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Subject: How come it hard to drive with an interior car light on??

Date: Sat Dec 30 20:25:30 2000
Posted by Brian
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: No school entered.
City: Los Angeles State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 978225930.An

Cameras cannot see the range of lighting contrast that the eye can, but I 
was wondering if the eye has limitations too?? For instance, not being 
able to see nightime surroundings from a lit porch, or from inside a lit 
car?  Or vice-versa looking into a deep and dark garage from the street in 
broad daylight the garage looks darker than it actually is until one 
approaches it up close and then notices more accurately that the garage 
isn't as dark as it looked previously?? What is happening in these 
situations?? Similar to the camera in not being able to handle a contrast 
of light and dark lighting?? 

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