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metaphor: 10 f-stops of dynamic range

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dramatic evening cloudscape

Just as sensors can only contain a small part of the luminous dynamic range, so too of our own minds –perceiving at most and at least a small part of the spectrum of fellow creatures’ experience and existence. One work-around in human eyes is to composite multiple saccades (eye glimpses around a scene, each adjusted on the fly). The mental picture then is more like 18 to 20 f-stops; some people can accommodate wider ranges of experience and vision, of course.


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