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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Soldiers

I saw this when I was walking in Hyde Park yesterday - though, strangely, I didn't notice how the colours and postures of the woman and the soldier echoed each other until I got it home and looked at it on the screen.  Which is weird because, given that I didn't notice it, I'm honestly not sure why I was taking the photo..

4 comments:

Freaky Boy Hood said...

The act of taking the photo is faster than thoughts... It's amazing why we do such things... And a lapse of time later, we know the reason...

Beautiful post

Regards

Sarah Blogwell's Bake said...

Hi Freaky Boy Hood - thanks! It's definitely more fun trying to figure out afterwards why we do things...
Sarah

Ragini Werner said...

Nice photo! Still don't know why you took it? Well, free will probably had nothing to do with it. Subconsciously your brain registered the colours/composition and decided (for you) to take the photo. From New Scientist 2803 pp. 34-35: Sam Harris in The Moral Landscape, cites experiments by Libet and others which show that activity in the brain's motor regions can be detected 350 milliseconds before a person is aware of deciding to move, and that some decisions can be predicted up to 10 seconds before people are aware of having made them. "All our behaviour can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge," writes Harris. "This has always suggested that free will is an illusion."

Ragini Werner said...

Oops, I realize you do know now WHY you took the photo... I meant to suggest HOW you took it.