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Malaysian Eddy
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Seeing Beyond Sight Photo Challenge by Malaysian Eddy

June 17th, 2007 7:38 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Seeing Beyond Sight has partnered with SFZero to challenge you to see the world differently - with more than your eyes.

Welcome new users: SFZero is an ongoing game in which you can choose to participate (or not) after you do the Seeing Beyond Sight Challenge.

Click here for new user registration.

1. Blindfold yourself.
(wear shades or tape your eyes shut)

2. Go out in public and make your way in the world.
(go 1 block, 1 hour or 1 roll of film; go with a friend or alone; make up your own process)

3. Photograph things you notice. And, just notice.
(What do you notice differently about objects, people, actions, interactions?)

4. Embrace the whole experience as much as the picture taking.
(Engage. Have a conversation with people you encounter. Take it all in.)

5. Share your story.
(For each photograph write a caption about your experience - a few lines or several paragraphs if you want.)

6. Challenge some friends to do it.
(email them the link:

Please don't post all the pictures from your shoot, but chose 1 to 3 that are the best images or are most telling of your experience. Caption the photos describing something about your experience - that is as important as the image itself. Longer stories are welcomed and may be added to

If you depend on your eyes to get around, then it is hard not to use them. Although you can tell us about how difficult it is to be blind, focus more on what you noticed about the world as you embarked on this journey.

This experience isn’t about blindness – it is about seeing, noticing and paying attention with more than your eyes.

This challenge was inspired by SEEING BEYOND SIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY BY BLIND TEENAGERS, a new book published by Chronicle Books.

This task took place on Muir Beach on an amazingly sunny day. American Idiot was with me, and helped document, while I shot my task and he also did the same task at a different location.

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Yosemite Bandana
Which I borrowed from good ol Poncho at Muir Beach
Thanks buddy
So it begins
Tie it tight
So....not exactly the best look for this felt weird!
a little assistance
Shortly after this I ran into a car...
But I forgot to take a picture of it
Tug of War with the dog who loves to smell too much
Silly me thinking he would be a great guide dog
The beginning of my journey.
Ohhh a post
I cannot promise that everything will remain in focus
Almost to "The Bridge"
The trees on the bridge
Glad I didn't fall off...
What's behind blind ol' me
I guess I got some weird looks but who cares
The Dunes. SAVE THE PLOVER!!!!!
Man do I love sunny days like this
Finally!!! On the beach!!
Poncho Got along with these cool dogs
However, They did not like each other
Even broke up a dog fight while blind
I hate breaking up dog fights...I'm always afraid I'll get bit
I didn't realize I was standing in the water.
I was surprised how warm the water was...
Nice cool water on my toes or shoes rather...
I love was fun relying on my ears and fingers
Ahhh ME!
I heart texture
Good guide dog...look how he's strugling to be free
our shadow
Everyone's just relaxing and enjoying the rays
Except for this kid who started crying
Fucking bully dog...Shoo. GO AWAY!!! I CAN"T SEE ANYTHING
and you stop egging him on Ponch
Taking off the ol shoes
This kid started crying too. Maybe it was me...
Off yet again...
Where I am headed
American Idiot's Shoes
Ya see that big rock...that's the one I was aiming for
Look at all thsoe mussles... If I was stranded here...
Did you know that I can walk on rocks while blind folded?
The joys of rock climbing...finding the right grip
What am I doing?
This rock has some cool edges
same with this one too
Blue skies = Smooth sailing
I am super daring while being blind...who knew?
Ya hungry?
It's just amazing how many there are
I kept trying to listen for the waves crashing
See...I almost had it again in this shot
This is the area where you can catch a view of some old bush
The funny part is that I was more nervous when I could see
Ahh...dryish land...I am safe!

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18 comment(s)

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posted by Ziggy C. on June 17th, 2007 8:04 PM

Wow, that first out of focus photo literally makes me feel dizzy..

Wonderful photos. Looks like a great time!

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posted by K! on June 17th, 2007 8:05 PM

Who took the pictures of you? Just curious.

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posted by Ink Tea on June 17th, 2007 8:33 PM

Wow. That's a lot of pictures.

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posted by Fonne Tayne on June 17th, 2007 9:59 PM

cheers for plovers!

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on June 17th, 2007 10:02 PM

Opps...I forgot to put a link....American Idiot was with me and took pictures of me on my adventure!

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posted by Fonne Tayne on June 17th, 2007 10:02 PM

cheers for plovers!

posted by Malaysian Eddy on June 17th, 2007 10:16 PM

Plovers totally rock!!! They're all tiny and cute.

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posted by YellowBear on June 17th, 2007 11:09 PM

You are lucky that your camera survived the rock walking + wave splashing. I would have been afraid. Great documentation of the outing

posted by Lank on July 1st, 2007 4:36 AM

I love the off-kilter photo of the bully dog in mid-leap. Rawk.

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posted by travelbug on July 30th, 2007 8:07 PM

where's the fog?

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on July 31st, 2007 12:36 PM

I guess I just lucked out w/o the fog on that day....Muir Beach is pretty rad

posted by Blue on August 1st, 2007 9:25 PM

your cross the bridge… once you cross a bridge it vanishes!!!

posted by travelbug on August 4th, 2007 8:32 PM

not always.

Where be the votes!!!
posted by Blue on August 11th, 2007 4:46 PM

This Woman Bouldered Blindfolded at the beach with a camera…
If that is not vote worthy what is???

posted by Malaysian Eddy on September 25th, 2007 2:24 PM

I did boulder blindfolded!!!!
(not to toot my own horn but...I'm awesome)
I looked silly doing it too! Man, I haven't looked at this task in a long time. It's almost like looking back at pictures from middle school and wanted to groan in embarrassment!

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posted by lara black on October 18th, 2007 11:47 AM

wow wow wow!

Danger! Danger!
posted by Lincøln on October 19th, 2007 10:30 AM

YAY!! Somebody else who did something dangerous!


posted by susy derkins on October 19th, 2007 2:05 PM

That was simply delicious. The not-so-great-guide dog gets the completion to the stupendous level... At least three different animal species involved, points for barefoot, points for water, points for bruises too?