"Eye Illuminate" is a New Release from BODHI SMITH.
"in reflections, we find illumination” ― bodhinku
“The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.” ― Paulo Coelho
“The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more illuminating than ever.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
“at first you might not see it, but look closer, see the reflection of her soul, and you will see true beauty illuminated in her eyes" ― bodhinku
Pinellas Bayway Bridge
Nikon D810, Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8
ISO-64, 80mm at f/11 for 111 secs
St. Pete Beach, FL
Taken 02-21-2018 about 30 mins after sunset at 6:55pm
Filters: Progrey Genesis .9GND AND .6GND
For this image, I needed to be able to hold the camera absolutely steady the length of time the lens was open of 111 seconds...I used a Dolica 70" Carbon Fiber tripod....for me, this shot would never have been possible without my friends Daniel and April at Dolica Tripods.
I used the two Progrey GND filters turned sideways 90 degrees on each side to block down the lights on the outside of the bridge and allow me to balance the much darker light underneath better
“He concentrates on the small miracles of daily life. He is capable of seeing what is beautiful because he carries beauty within himself, for the world is a mirror and gives back to each man the reflection of his own face.” ― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light
“we love the reflections we see of our loved ones within ourselves” ― bodhinku
This place reminds me of the inside of a beautiful cathedral, except instead of a floor it has water...and I was entranced and illuminated by the reflection you see here, this reflection became my meaning and my focus...and to capture it, I used a longer exposure to help calm the waters and smooth out the surface, giving more of a deeper illumination reflecting into in the water...in the process, creating what resembles an eye overall...
Amazingly, one of my oldest friend and his girlfriend live just down the road from this spot in St. Pete, and I visit them regularly...but I have to admit that i would not have found this spot had it not been brought to my attention in a stunning photograph taken by Jeremy Noyes previously (please check out his amazing work!)
“The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“There are two ways of illuminating the light: to be the candle that shines or the mirror that reflects it.” ― Edith Wharton
"if you understand the reflection of yourself, you are illuminated” ― bodhinku
"Stop the world. Slow down everything. Shut off the noise. Seize this moment. Reconnect. Reflect. Feel and sense what surrounds you. Listen to all the colors of light that envelope you. See the melody and harmony that floats about unnoticed. Taste the solitude of all this wonderment. Smell the beautiful silence within your peaceful serenity. Illuminate. Then, reach out and touch your faith. This is my world." ― bodhinku
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