Through My Lens
Our ability to see, and capacity for vision, is limited and defined by the physical constitution of our eyes. Complex organs of our bodies, made up of rods and cones, retinas, lenses, photoreceptors and corneas, eyes provide us — and animals — with vision, the ability to receive and process visual detail. Eyes detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in the neurons of our brains. But the eyes are so much more. They are windows that allow others to peer inside our souls and which reveal emotions — happiness, sorrow, joy, fatigue, excitement!
When I am photographing and observing animals in the wild, I watch their body language. Mostly though, I look at and watch their eyes. The eyes of animals are true – they don’t lie, and you can learn so very much about the animals by carefully observing them. As William Shakespeare once stated, “The eyes are the […]
“Well…. you just shoulda been there!”
How many times have you tried to describe a particularly funny or WOW! moment, only to have the listener stare at you with a “deer-in-the-headlights” look, because they simply cannot grasp and mentally imagine what you are describing with mere words? In exasperation, I ultimately give up and say, “Well…you just shoulda been there….it was really cool!” (friend shrugs shoulders and walks away questioning my sanity and convinced of my lie telling capabilities….)
Photography captures moments in time that otherwise might not be remembered or adequately described. How much easier is it to show someone a photo, and then tell the story that goes with it? (friend looks at photo, face lights up, and friend listens!)
Example 1….Take my little deer friend below. So I’m telling my friend about this adorable little mule deer whose photo I took from above, and that I didn’t realize until […]