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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.


 

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

 

Shell Threesome by Jean Wright

 

Springtime Cottage Garden by Jean Wright

 

Flowering Almond by Jean Wright

 

Tulips by Jean Wright

 

Lion's Tail Salvia by Jean Wright

 

Fern Fiddleheads by Jean Wright

 

Dainty Orchid by Jean Wright

 

Fothergilla and Tree House by Jean Wright

 

Spring Blossoms at the Conservatory by Jean Wright

 

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly by Jean Wright

 

Springtime at the Conservatory by Jean Wright

 

Pink Hellebore by Jean Wright

 

Hellabore Collage by Jean Wright

 

Orchid Collage by Jean Wright

 

Pink Hellabore by Jean Wright

 

Sea of Violas by Jean Wright

 

Pink Lenten Rose by Jean Wright

 

Dancing Lady Orchid by Jean Wright

 

Rosey Cupid by Jean Wright

 

Colonial Kitchen Still Life by Jean Wright

 

82 Degrees on February 12 by Jean Wright

 

Weight of the World by Jean Wright

 

Aiken's Morgan Fountain by Jean Wright

 

Morgan Fountain by Jean Wright

 

January Crocuses by Jean Wright

 

More Happy Shells by Jean Wright

 

Snowy Lane by Jean Wright

 

Red Beauty by Jean Wright

 

Living Color Bubbles by Jean Wright

 

Happy Birthday Bubbles by Jean Wright

 

Living Color Season's Greetings by Jean Wright

 

Conservatory at Night by Jean Wright

 

Merry Peacock by Jean Wright

 

Conservatory at Sunset by Jean Wright

 

Living Color Christmas Tree by Jean Wright

 

Peacock by Jean Wright

 

Happy Thanksgiving by Jean Wright

 

Living Color Reflection by Jean Wright