Monday, 11 January 2010


Hyporeality 1, Manila, January 2010

I've been catching up on my blog reading and came across the Landscapist talking of hyper-reality - the over sharpened world of digital photography.

That gave me an idea for a something of an exercise in the opposite direction. At the weekend I went out to take photos that aren't sharp, in fact decidedly out of focus. I set up the camera to approximate the angle of view and focus point that I have with my glasses off. Something of an experiment in presenting the unassisted view. Just what could I see without the remarkable technology that are spectacles? As a side benefit, it helps me understand exactly how much detail I really do normally see and perhaps take for granted.

I'll be posting a few of the results over the next few days both here and on my photo of the day.

1 comment:

  1. Convincing experiment. It took me probably 30 years until I took my first deliberately out-of-focus picture, and I still did not follow that path further on. But you wetted my appetite.


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