Photo Essay: Lens Flare


Vertical Sunbeam -308x800When we look at the sun, we very rarely see the actual sun.

We see the light of the sun scattering inside our lens.

Our lens — the one in our camera, or eyeball, or mind’s eye — has all kinds of internal inconsistencies.

When the sun’s light scatters inside our lens, what we’re seeing is a reflection of the properties of our lens, rather than the sun itself.

So when we look at the sun, what we really see is a metaphor.

We see the changing of the seasons.

We see the rolling of the earth.

We see the spinning of the stars.

We see religion and science dancing together.

We see the opportunity to grow a garden.

We see the risk of being burned.

Today I closed my eyes and decided just to feel the sun directly.

What I felt was a blessing.

What I felt was love.

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My blog is at: http://danspira.com. My face in real life appears at a higher resolution, although I do feel pixelated sometimes.

Posted on May 7, 2015, in Inspiration, Metaphors, photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So simple and true. Nice way of capturing the true essence of the sun. I am human and not a spambot 🙂 I like that word, spambot, will save it in my kitty bag.
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