Senses Log by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD
by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD CV english and español. Resume.
Our senses give us the privilege to enjoy the world we all are part of.
Making the most of it sometimes requires some training in order to make sense out of the numerous things happening around us.
Back in my undergraduate years I begun to be curious about the perception of the world that we have throughout our senses. I then decided to study Biology because I wanted to learn to understand the world around, the things in the world which have an influence over our own selves, the sizeable world, the small and the big picture.
In my journey I have found opportunities to look and study the sizeable environment which we can perceive without the need for other tools than our own senses, and also the small world which we can see through microscopes, and the bigger picture which we can access through satellite images.
(The following video was recorded in 2015 with the formation of clouds just in the part of the sky where a cold current of air descended triggering the condensation of the water vapour contained in the atmosphere. When watching this video keep you eyes looking at the center of the image where condensation is forming. NO clouds come from the distant horizon. And at the end of the video, the current of air stops, and the sky becomes clean. NO mountains here.)
Even though using microscopes or satellite imaging can offer us exciting new sites over a world we are part of, the closest environment in which we live brings us more information to our senses than we really are aware of. In our daily routines we use to walk thinking, listening and even talking to an extent that annihilates our senses from making us realise what is happening around. A part of the reality which, funny enough, many seek and find exciting when we see it through the screens of phones, tablets, computers and TV sets, through documentaries, …
Once in a while I like to awake my senses and stop to look at my surroundings. One simple camera can be a toy which will teach you how bias we are when we make interpretation over our sizeable world, the one with sizes we can identify without the need for instruments.
There are many sites available where to share our pictures showing our own perspective of the world. Here I want to share the photolog in which I share some of the images that represents my view of the world through the lens of a camera.
National Geographic allows to create a photoblog where to share images taken that shows our way to look at our world, without enhancements of any kind. Take a look at my profile and think about joining the community with your point of view and your histories.
Here it was this butterfly enjoying the Sun and the heat. It was close and patient with me so, I tried several angles an ideas. The original has been rotated 90º right. (I believe this is a butterfly in genus Nymphalidae Swainson. I am an environmental biologist trained in synergistic interactions but not an entomologist) (If you like my way of looking at the world, you might like to visit my blog on climatic developments at diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com, Google+Images: “Diego Fdez-Sevilla”)
Every location is made by the picture we all see, plus the smaller and the bigger picture we might miss. We humans tend to sympathize with those elements closer to our size and easy for us to perceive with our senses. So many times we miss the things happening in the small picture, like the ants against the ducklings in the pond at the back.
27 April 2018