Weekly Photo Challenge: The Eyes Have It!   35 comments


“They” say the eyes are the windows of the soul. I happen to agree. By looking at one’s eyes, coupled with expression (usually), one can pretty much tell where that soul is, at least emotionally, for that particular moment. Enjoy and feel free to comment.

Link back to Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

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Boy Eyes1Cow eyes1

Horse eyes1

Cow eyes2

Horse eyes2

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Posted December 4, 2015 by Cris in Photography

35 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Eyes Have It!

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  1. Awwwwwwwwww. All winners.

  2. I couldn’t agree more….especially in photography!

  3. Looks like everyone has an eye on you.

    • Yeah, I was pretty well right up in their faces. When you’re as close as I was, maybe five feet away or less, they’re pretty much going to look right at anyone that’d be standing there. 🙂 Thanks.

  4. Such beautiful photos…eyes say it all…indeed… 🙂

    • Thank you. I appreciate that. When you think about it, eyes are simply amazing, not only for what they show of the inner soul, but the mechanism by which they show them.

  5. Beautiful, all of them.

    • Thank you, Sandra. I appreciate that. One never knows how one’s work is perceived by others. That’s what’s so fun about these challenges—feeback, both from what I receive and from what I give. I spend more time than I should looking at quite a few others’ works before I DO have to move onto something else. But it’s fun while it lasts. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Great photos! I love the first one, especially!

    • Thank you, Amy. I also like the first one. He was actually waving but, on the other hand, I caught him rather by surprise. A friend’s little boy, who has put on a few years since then.

  7. Nicely done! I like the close shot on the cow. I like to see the reflections in the eyes!

  8. Lots of eyes here, all very friendly looking ones.

  9. My favorite is the last one, too, Cris. Nice job.

  10. I love your selection, you have captured them beautifully!

    • Thank you, Vonita. And thank you for coming aboard. I haven’t been as active the last couple of months. i seem to go in spurts. But I’ve had a few new followers on this one, so I need to get my derriêre in gear. LOL Thanks for the jump start—you and several others. 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for your lovely comment for my entry …. I think you have a fantastic gallery here … I had an image of a bull that I was going to use … but changed my mind. I love cows … because they have such beautiful eyes and lashes. So that is my pick of this lovely bunch.

  12. That last one is beautiful, Cris!

  13. All really good-looking and looking good. ‘I’ve got moos for you!’ ‘Neigh, listen to me!’ With, like mine, a little human bean as odd one out. 🙂

    • Ha! Ha! Ha! Love your sense of humor, both here and on your site. I had to go back to remember who you were/are and that’s when I noticed your little couplets with each photo. You see, the font is so light, I completely overlooked it the first time through. And, yes, that is one of the things that my eye noticed about your post—all animals and the odd one out.

      • It is always a tricky thing to know if one has set something out in a post in the best way – it depends on the equipment used for viewing. I noticed a day or two ago that when I accessed my site on my sister-in-law’s computer the pictures seemed far too dark, although they are fine on mine.

        • I haven’t figured out that mystery yet, myself. I think it has something to do with syncing, but am unsure just how to do it. I tried syncing my laptop with my flatscreen and wasn’t able to. The flatscreen is much more contrasty than my laptop, and so the colors are much more saturated, giving them an unnatural pop on the flatscreen. Let me know if you figure something out. LOL

  14. Yes, they do! Beautiful creatures and great work!

  15. Beautiful photos… my favorite is the close-up of the cow… I like the angle, and that you shot it so close… but I like all others as well. 🙂

    • Thank you, Dennis. I appreciate your thoguhts. In all honesty, I did do a little cropping and contrast work to give it and them a little more pizzaz.

      • That’s not a shame, I crop a lot of my photos, because often it turns out that I didn’t frame it well with my camera, or that it could be improved, and with cropping I can make it look right. Same for the visual or colour value changes, I do that often too. That’s the fun about photography, we can, but we don’t have to show photos out of the box…in some cases I made even “fantasy” or “surreal” changes with Photoshop… it’s all up to us. I like how you presented your subjects. 🙂

        • Thank you for your thoughts, Dennis. Yes, I typically crop my photos, although I often frame them correctly in the camera. But of late, I’ve stood back aways, just in case something moves out of the picture at the last minute, as live things are wont to do. I’ve also been doing more contrast editing lately. If I put too much contrast, it sometimes will alter the color scheme a bit, besides making the image pop. Sometimes that the effect I like. I haven’t really gotten into the more surreal type of editing. My imagination doesn’t seem to run into those areas, although I’ve seen some nice effects and wished I could have thought of that, if you know what I mean. I have one rather surreal photo somewhere in my blog. I think I titled it Sunrise on Mars or something like that. It’s in my Table of Contents. Normally, I don’t mess with the color scheme because, if I do, it generally winds up looking, not surreal, but just bad. LOL And thank you for your last line of comment. I saved my favorite shot for the last and the human interest one at the front on purpose. So, thank you.

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