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Jean Wright

Jean Doepkens Wright

Doswell, VA

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Growing up on a farm near Davidsonville, Maryland, I observed my father taking his camera everywhere, whether it was out in the field while driving the tractor or into the woods for a Sunday afternoon walk. Fondly, I recall the exciting anticipation as we gathered in the evening to watch his slides flash up on the living room wall. And so began my love of the beauty of nature. Although he is gone, his legacy continues as I now view the world through the lens of a camera.

I do not own a fancy camera, nor do I have professional training other than an intro to art class and an art history class in college. My photographs, however, I feel reflect my love of nature and the natural talent God has given me to let others experience that beauty which, indeed, is in the eye of the beholder. The ancient Greeks believed it. Shakespeare expressed this sentiment in Love's Labours Lost, and Ben Franklin asserted this belief in Poor Richard's Almanack.

For 36 years I used my creativity in the classroom to teach English, but now that I am retired, I have found a new creative outlet in my photos almost to the point of obsession. At some point I hope to take some classes in photography, but in the meantime, I experiment on my own and share pictures with friends on facebook. It is because of encouragement from my friends that I am here sharing my photo collection that I have unofficially named “Eye of the Beholder” with a larger audience.

In 1742 in his Essays Moral and Political, David Hume wrote, "Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them." I wish you happy contemplation of those things I find beautiful.


 

Snow-eating Squirrel by Jean Wright

 

Balanced Rocks BW by Jean Wright

 

Ornamental Kale by Jean Wright

 

Woodpecker in Winter by Jean Wright

 

Sasanqua Camellia by Jean Wright

 

Santa Vinny by Jean Wright

 

Frisco Pier 2015 B and W by Jean Wright

 

Conservatory During Garenfest of Lights 2017 by Jean Wright

 

Conservatory at Dusk by Jean Wright

 

Peacock 2017 by Jean Wright

 

Gardenfest by Jean Wright

 

Lewis Ginter Sunset by Jean Wright

 

The Tree House by Jean Wright

 

On the Road Again by Jean Wright

 

Lower Yellowstone Falls BW by Jean Wright

 

Fancy Shell by Jean Wright

 

Smile by Jean Wright

 

Happy Birthday Sunset by Jean Wright

 

Ode to Ichiko by Jean Wright

 

Have Pug Will Travel by Jean Wright

 

Man's Best Friend by Jean Wright

 

Coffee Mug by Jean Wright

 

Steam Locomotive by Jean Wright

 

Horny Toad Lizard by Jean Wright

 

Curveball Quote by Jean Wright

 

Babe Ruth Quote by Jean Wright

 

Sunset Greeting by Jean Wright

 

Growing Up by Jean Wright

 

Peacock Tail Feathers by Jean Wright

 

Christmas Angel Greeting by Jean Wright

 

Seas and Greetings by Jean Wright

 

Christmas Shell Angel by Jean Wright

 

Drink, Anyone? by Jean Wright

 

Up Close and Personal by Jean Wright

 

Hibiscus and Bud by Jean Wright

 

Giant Water Lily Blossom by Jean Wright

 

Giant Water Lily Pads by Jean Wright

 

En Garde by Jean Wright

 

Yellow-berried Nightshade by Jean Wright

 

Screaming Gull by Jean Wright

 

Sunset Sundogs Black and White by Jean Wright

 

Red Hibiscus by Jean Wright

 

Iris Bird's Eye View by Jean Wright

 

Raindrop on Rose Bud by Jean Wright

 

Raindrops on Iris by Jean Wright

 

Tropical Hibiscus by Jean Wright

 

Sex on the Beach Hibiscus by Jean Wright

 

Yellow Rose of Friendship by Jean Wright