I’m not sure who coined the phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” it’s been attributed to Shakespeare, da Vinci, Emerson among others. I first came across it reading Watchman Nee’s book “The Spiritual Man”.  Here in week five of the Project 52, the theme is “The Eyes Have It”.   I remember trying this in film days with disappointing results.  I had my niece hold her eye open while I got as close as I could with my macro lens.  No lights other than the indoor ambient lights, nothing more than trying to keep the eye from blinking.  The thing I remember most was how ugly they came out.  Every blood vessel, every defect, and I think I did it in B&W so no color.  Live and learn, right? 

So here is where the digital age reigns supreme.  If you look in the gallery you’ll see the picture that I started with.  It’s pretty ugly.  My first idea was to superimpose a universe into my eye.  I really wasn’t happy with that.  So I extracted the cornea and went a different direction with it.  The first was just using it in space and then observing earth from the skies.  Once I got to that point It was just a matter of coming up with the finished image.  

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