Monthly Archives: April 2015

Perception

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Good Friday 2015, Cyprus 

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous 

 Albert Einstein said that “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Everything you see, hear, feel, taste and smell is an interpretation of what’s outside, and created entirely inside your head. We tend to believe that this interpretation matches very closely to the external world but nothing could be further from the truth. 

It is the brain that “sees”, and in some important ways what it sees does not reflect the actual truth. We are all living in our own reality simulations – abstractions – that we construct as a result of both what we perceive with our senses and how our brains modify this perception.  

 Such things as color, smell and taste are not properties of the outside world itself, but rather a category created by the process of perception. Two people may look at the picture taken above for example and see completely different things. A friend of mine thought that the picture was taken underwater while someone else was not pretty sure if this was a purely computer-generated product.   

 What is the truth? For me to know, for you to find out…

Motion

  

March 2015 – Moscow, Russia

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Photos taken with a camera do not represent a single moment of time. Due to technological constraints these shots stand for some scene over a brief period of time. In motion blur, any object moving with respect to the camera will look blurred or smeared along the direction of relative motion.

The photo was captured at the main street of Moscow, Tverskaya street which starts from the Kremlin and goes north through all Moscow. Tverskaya street is a wide central avenue bustling with life but the life around the street is quite calm, and it’s one of the nicest areas to walk around or to go out in Moscow. 


That night we walked to Chicago Prime Steakhouse restaurant for dinner and enjoyed the experience of digging into a tantalizing filet mignon and rib eye steak…watching Liverpool playing against ….’don’t remember team’ and winning !!!