Two Guys, Two iPhones, Two Photos

Claud Mann and I had been chatting at the picnic table behind the house that is home to the Orfalea Foundation, where we work on the School Food Initiative. Reentering the building, we saw the plate of lemon slices on the kitchen counter in the bright, mid-morning light.

“..And me without a camera,” I said. Then we both pulled out our iPhones.

Some people are just drawn to interesting light. But no two people see it the same way.

My version, processed using Photogene on my phone.

My version, processed using Photogene on my phone.

Claud's image. I don't know if he did any post-processing.

Claud’s image. I don’t know if he did any post-processing.

Somehow I find the differences in these photos very uplifting. The chef used the light to show the food; the photographer used the food to counterpoint the light. There we stood, seeing the same thing, from our own eyes.  And we made what we chose to make of it.

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