What a double-edged word is ‘dazzling’. Advertisers use it a lot, to sell anything from toothpaste to exotic holidays. But, get in your car, and it’s often used with one or two expletives, especially if you’re driving into a setting sun, or the car driving towards you has failed to dip its headlights.
Photographers don’t really like dazzling, either. When you bought that first Instamatic, it came with a stern warning not to shoot into the sun … I think some older folk thought the camera would catch fire if you did. Of course, with practice, it’s possible … but you do have a high failure rate.
So, it’s back to the advertisers … and the realisation that something ‘dazzling’ does not necessarily need to have you reaching for the Ray Bans. Let’s see what we can find in the archives
This week’s contribution to the Travel Theme. To see more, go to https://wheresmybackpack.com/2016/04/22/travel-theme-dazzling/