“Beauty of the Unseen” – Photo by Charlie Kirby
In creating this image, I started with a photograph of a person, then I copied and pasted a small section of a reflection on the wall behind them. Inspired by a phrase in a prayer by Baha’u’llah that there is a hidden secret beauty, in plain view, all around us – I got to work. I brought that small section into Photoshop and blew it up to 1920 x 1080 to find the “hidden Secret” beauty within it. Once in Photoshop, I played around with color balance, contrast, gamma and other image controls. There truly is an unseen beauty all around us and we just need to find it! If you would like to see this image in full 1920 x 1080 resolution, please click this link.
“I testify that through Thee
the sovereignty of God and His dominion,
and the majesty of God and His grandeur, were revealed,
and the Day-Stars of ancient splendor have shed their radiance in the heaven
of Thine irrevocable decree,
and the Beauty of the Unseen hath shone forth above the horizon of creation.
I testify, moreover, that with but a movement of Thy Pen Thine injunction
“Be Thou” hath been enforced,
and God’s hidden Secret hath been divulged,
and all created things have been called into being,
and all the Revelations have been sent down.”
Here is the original section, before image editing in Photoshop: