Leaving Valdez, we drive through the Thompson Pass, this time in daylight. Before the day is out, we will return to Anchorage. Frozen waterfalls at the gateway to the Thompson Pass Up here, the snow can fall very heavily and get very deep. At night, in heavy snowfall, with everything covered in white, often the only visual references available are the reflective panels at the ends of the marker arms above the roadway. A break in the overcast admits bright sunlight. White mountain snow against the background of brightly illuminated clouds makes for an amazing sight. Mountain ranges abound in Alaska, and our perspective affords glorious view after glorious view. Down this road leads into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. But not today.
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Frequently people land on this site with search queries like "what part of the eye corresponds to the camera shutter". With a camera, the shutter opens for a very precise amount of time and allows light to hit the film or sensor inside the camera. The closest comparison to that in the eye would be the eyelid that can open and close but its purpose is more analogous to that of the lens cap than the shutter. Shutter mechanisms come in a variety of configurations. More detailed information about camera shutters can be found in this article [Wikipedia].
Camera lenses also have a diaphragm iris [Wikipedia] which adjusts to increase or decrease the amount of the available light that can pass through it during any given period of time. This corresponds directly to the iris in the eye [Wikipedia] which serves the same purpose. I suspect many people confuse this with the diaphragm-type shutter mechanism, however both the eye's iris and that of the camera are visible through the lens while the shutter is generally inside the camera and out of sight. In modern cameras, the iris is usually fully open except at the moment when a picture is taken so it can be seen to move right about the same time as the shutter.