Wednesday, January 07, 2009
An image within an image
I posted this photo a couple of days ago and didn't think much of it other than it was a pretty shot. That was until my Uncle John viewed it and made a pretty amazing observation.
This photo was taken while on safari in the Serengeti. If you've been there before you know there are countless numbers of these rock formations all over the place. They are very dangerous to get of your car car nearby because they are home to many lare cats including Lions, Cheetah's and Leopards.
I noticed the rays of sunlight breaking through the low, dark clouds and I remember asking my driver/guide Nickson to go offroad to this rock formation so I could grab a shot. I hadn't shot only rocks before and I didn't do it again. I took the photo, didn't think much of it and went about my day.
As you may know, I've been editing the photo's from the trip a few here, a few there but the bulk of the images remains untouched. This week I finally got a little bit of time off so I was motivated to do a lot of RAW processing (adjusting color and exposure). It's a long montonous process when dealing with thousands of images. While in the process I stopped at this photograph and felt compelled to do a complete edit on it. I separated it out, worked on it, made it my desktop image, posted it to this blog, posted it to Facebook and didn't see anything until John wrote...now it's all I can see and I can't believe my eyes.
Do you notice any image in the rock on the right?