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Eye Contact I by ahermin Eye Contact I by ahermin
Of all the ways we communicate with people, eye contact is the most powerful. In his book, Eye To Eye: How People Interact, Dr. Peter Marsh says, "How we look at other people, meet their gaze and look away can make all the difference between an effective encounter and one that leads to embarrassment or even rejection." Whether it's a loving gaze, hostile stare, nervous glance or a refusal to look altogether, the duration of the contact (or lack thereof) reveals our interest in the other party and the situation.

According to Julius Fast in his book, Subtext, the "moral looking time" is different in different settings. With people we don't know where our personal "bubble of space" is also being invaded, eye contact hardly exists. In an elevator, on a plane or on the street, make contact if you wish, but break it immediately. Any glance longer than a brief one becomes a sign of recognition or rudeness. In general conversation, you can make eye contact for a few seconds at a time before breaking it. And in public speaking situations, glances of even longer duration are vital to getting your message across.
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WolfPhantom16 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one lucky fish. My dog would of tried to eat it already. xD This is an awesome shot. I especially love the dog's curious expression.
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OJ44 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
why the eyes though? Mah papa, bro n mahself were discussin yester bout eye contact. Why do people look at eachothers eyes, instead of lets say.. mouth? Besides being rude or el custom and all that.
If u look at someone in their eyes you can see where they are lookin, thats a good reason... but wut else?
You acknowledge them... but why the eye?
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Krass62 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wonderful photo! :clap:
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Nice shot ;)
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aliengreen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
wonderful shot...the composition's great, and the fishes and dead palms are a deft touch..
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BlackDogBarnyard Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   Photographer
I recognize that look! Great capture.
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selfrevolution Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
It's very amusing. Well executed :)
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Lost-in-decay Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful captured scene! very well done - as always!
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MomoOChaN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
awesome <3
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RainbowX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
beautiful photo. both of there expressions are priceless, especially the fishes :]
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