S: EyELands - Seeing is Unbelieving by Glenn Brennan Vol 1
BC: About the Author: Glenn started as a professional photographer at the age 18. At the age of 22 moved to Hawaii to expand his photography career, joining the largest photography company on the islands. As Senior Photographer he began working with names like Hilton, Princess House, Hawaii Visitors bureau, Amd inc, Avon, Executive Golfer Magazine, Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, to name a few. Always having a love for the striking qualities of the Human Eye, he began specializing in head-shots and retouching. Now, thru the blending of imagination, beautiful landscapes and photos of the human eye, Glenn brings you a world like you've never seen before, the world of EyElands.
FC: EyELands Seeing is Unbelieving | By Glenn Brennan
1: Eyes are like finger prints no two eyes are alike. If you look at the eye in close detail, they contain an almost infinite number of shades and color - no matter what primary color the eye is, brown, green, or blue. Now, thru the blending of beautiful landscapes, imagination and photos of the human eye, Glenn brings you a world like you've never seen the world of EyELands ~Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them~ Ralph Waldo Emerson All photos in this book are eyes from real people. Only minor enhancements were made to bring out color and detail of the EyE. Copyright Â© 2011 by Glenn Brennan First Edition, 2011 Published in the United States of America All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the author, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. | 1
2: ~ You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain
3: There is a big hole in our vision, but we don't usually notice it! The back of the eye contains a structure called the retina. The retina is packed with light-sensitive cells necessary for vision. There is a spot on the retina, on the side of the eye near the nose, which does not contain these cells. It is the spot where the optic nerve leaves the eye to carry visual information about the world to the brain. This area on the retina results in a large region in the visual field where we cannot see. This “hole” is large enough to fit somebody's head at a distance of 2 meters (6 feet). Normally, we are not aware of this huge hole in the visual field because the brain completes lines, forms and patterns that cross the blind spot.
4: ~Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. ~ Albert Einstein
6: ~If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. ~ Pablo Picasso | ~ The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
7: People don't realize that cataracts are just a normal consequence of getting older and everyone gets them at some point in their life. You can think of cataracts as being similar to getting gray hair, in that it is just a normal natural age change. The average age people first get cataracts is about aged 70 years old and by 80 years old you are guaranteed to have cataracts. In the same way that you could not find any aged 80 years old without gray hair, it would be equally impossible to find anyone over 80 years old without cataracts. Cataracts refer to a gradual clouding of the lens in your eye and typically take about ten years from onset to them needing treatment.
9: ~The eye is the jewel of the body.~ Henry David Thoreau
10: You see with your brain and not your eyes The function of your eyes is to collect all the required information about the object you are looking at. This information is then passed from your eye to the brain via the optic nerve. It is the brain (visual cortex) where all this information is analyzed to enable you to ‘see’ the object in its finished form. This is not to say that your eyes don't play an important role as they certainly do
11: ~The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
13: ~The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ~The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
14: 20:20 vision is not the best vision you can have When people hear the phrase 20:20 vision they assume that this is the best vision possible. However this is not true as 20:20 vision refers to what the average adult should be able to see. If you imagine a typical eye test chart the 20:20 vision is probably only the line second from the bottom. The line below it is even smaller than 20:20 vision and would mean you have 20:16 vision. So don't be so impressed next time someone tells you they have 20:20 vision!
15: ~The eyes have one language everywhere~ George Herbert
16: ~ The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. ~ Henri Bergson
18: ~No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight. ~ Jean Toomer
19: People who suffer from type 2 diabetes (the type you develop later in life) are often symptom free, meaning they often don't even know that they have it. This type of diabetes is commonly picked up during an eye test as it can be seen as tiny hemorrhages from leaking blood vessels at the back of your eye. This certainly is good reason to get your eyes tested regularly.
21: ~ The eyes are the amulets of the mind ~ William R. Alger
22: The lens in your eye is quicker than any camera lens Just behind the pupil sits the eyes natural lens, whose function is to focus on the object you are looking at. Just take a minute to glance around the room and think about how many different distances you are focusing at. Every time you do this, the lens in your eye is instantly changing focus without you even being aware of it! Compare that with a camera lens which takes a few seconds to focus between one distance and another. Just be thankful that the lens in your eye is as quick as it is, otherwise things would be continually going in and out of focus.
