Amaryllis eyes


Took a digi snapshot last night of our amaryllis for family. The “eyes” effect is actually just an accidental trick of light and shadow, the white being the wall behind the flower. Still, quite something. I looked around on the web at other photos of amaryllis and didn’t come across anything even vaguely similar. Was having a couple of weeks ago a conversation with a photographer friend about how our brains are configured to look for patterns in things and perhaps especially facial features. Click for slightly larger view.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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  1. according to my art history prof, that process has a name for when people perceive images out of shadows and things. like when people saw the shape of demons out of the smoke and debris from the wtc collapse. or the more common occurance of spotting the virgin mary in an oil slick. wish i knew what that term was called, i’ve forgotten the the name.

    nice catch of spooky flower.

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