What you may not know about me is, I'm actually colourblind. Contrary to popular belief, that doesn't mean I cannot see colour. My form of colourblindness makes me less sensitive to Reds and more sensitive to Greens. Theres no wonder that my favourite colour is Green right?
Growing up, colourblindness did actually affect my life, especially during my Art classes. I tend to always favour drawing without colour entirely, simply because I would sometimes colour the Sun green and the sea purple without even knowing. It was frustrating, especially when my Art GCSE results came back pretty poorly.. Something that came as a massive shock to me and my family..
It certainly doesn't affect my birding, but may affect my photography, especially when editing photographs of flowers: something I actively avoid for fear of making it look like something it shouldn't. Below are some wild flowers that I've photographed at Llandegfedd so far this year. Starting with Cowslip, Bugle, Ferns and lastly a Red Campion. I see these flowers completely different to you, unless of course you have the same colourblindness as me?
While we're on this topic, I've actually decided to do something about my colourblindness, thanks to a company called 'Enchroma': They've managed to design a lens that corrects colourblindness! All while protecting my very sensitive green eyes from UV rays. (Something I've also struggled with in bright light). They aren't cheap, but it's worth the shot. I can't imagine what it must be like to experience the full spectrum of colour and hopefully I can edit my photographs to their full potential if the glasses work. If they work that well.. I may want to edit all my photographs from scratch.. but lets not get ahead of myself just yet.