There are now "warm white" [=LEDs=] that attempt to mimic incandescent color temperatures more closely, but opinions vary on how effectively they do so.
23rd Dec '17 6:45:23 PM WillKeaton
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* Used to great effect in ''Film/LittleBuddha'', [[http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=6972 contrasting the cool blue Seattle shots with the warm reds of Tibet]].

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* Used to great effect in ''Film/LittleBuddha'', [[http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=6972 contrasting the cool blue Seattle shots with the warm reds of Tibet]].Tibet.]]
25th Nov '17 9:11:11 AM fruitstripegum
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* In the first season ''Superboy'' episode "Terror From The Blue", about corrupt police officers attempting to kill Lana Lang when she witnesses an attempted murder, the first segment of the episode has a heavy blue tint. After the first commercial break, the blue tint is gone and all colors are normal, making the blue tinted scenes particularly obvious when watched on DVD.

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* In the first season ''Superboy'' ''Series/{{Superboy}}'' episode "Terror From The Blue", about corrupt police officers attempting to kill Lana Lang when she witnesses an attempted murder, the first segment of the episode has a heavy blue tint. After the first commercial break, the blue tint is gone and all colors are normal, making the blue tinted scenes particularly obvious when watched on DVD.



* Meisas's entrance often involves clouds of smoke over lighting to make it look blue.[[/folder]]

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* Meisas's entrance often involves clouds of smoke over lighting to make it look blue.blue.
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25th Nov '17 9:10:32 AM fruitstripegum
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7th Sep '17 3:34:54 PM Occidensill
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films, the battles at Helm's Deep and Osgiliath are shown in a blue tint.
** This is supposed to invoke night, as that's when the battles take place, with the opposing troops being less hindered by the darkness than the heroes are.



* The future scenes in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films look like this.

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* The future scenes in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films look like this.



** The lighting used on the shows seems to extend to the DVD packaging with CSI being in green boxes, ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' being in blue boxes and ''Series/CSIMiami'' being in -- you guessed it -- orange boxes.

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** The lighting used on the shows seems to extend to the DVD packaging with CSI being in green boxes, ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' being in blue boxes and ''Series/CSIMiami'' being in -- you guessed it -- orange boxes.



* ''Murphy's Law'': Murphy has to infiltrate various criminal organisations, often ending up in harsh situations -- emotionally and physically. These get the blue filter treatment. In "Go Ask Alice" the lighting visibly changes: from normal to starker and starker blue as Murphy discovers a whole family has been shot. There is a quick slide back into warm tones as he drives away for the next scene -- which is a quiet, rural, conversational scene. The color isn't always explicable in-scene, but has assumed a life of its own, like visible background music.

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* ''Murphy's Law'': Murphy has to infiltrate various criminal organisations, organizations, often ending up in harsh situations -- emotionally and physically. These get the blue filter treatment. In "Go Ask Alice" the lighting visibly changes: from normal to starker and starker blue as Murphy discovers a whole family has been shot. There is a quick slide back into warm tones as he drives away for the next scene -- which is a quiet, rural, conversational scene. The color isn't always explicable in-scene, but has assumed a life of its own, like visible background music.



** For a more technical explanation, the blue tint of "white" [=LEDs=] is due to the fact that the actual semiconductor material which produces the light emits a fairly narrow band of blue light. The rest of the spectrum is filled out by a yellow phosphor, which absorbs some of the blue light and radiates in other parts of the visible spectrum, but enough of the strong blue peak remains, biasing the colour of the resulting light towards blue.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation Cherenkov Radiation]] is a bright blue, and if you see it, lets just say that you're not gonna last long.

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** For a more technical explanation, the blue tint of "white" [=LEDs=] is due to the fact that the actual semiconductor material which produces the light emits a fairly narrow band of blue light. The rest of the spectrum is filled out by a yellow phosphor, which absorbs some of the blue light and radiates in other parts of the visible spectrum, but enough of the strong blue peak remains, biasing the colour color of the resulting light towards blue.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation Cherenkov Radiation]] is a bright blue, and if you see it, lets just say that you're not gonna last long.blue.
27th May '17 11:37:50 AM nombretomado
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** Parodied in ''30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' when the daughter (based on [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]]) brings home a date based on Selene, which prompts the film to suddenly become very blue.

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** Parodied in ''30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' when the daughter (based on [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]]) brings home a date based on Selene, which prompts the film to suddenly become very blue.
8th May '17 12:36:02 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''Film/TheMask'' uses this to make the nighttime that much more supernatural.
23rd Oct '16 9:56:13 AM FurryKef
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* Close your eyes and face a bright light source like the sun for a minute or two. Then turn away and open your eyes. Everything will appear blue tinted. This occurs because low wavelength red/orange light passes through the skin and blood of your eyelids but high wavelength blue/violet light is absorded. The low wavelength light continues to stimulate the red-color perceiving cone cells or your retina, causing a reduction in their sensitivity, but fails to stimulate your blue-sensitive cone cells, causing them to increase in sensitivity. When you open your eyes your blue sensitive cones are over active and your red sensitive cones are burnt out, so everything looks blue.

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* Close your eyes and face a bright light source like the sun for a minute or two. Then turn away and open your eyes. Everything will appear blue tinted. This occurs because low wavelength red/orange light passes through the skin and blood of your eyelids but high wavelength blue/violet light is absorded.absorbed. The low wavelength light continues to stimulate the red-color perceiving cone cells or your retina, causing a reduction in their sensitivity, but fails to stimulate your blue-sensitive cone cells, causing them to increase in sensitivity. When you open your eyes your blue sensitive cones are over active and your red sensitive cones are burnt out, so everything looks blue.
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