After a conversation regarding the beauty, depth, and texture of eyes with a friend, I was challenged to photograph them. Unfortunately, my current schedule does not allow me to do an in-depth study with specialized equipment.
However, with a flashlight I was able to illuminate the side of the eye (thereby not blinding my subjects) and photograph their eyes with a 100mm macro lens on my Canon 5D MkII.
The result, even just with the light, was spectacular. Every eye is like a fingerprint, or a snowflake. Incredibly unique and stunning.
I hope to have a chance to better perfect this process in the future, but I was thankful for this time to see why so many people want to become Optometrists.