This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective prompt.
Patti set the challenge by inviting us to “break the habit of shooting photos at eye-level and change your perspective.”
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge. The first was a selection of photos taken at eye level to the subject which can be vastly different to the photographer’s eye-level. The second idea was a selection of photos where the camera is anything but level, pointing up or down.
I had started selecting photos for my second idea before deciding to combine the two.
Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment. Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure. The extra distortion around the edges of the photo are from using a fisheye lens. Taken last winter on one of my walks around the neighborhood.
Look Down. In this case into a tree filled valley after overnight snow. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment again. This photo was made by zooming the lens during exposure. Taken this winter very close to where I took the first Look Up photo the previous winter.
Eye Level. In this case being at eye level with this American Red Squirrel meant lying in the yard with the lens an inch or two above the grass.
Eye Level. In this case I got to eye level with the Redwing by photographing it from a bedroom window.