On my walk this week I had an altered view of my surroundings and the differences can be seen in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th images below.
I had been to the ophthalmologist for an eye check up following laser treatment and, as always, they put drops in my eyes to open the pupils as wide as possible. The result of this is that a lot more light gets in and this can be difficult to cope with. But I had my sunglasses with me so that when I went for a walk in the park afterwards the sunny day was not a problem but I had to rely on my iPhone to set itself correctly for the photos I took.
The photos below are what the camera saw except for numbers two and three. No.2 is an approximation of what I could see through my shades and No.3 is what I would have seen without the shades.
Sight, however, is not needed for sound and so I was able to capture snippets of conversation, the birds and the children, with only a small distortion from the wind which I was able to deal with in post production.
I must say that it was frustrating not to be able to see properly on my walk but that did not stop me focusing on some of the things I find interesting there – the “Whomping willow”, the shrub hugging the balustrade, the textures, if not the colours (which were distorted), and it’s good to see the effects of light and shade in the photos, albeit after the fact so to speak.
Stunning shots, altered view notwithstanding!
Thanks Chris, that feels good
So timely this! I’m waiting out the “several hours” before the dilating drops wear off. Meantime I can appreciate how gorgeous! everything looks – decked out – ready for Spring Equinox!
Ah kindred spirits eh! I always go for these appointments knowing I have to give myself the time for a good walk afterwards because I can’t drive.
The shots look great anyway, but I thought when I saw that header shot in the Reader that the post was going to be about a walk in the fog. 🙂
Thank you Janet. Sorry to have misled you. It was the light on the birch trees against what appeared a dramatic sky that I liked and by that stage of my walk my eyes were clearing and I could actually see it properly (more or less).