Although I was a child of the ‘60s (which they say that if you can remember, you weren’t there) I never got the chance to use LSD – looking back, would I if the chance had arisen? Now I just don’t know.
Here is a picture that just went with the flow. It was stimulated by a fellow blogger, Joseph P Kanski (http://darkpinesphoto.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/tutorial-a-bird-in-hand/).
What turned out is something very close to classic descriptions of an LSD trip: Change in sensory perception that is highly variable, subtle or profound, beginning some half an hour after ingesting the drug. Although there are changes in thinking (cognitive shifts) the main effects are on vision and sound perception. These are seen in my picture with moving geometric patterns, size and shape changes, intensely enhanced colours, sparkling, and altered textures. Many of these can be simulated by applying pressure to your eye – a phenomenon called phosphenes the sensation of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. Interestingly it is also found in people who have been left in darkness for a long time, known as the “prisoner’s cinema”. Other effects include synaesthesias which could be quite distressing.
At least, this picture is how I think a trip on Lysergic acid diethylamide would feel. No doubt those who have used it will put me right. So I feel the picture is a retrospective to the early 1970s.
The chest X-ray was hidden in the top right hand corner and added another dimension to that area.