Country diary: the camera captures a world curtained by fog

0
34

Sandy, Bedfordshire: There are no edges, tree trunks are filmed in a milky wash and branches dissolve into the white

There is a vague hump shape, like a sleeping dinosaur under the trees and the camera is hunting for it. I catch the “tick-tick-tick” whirr of anguished electronics by my side as it struggles to find an edge on which to focus.

My eyes learn from the camera about how we really see at a distance in freezing fog. Normally dark tree trunks are not dark at all but are filmed with a milky wash, and the spread of branches dissolves into the white of the white. Outside our immediate bubble of clarity there are no edges, only gradations and blur.

Continue reading…

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here