An examination of an orange flower
May 23, 2018
Speaking in full frame terms, I feel that we 'sense' in 21 mm, we 'perceive' in 28 mm, we 'see' in 35-40 mm, we 'look at' in 50 mm, and we 'examine' in 75-90 mm.
I guess I'm examining this flower since it was taken at 105 mm.
I'm listening to Madame Bovary, read by Juliet Stevenson.
It's one of those books I picked up just because it's a classic, it's a story I feel I know without having read it.
Lolita is another book like this, and boy was the book different from my imagining of the book.
Stevenson has a wonderful voice and, fortunately for me, she has recorded many audio books. Her Mrs Dalloway, for example, is a sublime listen. It feels like it's an examination of consciousness, like a lens pointed on a character, and as the story progresses the lens moves and re-focuses, all so fluidly, as it examines one character then slides over to examine another.