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“Rising Curtain” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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Title: “Rising Curtain” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Description: It contains mirror images of a cropping taken from a larger photograph that had remarkable color and clarity, but was not a balanced composition. The golden colors are reflections of rock walls on the opposite shore. The blue represents a deep crevice in the rock wall. Title? Perhaps “Rising Curtain”, “Falling Curtain”, or if imagined as the dessicated skull of a large animal long dead on a desert floor, “A Tribute to Georgia O’Keefe”.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593

“Aurora Borealis” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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Title: “Aurora Borealis” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Description: This is an image of water in a narrow inlet with high rock walls on either side. It is dusk. The sun is to the left of the image. The black areas are shadows of rock on the swells, the white is residual sunlight on the swells, and the light green area is sand on the bottom.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593

“Aurora Borealis” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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Title: “Aurora Borealis” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Description: Rotating the above image 90 degrees counterclockwise, the author still saw a coherent image but, struck by its resemblance to pine trees silhouetted by the Northern Lights, decided to name it “Aurora Borealis”. By receiving a name, this abstraction acquired an additional depth of significance. The beauty of the naming process is that individual viewers can interpret the same image in totally different, and equally valid, ways.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593

“Lift-off” Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

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Title: “Lift-off” Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

Description: Waves from the Pacific Ocean continuously wash over this beach creating infinity of different patterns. On this day, the tide was partially in, and the author had time to set up and capture this image mere seconds before a wave washed up and obliterated it forever. Call it “Lift-off”, a paean to space travel. Much of photography is a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593

“Cosmos” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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Title: “Cosmos” China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Description: It is an image of a small patch of open sea about 100 yards away from where the author stood, 50 feet above the water’s surface. As in the previous image, there was a chill in the air as it was dusk with a gentle wind blowing. Originally taken horizontally (90 degrees clockwise from the orientation shown), when rotated to its present position the author interpreted the light on the main swell to be the Milky Way and the light reflected from the kelp in the water to be stars in the universe.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593

“Re-entry” Eucalyptus Dalrympleana. Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, California

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Title: “Re-entry” Eucalyptus Dalrympleana. Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, California

Description: It represents an area roughly 4 inches square on the trunk of Eucalyptus Dalrympleana, a species native to Australia. Entitled “Re-entry,” the image suggested to the author a man-made object or a meteor burning up in the earth’s atmosphere, leaving a fiery trail and bits of debris in its wake.

Article: Lee M. Beyond cardiac surgery: the expanded education of a false god. J Vis Surg 2016;2:120. http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/11042/11593