January 13, 2010

How it looked or how it felt?

Too many crazy-long days at work had my vision decidedly biased to the 24" range. I had laptop eyes. And a headache. A ride sounded like a suitable antidote and off i dashed into the chaos of 4pm of a Wednesday. I'm fortunate to live/work close to a fairly massive university campus with many scenic and quiet roads to get away on. It was 26km well-spent.

I'm going to share what are essentially two version of the same picture. I couldn't decide which to post. The first is a true reflection how i felt today on my ride: Rich, warm, busy, damp. The second is closer to how it actually looked: Sharp, cold, hectic, wet. Let there be no mistake – i tweak most of the photos before they appear on this site. It's always done when i think the camera's images doesn't quite match the mind's interpretation of the eye's view of the heart's motivation. You know how sometimes '10°' can feel both hot or cold, depending on what's going on? Well that's what i try to capture. Today it was a warm ten.


How it felt
Canon IXY 910 @ ƒ/2.8



How it looked
Canon IXY 910 @ ƒ/2.8

5 comments:

bluekat said...

"It's always done when i think the camera's images doesn't quite match the mind's interpretation of the eye's view of the heart's motivation."

I like this statement. What a nice way to express that sentiment. Nice photos. The first makes me think of a nice ride on a warm rainy day. The second is definitely chillier! :)

kari

LumpyCam said...

Thanks, Kari!

Chuck Pefley said...

Color temperature does make a difference in how the photo looks. I actually prefer the first warmer version.

bobskoot said...

Dan:

I also like the warmer tones of the 1st photo, but combined with the sharpness of the 2nd photo

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Eric said...

Great post! Often there is a disconnect between what I saw/recorded/photographed and what I was feeling at the time.