Whispers & Screams
And Other Things

Photographic Geekery

I made my first attempt at a panoramic pic this evening.

First I took these two pics:



and joined them together to make this:



then, I took these two pics:



and joined them together to make this:



And finally I joined the two double pics together to make this:



Worked out kinda ok I think?     Click the image to see it in all its glory.
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Morning Mental Reboot

When I woke up at 6.45 this morning and opened the bedroom curtains feeling decidedly not up for my morning run, this is what waited for me behind the curtains....

Makes you stop and think about stuff in a whole new light.

Last time I saw a sight like that was in Geneva.

























(Update) .....  Then in the evening I come home to this...



What a lovely day !!
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Snowed In

It seems like its been frrreeeeezzzzing for days. Woke up this morning hoping to get out and catch a flight but this is the view from my house today........Im stuck...



Oh well best I go outside with alex and build the biggest snowman EVER!

Pictures to follow :-)
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Empathy

When I see you in pain, I feel your pain and my face automatically expresses this pain. What's more, you can see by my expression that I share your pain, and you are comforted by the knowledge someone else shares your pain. You are responding to my response to you.

Such interactions are a feature of many aspects of everyday life. They come to the fore when people play music. So in an experiment that got two people to tap a simple beat together, you might expect a leader and a follower to emerge, with the leader trying to maintain the beat, while the follower synchronises with the leader. But when each person could only hear the other, but not him or herself, no leader emerged. Both players became followers, continually and mutually adjusting their taps to each other.

Capgras sufferers recognize their image but do not recognize it as belonging to them.

They have no self.

This is because of damage to communication between Amygdala and frontal cortex responsible for face recognition.

They act like image recognition devices for detecting number plates.

But the thing that makes us human is the emotion we attach to this image.
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Teejay


I talk to him when I'm lonesome like
And I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively
And gently licks my hands
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes
But I never say nowt about that
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes
But never a friend like that.
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