Friday, March 30, 2012

Opening the good eye

Photography is all about the capture of light.  Some of the most interesting images come from photographers that have learned to see the light that surrounds us in ways that escape our every day lives.  It is a challenge to free one's mind from the preconceived images that form and instead to observe light, shadow, shape and texture without the notion of form.  This practice is taught as part of a discipline called Miksang.  I will be attending a workshop in Victoria next month as an introduction to this technique, titled "Opening the Good Eye".

The image below was captured yesterday and puts light, texture and pattern before form.  The light and shadow bend in interesting patterns.  The image is purposely rotated to free the mind from labelling it, allowing more time to appreciate the light without form.  If you rotate the image, you will more clearly see what it actually is.

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