Doyle Saylor

Doyle Saylor

Posted on 08/03/2007

Photo taken on August  3, 2007



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Eva the Weaver
Eva the Weaver
When I started needing glasses for reading, it turned out that since I'm farsighted (haha!) I soon started needing glasses for moving around outdoors as well. It has taken me YEARS to get used to what first, and for a long time, felt as the disappearance of my sidesight; loss of the ability to detect movement from the side (or my own movement past stationary objects).

Now, let me check: you are using the picture of the tombstone detail with peripheral blur and central detail as an image of the visual field. I think that as such it is a snapshot, a freezing of an extremely brief moment of vision.

When viewing pictures (or the general environment), the eye will explore by saccadic eye movements. Coordinated, very fast, and in their rapidity not consciously controlled - although there is of course also a level where we consciously choose what to explore visually. Raspberry flower An image may well be detailed all the way from center to periphery, and enjoyably explored - makes me think of the elder Bruegel and his landscapes filled with story.

So, this statement is sort of a question: where are you going with this? Theoretical exploration, or explication, or do you have an application in mind?

And before I finish (and go make my morning coffee) I would also like to add this other aspect of blur in pictures, the "bokeh" indicating the depth of focus = signifying that what is detailed is near, and what is blurred is further away. OK: far away is just another kind of periphery, perhaps :-)
9 years ago.