Purple objects come out blue indoors or outdoors

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Fabiano Barbosa Vilela
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Purple objects come out blue indoors or outdoors
Jul 26, 2006

Abaout a week ago I went to a wedding and took some shots of the cake which had purple flowers made of glacé. I couldn´t believe my eyes when I realised that it showed blue on the LCD, even before taking the picture. Then I found a woman with a similiar colour dress and it also showed blue on both the LCD and after the photo was taken. The settings were all in AUTO, then I tried taking the pic without flash and different EV but the same thing happened over and over again. After a couple of days I was travelling close to where I live and I saw light purple flowers outdoors. When I took a photo in AUTO mode, the flowers which were under sunlight appeared with its normal colour but the flowers in the shade appeared blue!!! How come?! You can take a loook by clicking below:

http://www.freewebtown.com/iagovilela/
Then click on Ricoh R4 Gallery on the right

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