This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge presented by Patti is “Change your perspective,” in other words look at an image or shot from a different point of view. Take a break from the tried, true and sometimes trite perspective of straight on from your standing eye level.
“Look up and down and round about you.” ~ John Muir
“I just think that humans were created to look upward” ~ Catherine Hicks
The obvious alternative is a glance straight up.
Look! Up in the sky it’s…well it’s not Superman. But it might be…MIRA
If you happen to be walking just south of Market Street in San Francisco’s downtown and you just happen to look up you’ll meet MIRA. MIRA is a tower that looks like a portent of the next big earthquake, or maybe just the work of an architect on an acid trip. Maybe it’s a little of both but the firm Studio Gang put this design together on purpose.
A look straight up through the camera lends a greater impression of looming.
“Speak low, if you speak love.” ~ William Shakespeare
The opposite of high is….duh….low. I’m guilty, guilty of often being too lazy to get down to ground level to take a photo. You have to bend down or even lay down to get the right shot. The heck with it, my back hurts, I don’t want to get my pants dirty. Sometimes getting down gets down to a pleasing image…
Like the shot of my dog Rainey using one of my running shoes as a pillow.
The nice thing about the Irish Wolfhound is while you have to get a little lower to get a soulful image of these gentle giants you don’t have to strain your back to get it.
It’s said that “The devil is in the details,” but I say that sometimes the essence is in the details.
Sometimes the not so obvious perspective gets to the essence of the subject. Who takes a photo from the back? I do, well, sometimes. My Gordon Setter Lexi is a hunting dog by trade (though I don’t hunt). The tool of her trade is her nose and here from the back is that amazing tool.
Thank you Patti for this week’s challenging challenge.