Vision is seeing a future state in the Mind’s Eye. Everything is created twice: first, a mental creation, second, a physical creation. Vision is the start of reinventing oneself and represents dreams, desire, hopes, goals and plans. These are not mere fantasies, but a reality not yet brought to the physical sphere – like a blueprint for a house, or notes in a score just waiting to be played. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. Memory is past and finite. Vision is future and infinite. Perhaps the most important Vision of all is to develop a sense of self, a sense of your own destiny, unique mission and role in Life, a sense of purpose and meaning.

This image is from Point Loma in California. Here we have elements of the past, the present and the future. The graves of the fallen, the Torrey Pine overlooking the magnificence of the Pacific where an abundance of life flourishes, and the sun breaking from the clouds after a storm. Using a Nikon D7000, equipped with a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens, all mounted on a Manfrotto Tri-pod, three shots of the same image were taken at different exposure values and then combined, generating a High Dynamic Range Image. This technique allows you to capture a greater range of light, overcoming the camera’s sensor limitations and producing an image that is closer to what the human eye can discern.

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7 responses

  1. This is a beautiful image, and the narrative you wrote is thought provoking. It “spoke to me!” Thank you for sharing.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

  2. At first I was thinking, “why does this look familiar?” Then I kept reading. Yep, point Loma. I was just there last weekend 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

  3. stunning 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  4. jimdenham

    Nice HDR work Erik! Gorgeous scene!

    May 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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