Baby, what makes the sky blue?

The most honest blue skies I know from these parts are to be found in the Matisse’s Collioure paintings. The Canon A70 I picked up last summer encourages me to commit a crime often detectable in the photos of other recent immigrants: reducing the light and deepening strategic blues and browns, particularly when the high summer sun bleaches the colours. This creates a richer, more sensual palette which leads to great jealousy in colder climes but which isn’t terribly honest. I’ve tried to be slightly fairer in the slightly rejigged ex-funfair below, but there’s a pre-monkey .psd file (1MB) for anyone who feels like improving on it:


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