The Daily Focal Point

January 23, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — cabenelson @ 12:14 am

Wow… didn’t we just do this? 🙂

There are few things that amaze me more about our bodies than our eyes… okay that sounded a bit creepy. But more the color or patterns that our eyes can have. Each eye is distinct and beautiful, like our fingerprints. The patterns with color have always reminded me of staring through kaleidoscopes when I was a kid.

So you’re challenge this week (if you choose to accept) is to capture an image that showcases a subjects eye(s). I thought of this challenge when Kim, Wyatt and I were at home for Christmas. We were at my parent’s farewell a few weeks ago. (SIDE NOTE: My parents were called from our church to serve as directors over 2 historical sites in Independence Missouri, just outside of Kansas City. The church I belong to was founded back east and has a significant amount of history in certain areas spread across the mid-eastern states. You can read more about what historical sites they are over HERE it’s interesting stuff. We will miss them terribly as they will be gone for 2 years.)

Anyways, we were at my brother and sister in-laws beautiful home. Their kids are the cutest kids with the most striking blue eyes. I grabbed my camera and started snapping away hoping to create images showcasing the pop of color/glow in their eyes.


I grabbed my camera and so did Lu! Her mom had to help her turn it around so she wouldn’t take a picture of herself! She is just a sweetheart.

This is their youngest during feeding time.

Eyes have the beauty of being expressive as well. It sets the entire mood of the subject in a photograph –

(I must issue a special thanks to my little beautiful nieces above. Thanks girls!)

You can also make them interesting. This was a color shot that I turned into black and white (except the eye)

SEND ME YOUR ENTRY BY EMAILING ME THE HTML FLICKR LINK TO YOUR PHOTO. If you DON’T have a Flickr account DON’T WORRY! Just email me your photo as usual. But if you do have a Flickr account, just follow these simple instructions.

* Upload your photo to Flickr
* Click on the “All Sizes Tab” right above the photo
* Select the “MEDIUM” sized (500×335)
* Then just email me the “Copy and Paste the HTML link into your webpage” link

Again, email me your favorite pic (via link or attach it) to cabenelson (at) gmail (dot) com. You’re always welcome to put anything in the email letting me know a description of the image so that I can post it here as well.

EMAIL THESE TO ME BEFORE MONDAY JAN 23RD! (short time I’m sorry!)

(Also please don’t sent me the URL link. Please send me the HTML link. It’s the one right below the image in your flickr account that is a couple of lines long)

Well, this might sound like a strange challenge but I think we’re all going to be blown away with the submitted pictures. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! GOOD LUCK!



  1. Beautiful blue eyes which I don’t have so I had to come up with something elke.My post is on now. Looks like I’m first this time.

    Comment by nana — January 23, 2009 @ 7:02 am

  2. Minor detail…that’s your WIFE helping Lucy with the camera.

    Also helpful to know, Lucy decided to “do” her hair that afternoon, and put what we THINK was lotion all through her adorable hair.

    Comment by Kimba — January 23, 2009 @ 10:25 am

  3. Shoot! (pun intended) I always seem to miss submissions cause I have one but there is no Monday Jan 23rd? Did you mean Monday Jan 26th? If so, I’ll be happy to submie…Let me know:)

    Yes beautiful and sparkling bue eyes:-0

    Comment by Henie — January 23, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  4. aarrgghhh! don’t like typos…I meant “submit”

    Comment by Henie — January 23, 2009 @ 2:46 pm


    Comment by cabenelson — January 23, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

  6. Great pics, Scabies. Can I call you Scabies on your blerg?

    Comment by Abby — January 23, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

  7. Hi! I’m in!!

    Comment by — January 23, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

  8. Oh good, glad I’m not too late…hang on, have to see if I can play along.

    Comment by tiff — January 24, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

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