Colorblindness – New Release

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Seeing Color Colorblind

Colorblindness – Seeing Color Colorblind

“Colorblindness,” more accurately color deficient vision, affects 8-10% of people in the US. Roughly 10% of those, or a total of 1% of the US population, have a severe red deficiency, called protanopia.

“Seeing Color Colorblind” is now available in Kindle format from Amazon. The book contains a series of diptychs showing images as seen by people with normal color vision, and how they are seen by someone with a severe red color vision deficiency – “colorblindness.” There are different types and degrees of what has been labeled “colorblindness.” These images speak to severe red deficiency or protanopia, the type of color vision my father had and my son has. My son sees both sides of the diptychs in the Kindle as the same. Yes, I know it is very surprising to see for the first time – and the tenth time.

protanopia colorblindness
Seeing Color Colorblind: Pomegranates

A preview of the Kindle is here:

Susan’s Amazon Author Page

In the coming months look for hard copy formats as well.

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6 Replies to “Colorblindness – New Release”

    1. Teagan, thank you! This has been a true labor of love, and the images, as much as I have worked with them, still fascinate me! Thank you for dropping by, and for the comment. Many hugs back!

  1. I purchased Seeing Color Colorblind. Start the sales off right! The photos look great on my glossy high-res Macbook screen. It’s fascinating to get an idea how people with colorblindness see color, and even more curious how they see color in B&W. This is a really good tool to help people understand how other people see the world. On my kindle, most of the pairs look identical on the Kindle’s black and white screen, which makes me think they are correct for the colorblind, but there is a noticeable difference between the pairs under Pinks and Magentas.

    BTW I flipped through the “Persephone’s Choice” on my cloud reader and the photos are very clear, crisp and have great color on my Macbook’s screen. The photos look surprisingly good in B&W on my Kindle, they loose the shadows, but there is a nice old quality that works really well with the story. We bought Persephone’s Choice for Laurie’s Kindle, which is a white paper Kindle. The photos have all the detail on the bright, white paper screen, and look super. I like this series much better now that I see it all together as a collection in a book. You made a really good decision to go the Kindle route.

    Great work!

    1. Hi, Tim. First, thank you for the purchase!!! Always wonderful and very much appreciated! I also appreciate the feedback on how they look on a variety of your devices. Amazon has a variety of virtual devices on which to try the manuscript, but it is much better to hear from people what they actually see. I have not looked at these on my paperwhite, and that is something I am going to do this afternoon or tomorrow (the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is interfering with my work flow 🙂 )

      I also really appreciate the feedback on “Persephone’s Choice” (as well as the purchase, of course!). I’m really glad the series works for you as a Kindle presentation. Even though the original Kindles were meant as e-readers only, definitely not something for photo essays, now with the apps for any device, it seems a good route for my photo essays.

      Again, thank you for reading here, reading the books, and for leaving such a comment!

  2. The photos and science presented are amazing. Well done, Susan! You have an equally amazing background.

    I look forward to hard copies becoming available.

    1. Lavinia, thank you so much! I did not see this comment until this morning. I apologize for taking so long to respond. I very much appreciate this comment – thank you!

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