Thursday, May 3, 2012

2012, Day 124 - Mirror

It is amazing what you see if you look through the right lens.  That statement is both figurative and literal, if you look through a lens long enough you can start to see objects through that series of ground glass elements before you even start to compose but there are times when you bring your camera to your eye and the world shifts.  Everything looks different.  Macro lenses are great for that experience.  Textures jump out at you, demanding your attention.  A line of ants marching across the sidewalk becomes a miniature military maneuver.

Our eyes are so sophisticated that when we look through a camera our vision is impaired.  The same is true with film or a camera sensor, our eyes see so much more than they are capable of capturing.  Conversely we can use these same limited tools to push the boundaries of what we see and how we see it.

This photo was taken on Sunday's photowalk.  I almost didn't notice the reflection in these windows but I glanced up and had to stop.  I like the strong lines and high contrast.

Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/800 sec @ 200 ISO

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