Fri, 04 November 2011 november woods, filtered

I took this photograph in the woods this evening, of the lowering sun filtered through trees.

Then I filtered the photo and added a frame that lent it an older look.

As the image changed on my computer screen I analysed the feelings it evoked, and eventually it synched with an emotional response I wanted to express.

It reminds me how we change events after we experience them: we add in more hue and contrast or bump up the warmth.

Our memories are refined in the re-telling. Details are zoomed upon and unsightly ugliness cropped out.

Finally, we create the perfect capsule moment. This is what we show to others.

Our version of reality, filtered.
November Woods, filtered

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