Filtered Reality

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This is an image of two halves. The scene is a street corner in West London, the top half of the image is unfiltered, a bright blue sky with the occasional fluffy white cloud. The lower half of the image is shot through yellow tinted glasses. The sky is almost green, a strong yellow tint giving a sense of warmth.
This is an image of two halves. The scene is a street corner in West London, the top half of the image is unfiltered, a bright blue sky with the occasional fluffy white cloud. The lower half of the image is shot through yellow tinted glasses. The sky is almost green, a strong yellow tint giving a sense of warmth.

img_3345.jpeg by Bill Glover is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Title img_3345.jpeg
Date 2023-11-11 12:12:35 +0000 UTC
Camera iPhone 14 Pro
Lens iPhone 14 Pro back triple camera 6.86mm f/1.78
Exposure Time 1/2028
F Number 1.78
ISO 80
Focal Length 6.86
Exposure Mode Auto
Exposure Program Auto
White Balance Auto
Metering Mode Pattern

My son spent the day walking around wearing heart shaped yellow tinted glasses. They were a gift at the end of a birthday party last summer. The day was freezing cold, but every time I look at this image it feels delightfully warm. It’s incredible how our senses can be tricked into convincing us of an alternative reality. We filter things all the time, not just images but sounds, text, smells, feelings. What do these filters do to our sense of reality.