I see a photo of a street and a street very differently. My vision never presents all the facets of the street (from that vantage) in focus at the same time. Nor is it static, the street (with cars, etc). And while, yes, I don't see the whole photo, all its parts, at the same time, I come much closer to that, because it is small and two dimensional. When we look at a street we do build up something (perhaps also from memory if we know that street) a kind of internal photo along with the shifting, zooming and out experience of the street we have while there. The moving in and out of paying attention to portions of the street and then thinking about other things. I never have an experience of standing on a corner and seeing a street the way I see the street in the photo. Now I could come closer, and make that a goal. To try to not focus on parts and see the whole all at once, which is much more likely with the photo, but it will still never be the same as looking at the small photo I had on my screen, which was all in focus, as the street is not for me. In the two dimensional photo everything in the photo is actually the same distance from my eyes. So it is all in focus, my lenses do not need to adjust to now focus on something in the foreground or something in the background. I do not have to internally built up an overview, the overview is always there, while I am looking at the photo, 6 or 8 inches from my face.RCSaunders wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:46 amSo the, "reality," you see is different from the, "picture," but you also think you see the picture as it is, but since the picture is just another element of reality you must not see that as it really is either. How can you possibly know the picture you think you see is not like reality as it actually is, since you cannot see either as they actually are?
And no I do not see the picture as it is. But I see the things represented in the photo, that scene, differently from how I see the scene if I am on that street.
You are seeing me make different claims than I was making. I think some peope think that when they look at a street they see it like a camera sees the street. This overall in focus image. They don't.