Well, another of life’s lessons came to me in a strange and humorous way recently!

You can be looking for something – very hard – and not see it at all. Yet, when viewed with a different lens – there it is. Revealed.

On a day off from ISTE12, a few of us went to La Jolla where @brendasherry @rebrouse and I went snorkeling in search of Leopard sharks. They are harmless, so we were bravely lying face down in the water for an hour or so – coming up for the occasional cleaning of the mask and all. I had with me a brand new underwater camera with one of those awful LCD viewfinders popular on point and shoot digital cameras. You can see VERY little when the sun is shining, light glaring off the water and you are wearing a foggy mask!

I only took about six shots I was so disgusted!

Anyway, I gave up on the photography.

We didn’t see any sharks. We saw lots of sand.

And then, when I arrived home, and moved the pictures from camera to computer – yep — there it was! As plain as day!

A shark. (Click image for better view! And, no! I didn’t Photoshop it in. I’m not that smart!)

Sometimes, methinks you need to use a different lens to see the world.