In this day and age it seems cameras (and eyes) can be watching from anywhere. With that thought in mind, I’ve included some “hidden” eyes in my shots for this week’s challenge.
The shot above appears to have a pair of eyes and a mouth embedded into a twisted root of a dying bristlecone pine tree on Mount Charleston, Nevada.
I’ve come across a couple places where the canyon walls appear to have eyes. The first set of eyes came from a deep sandstone canyon near Moab, Utah. The second set is from Cave Creek Canyon in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains. I had another one in this category, which I posted back in the Creepy challenge.
Once upon a time, we fostered a few animals. Dog’s eyes can yield some strange results when taken with a flash, but this one turned out great. This dog was never fostered, he went straight to family member on day one. At that time , he was as small as the cat, but we knew where he was going to top out. Cat’s eyes are even more interesting, especially with the flash. The black cat (also a family member) has eyes that appear opalescent with the flash. The grayish cat didn’t stay with us long, and always seemed a bit strange. After I took this shot, I was convinced it was possessed, and it probably didn’t help that it had one ear folded under when I took it. This is straight off the memory card, no Photoshop magic. Most animals in a wild setting don’t allow for eye close-ups, such as this group of desert bighorn sheep in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. They froze for quite a while and stared at me after they took a path into a box canyon.
South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore was a very elaborate project, but did you ever stop to notice the eyes? They appear very three dimensional, even in this flat lighting.
Photos of people can work well with or without direct eye contact. In the case of my model shot, I’m immediately drawn to her eyes. In the other shot, golfer Jack Nicklaus (as well as the gallery) has his eyes focused on the result of the shot he just hit.
In response to the Daily Post Challenge: Eye Spy