Augmented Vision, Diminished Affect

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Yes, this is just another chapter in my obsession with time-lapse photography, among other things. But seeing these videos together - time-lapse, mirror vision, and slow motion - made me think about the superhuman way in which they augment our senses. It's a little sad that these mysterious visions have become so banal to us, but I suppose that some things have to lose their magic for us to be able to move on and get by.

Via @jtzl.

Via Reddit.

Via Reddit.


Veeerrrryyyyy niiiice.

I loved the blizzard shot. My first reaction to the mirror shot was "Brisbane?" -- then I realized it was special effects. Still, quite beautiful. The slow motion was meh, but I think I've become inured to this by years of watching Mythbusters.

You're right that the power of photography is to augment our senses. To freeze time. To speed time. To direct our attention to the minutiae of our existence.

Wonderful posting. Thanks Jason!

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This page contains a single entry by Jason C Romero published on January 14, 2011 10:25 AM.

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