Night Eyes

FTLComm - Tisdale - Saturday, June 1, 2002

These images were taken last night between 10:15 and 10:30.

The western sky with a planet staring at us, the blurred image of highway 3 in front of the mall and below the 7-11 and the nearby intersection.

This is the Southwest corner view of Memorial park, shock just a bit and below Wick's parking lot.

Darkness is by definition the absence of light but it is interesting that with artifical lighting we create a selective and slightly different world than the lighted daytime environment. You will notice a slight alteration in perspective at night this is drastically problematic when flying at night as places far in the distance will appear very much closer.

The whole process of seeing is not nearly as optical as one might think, only the camera without a brain to imprint captures night light because our eyes see only what our brain tells us to see. Night vision in low light is also without colour as our brain makes use of the much more abundant low light gray scale sensors.

Seeing in daylight or in darkness is not believing, seeing is a mental not an optical activity and subject very much to individual and sometimes shared interpretation.