Dilated / by Simon Abrams

A blobby Manhattan Bridge. | Fujifilm X100S | f/2.0 | 1/8s | ISO250

A blobby Manhattan Bridge. | Fujifilm X100S | f/2.0 | 1/8s | ISO250

A routine eye exam resulted in dilated pupils and blurry vision for a few hours yesterday. I'm quite proud to say I have 20/20 vision, so not being able to see clearly is always an alien sensation for me. As an excercise, I decided to shoot a few images to illustrate how it felt.

I think my biggest takeaway from this exercise was that it forced me to re-focus (bam!) on some of the basics of composition - if you can't really see your subject, you have to pull back and compose the scene based on abstract attributes, like light and dark, color, and where the blobs of light are.

Anyway, it was a fun little exericise, but I'm always glad to return to clarity.