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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Charles Grover

Macular Degeneration takes away one’s central vision, which means loss of detail, and magnification is needed for many tasks. I use a hand magnifier to set my camera and must really concentrate on framing a picture.

Not driving means walking, with its slower pace through the world, and a more intimate contact with it. The change in vision has also changed the way I perceive and shoot. If it weren’t for my MD, I’d probably not be as involved in photography as I am today.

I’ve done photography intermittently for decades, but never with the eye which MD has given me. I cherish our accidental beauties and those in nature. I enjoy illusion, and I sometimes try for a little mystery.

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