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In the spring of that year, I just learned that the firefly season in Meiling Scenic Area was about to end, so I went with a few friends after nightfall. Before entering the Firefly Watching Trail, the on-site notice clearly stated: In order to avoid harming the ecology of the fireflies, when walking this hiking trail, except for the use of special red light flashlights, all flashlights, including mobile phones, must not be turned on. . So in the absence of any light source to illuminate the way, we had no choice but to move forward in the dark.
After entering the mountain road, after the vision gradually adapts, although it is still close to the state of reaching out and not seeing five fingers, it is just enough for us to move forward cautiously with the faintly looming road; in such a darkness where vision is deprived, it is more difficult to find vision. working. There are mountains and woods on both sides of the trail. Our eyesight cannot see into the darkness, but the darkness can make people feel that there are rich things moving. The layers are staggeringly rich.
When we turned a corner and suddenly came to the edge of a cliff, looking along the edge, the faintly connected edge of the peak and the peak merged with the darkness, and between the black and the black of the sky and the valley, a very thin transition I was deeply moved by the slight tonal changes, and this low-level vision (I still wonder if it is appropriate to call it a landscape) is definitely fundamentally different from the beauty of the mountains seen during the day. I was attracted by this visual, even though I knew it was onlyAn experience that can only be enjoyed by people who have experienced such a situation in person, but still can’t stop the desire, picked up the mobile phone and took a picture of the canyon; how does the machine see such darkness? For a moment, the mobile phone screen shows A pure black picture. Be reassured, the machine can’t see it.
When going down the mountain, my mind is occupied by all kinds of thoughts: Could the scenery I see in front of me be an image that has never been imaged? Enjoy this night tour. Even in reality, we were unlucky that time and only saw a few fireflies.