RSo, I had something else to write about today, but during a conversation with my sister, I found out something that kind of sent my head spinning. It’s not a deep dark, and it’s not earth-shattering, but it is a bit personal, and it is kind of… I dunno how to put it. Let’s just say that something I held as true for many years I found out is not today, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. So the thing I was going to write about today just isn’t going to happen.

I’m sure this happens to everyone at one time or another. I’ve had the rug pulled out from under me, and believe it or not, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Not this time at least. But even when it’s not a horrible revelation, one still needs time to recover. It’s like going through life believing that the sky is blue, then finding out that it’s actually green. Because your eyes have been seeing it incorrectly. Like these pictures I’m about to share. They’re both the same picture — a screenshot of my game last night — and they’re both beautiful, but the first one is hazy and kind of… I dunno, lacking in detail. But add a few filters and sharpen the contrast and bam! Everything is revealed (and the blue snow comes shining through, I still haven’t figured out what’s causing that).

original blue snow

Original Screenshot

blue snow

Edited Screenshot

I didn’t do that much with this picture, like I said, a few filters and I removed the text. I have no idea what’s causing that light in the lower middle part, and I don’t know enough about luminosity masks to remove it. But whatever, the thing I learned today it exactly like these two things. One little bit revealed and now my worldview is much clearer. I just have to wrap my head around it and move on down the road. But my “now” is a bit… overwhelming.

Like seeing color for the first time…

10 thoughts on “Revelation

    1. Willow Post author

      If you’re talking about the blue snow, then it’s not *my* doing. The snow is blue inside of the game. It used to be glowing blue, but I was able to get it to a nice, non-glowy blue. There’s a conflict between some of the texture modifications I’m using to make the game look nicer.

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      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        Whether YOU did it or THEY did it or your monitor just isn’t “rising” to the right color setting, it IS a saturation issue. Blue snow is always a saturation issue. Always. If I had the up on Photoshop, I’d turn the saturation all the way down to nearly zero, or to whatever the lowest setting you can use that isn’t black & white. There really IS not other answer. If you have a really complicated set of filters, sometimes you can put the right filter on and it will balance out the blue saturation. Regardless, that is the problem. It might be the you can slightly retune your monitor, if it will allow you to do it.


        1. Willow Post author

          I calibrated the monitor just the other day so it’s not the monitor. You’re right that’s it’s a saturation issue, but it’s in the game. I could tune it in the picture if I took the time, but the game itself would still have blue snow. 🙂

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    1. Willow Post author

      It’s not gonna change my day to day life, to be honest. But it’s kinda like… Say you had a best friend for twenty years whom you called “Sami” and you found out that her given name Sarah and you thought it was Samantha all this time. It’s kind of like that (but a bit more complicated). Nothing earth shattering or bad, but it alters the perception of something I held to be true for a very long time.

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