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Thursday, 24 March 2011
Where woodland, snow and water meet.
You know how memory conflates
long strings of things we've done or seen
into a single image symbolizing all,
how it subsumes a dozen walks
in a familiar place
into a walk that represents them all...
Here I have tried to find a token for
a walk through woodland to the sea
that fits a single frame.
(Click on the image to enlarge.)
Labels: digital doodles, photography
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I hadn't thought along those lines before - but it's true ... all merge into one.
Really interesting...so true. It gets condensed (or compiled?) into one representative image...
The memories fit well into the pixels, wonderful! And how well they fit! Beautiful image and words!
A sort of compressed 'high emotional range ' image.
Very cool Dave. I hiked this morning after an early spring snow.
I love your words on this,(you have a way with them as my mother used to say) and the image also.
Nice marrriage of photo and words, Dave.
We do have a very efficient brain that wraps things together to find continuity. Lovely.
Beautiful Picture and nice thoughts.
The colors in the photo are great. I like the purple here and there. I never thought about how we compress many things into one memory like this. Gives me something to think about.
I used to think it was my faulty brain. Then I discovered that it happened to other people, too.
Certainly, it does for me.
What a splendid remark! Thanks for it.
Now you are making me envious! Good for you, though.
Very many thanks for the comment. Much appreciated.
Hi, and a warm welcome to you. Good to have you visiting. It certainly does provide a continuity of sorts, but I rather suspect the motive is to economise on memory cells.
Welocme to the blog. Thanks for visiting and for commenting.
It happens most for me - or I am aware of it most - when, for example, I've made the same or similar walk many times. After a while it becomes one walk, but with all the important images still there and vivid.
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