OK, this may be a stupid question…but here goes.
Does the human eye “white balance” itself?
I assume that each human perceives colour slightly differently according to the peculiarities of their own eye, but within parameters (notwithstanding colour-blindness).
But does our eye (or brain) white balance? Or do we simply all see our own personal colour balance?
If the eye can white balance in real life, can it also colour balance a photograph that has been taken at the wrong colour temperature.
So, say I shoot and print an image shot at 2000K. The image printed will have its luminance information intact, but colour-wise, it will be very, very orange.
If I could somehow exclude all other vision from my eye and fill my entire viewing capacity with that single image, would my eye balance the colour back to a true white?
If it does not, why not? What goes on in our brain to say “this is an image at a fixed colour temperature, so you will see it as an orange hue”
Please excuse me if this is an eye-roller of a question. I’m not a Biologist, so I am well aware I may be demonstrating my own ignorance in asking the question!