23: ~Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? ~ Henry David Thoreau
24: ~The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine. ~ Plato
26: ~The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. ~ Publilius Syrus
27: By the age of 7 years old our eyes are fully developed and are physiologically the same as adult's eyes. It is for this reason that it is vitally important to pick up a lazy eye before we reach this age. The earlier a lazy eye is diagnosed, the greater the chance it will respond to treatment, as the eyes are still developing and capable of an improvement in vision. Beyond 7 years old no amount of treatment will result in any improvement in vision
29: ~Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. ~ Napoleon Hill
30: Your eyes can adapt to blind spots in your vision Certain eye conditions such as Glaucoma and certain general health conditions such as having a stroke, can lead to you developing blind spots in your vision. This would be extremely debilitating if it weren't for your brain and your eyes ability to adapt to make these blind spots disappear. It does this by suppressing the blind spot in your affected eye and letting your other good eye ‘fill in the gaps’. It is adaptation like this that makes your eyes so resilient.
31: ~Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.~ Helen Keller
32: ~It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.~ Benjamin Franklin
34: Your eyes can adapt to blind spots in your vision Certain eye conditions such as Glaucoma and certain general health conditions such as having a stroke, can lead to you developing blind spots in your vision. This would be extremely debilitating if it wasn't for your brain and your eyes ability to adapt to make these blind spots disappear. It does this by suppressing the blind spot in your affected eye and letting your other good eye ‘fill in the gaps’. It is adaptation like this that makes your eyes so resilient.
40: Acknowledgments I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to photograph their amazing eyes and who helped me put together this book, in particular Mick Brennan for his recommendations and suggestions have been invaluable to this project. I also wish to thank Dreamstime.com and all the photographers for the beautiful landscape photos.. | Cover Page Eye- Nick Brennan Landscape- Ann Cantelow Page 2 Eye- George Hoddy Landscape- Dimitar Marinov Page 4 Eye- Kelly Stanton Landscape- Steve Coleman Page 5 Eye- Alicia Seymour Landscape- Dave Allen photo Page 6 Eye- Merlene Travis Landscape- Sang Lei Page 8 Eye- Nicole Esper Landscape- Radomír Ren Page 9 Eye- Alexis Lorraine Landscape- Dean Pennala Page 11 Eye- Brian Hoddy Landscape- Julien grondin Page 12 Eye- Billy Pryor Landscape- Lehman photos Page 13 Eye- Agnieshka Waszkel Landscape- Andrea Valle | Page 15 Eye- Corbin McCarty Landscape- Alexander Kolomietz Page 16 Eye- Erin Micklow Landscape- Michael Mill Page 17 Eye- Suzi Nelson Landscape- C Charleson Page 18 Eye- Becky Hoddy Landscape- Mark Smith Page 20 Eye- Marshall Brock Landscape- Jan Wachala Page 21 Eye- Vivian Amato Landscape- Percent Page 23 Eye- Mark Peters Landscape- Laurentiu Iordache Page 24 Eye- Victoria Fayad Landscape- Yuriykulik Page 25 Eye- Mick Brennan Landscape- Dmitry Kushch Page 26 Eye- Ginny Hoddy Landscape- Witthayap | Page 28 Eye- Beau Brennan Landscape- Jerry Way Page 29 Eye- Annie Sherman Landscape- Danny Forte Page 31 Eye- Jacquelyn Damarjian Landscape- Xixun Page 32 Eye- Harmonie Archer Landscape- Steve bb Page 33 Eye- Dale Smith Landscape- Ekaterina Pokrovsky Page 35 Eye- Shawn Michelle Landscape- Mmoktp Page 36 Eye- Susan Bullock Landscape- Blaze of glory Page 37 Eye- Emily Bullock Landscape-Kongsky Page 38 Eye- Jolene Placencio Landscape-Aleksandra Lande Page 37 Eye- Tom Kitchen Landscape-Vilainecrevette