Image and Post by Rick Sammon

I forget who said it, but one of my favorite quotes about photography is: Look for what you don’t see.

This image (certainly not the best picture you have ever seen of Double Arch in Arches National Park, UT) illustrates this point. I was showing this image during a slide presentation (demonstrating the Shadow/Highlight control in Photosohp) when someone in the audience called out, I see the face in the rocks.

Well, I had shown this picture many times and did not see the face. I was not looking for what I didn’t see. Can you see the face?

The next time you are photographing, look for what you don’t see. In the meantime, check out this most interesting Web site: Brain and Behavior.