Photo Observation

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National Geographic photo contest 2011

This image expresses wonder to me in the way that the image reflects off of the eye to create a sense of wonder and amazement while simultaneously reminding us that everything we see is merely an impression, a reflection of sorts and not truely reality. We see what the person in the photo is seeing, literally. But we also see more, the way the colors of the cliff in the reflection blend almost seemlessly into the iris, the way the eyelashes create shadows on the reflection. It strikes a curiosity about the place in the reflection and the person who is looking at it, while simultaneously being a reminder that we can never fully understand.

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