Down the escalator with bifocals

Figure 1 - Escalator with bifocals. Natick, MA, (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – Escalator with bifocals.IPhone photograph, Natick, MA, (c) DE Wolf 2016.

I was thinking this morning that one of life’s greatest challenges is negotiating escalators, particularly down escalators, with bifocals. It is an issue of the age. It is a plain and simple issue of optics. There are all those parallel lines, metallic ridges, that seem almost intentionally designed to knock you off balance. I am always tentative about the first few steps and once I reach the first step of the right height, I just let kinesthetic memory click in. “Feets don’t fail me now!”

So this morning I thought that I would immortalize the subject with my IPhone. With the help of the “twirl” feature in Adobe Photoshop to replicate the psychological features, the result is shown in Figure 1. If you scroll up and down the image you should see a strobing of the image brought on by the phenomenon of aliasing.  I remain proudly upright.

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One Comment

  1. diane vertal May 6, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    so my experience
    but it is wonderful to see the beauty of it all