Friday, October 4, 2013

Barely There

Taken with a fogged lens on September 10, 2013.

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  1. Back to normal for me -- up at just after 5. :(

    But happy almost weekend to all the worker bees. :)

  2. Sleep Fairy let me have until almost 6 and then tossed Billyjack on my head.

    I like what the fog does to the color in that image. Would one usually use a filter to get that sort of effect?

    Speaking of color, lately I am seeing color (& light & some other things) differently than I ever have before. It is an indescribably bizarre experience. I don't really know what's going on, but because at this point a pattern of long slow healing has definitely been established (it's been 14 years since I got this autoimmune thing & healing progresses in roughly 3-year chunks), my theory is that my body keeps trying to heal its way around some neurological damage, and that the roundabout is creating changes in how the perceptive part of my brain works. WEIRD SCIENCE Y'ALL.

    It is making tv super fun though. :)

    1. That's an interesting question. There are fog plugins but I don't know if they would reproduce the effect of a fogged lens since I think the fogged lens would throw sensor readings in a lot of different ways.

  3. I've done that before with a cellphone camera, except I smeared the lens with my nose. The sensor readings aren't all that affected, in my experience, because the same amount of light is coming in as before, and (IIRC) the autofocus uses infrared or maybe ultrasound.

    Jen, it's too bad you can't share that perception with the rest of us. Synaesthesia? Drugfree? Cool. :-P

    Big V called us this morning at 6 a.m., which to me had better mean someone was dying. But a water line had gotten loose and was hosing down the room where The Boy and his band have set up. We cut off the water & sent The Boy down there with a shop vac. Looks like nothing got damaged, fortunately. The pipe just worked loose somehow; if someone puts it back on with glue & cinches down the clamp, that should fix it.

    I need to borrow a literary sander and get the third chapter of The Sorcerer's Daughter smoothed out. Maybe some putty to fill in Chapter 1. Oh, oh, check this outThe Crossover is #1 in the free Travel category!? Hilarious!

    1. Heh, doesn't some random pipe always blow itself out when you've got all this other construction work to do elsewhere? Some kind of Murphy's Law of lol@finishing things.

      I've actually had mild experiences with synesthesia all my life. Frex, green has a very distinct physical "feeling" for me, some colors have tastes, most words have textures/mouthfeels similar to the way foods do, so on, and while drugs have magnified the effect of that, they've never caused it. But this? Ain't that. Best as I can figure, what's happening now is within the range of normal visual perception, it's just not MY normal visual perception...kinda how you'd imagine the world might look if you were learning how to see it through someone else's eyes. It's actually much weirder for me than synesthesia, but that's probably just because I'm used to synesthesia.