Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Down. In this case into a tree filled valley after overnight snow. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

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.

 

 

Sunlit Squirrel.

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Eye Level. In this case I got to eye level with the Redwing by photographing it from a bedroom window.

 

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective”

    1. I did quite a few in the summer and autumn of 2018. The winter shot was a continuation of the experiment when the leaves were off the trees. The motion blur and movement tags at the bottom of the post should take you to others.

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    1. Thanks Ann-Christine. It was an interesting challenge. As soon as I had posted I was thinking of other shots I could have used. Getting to eye level with a huge bull Bison would have been a nice example.

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    1. Thanks Tina. I don’t worry about squirrel droppings compared to some of the “stuff” I have laid down in. When I lived in Saskatchewan and had a pickup truck I kept a change of clothes in the truck box specifically for lying in “stuff”

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  1. I love the excellent experiments of the shots, David, especially the first photo using a fisheye lens. It looks an oil painting to me and I love oil painting. The last one at the eye level with the bird is so cute!

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    1. Thanks Patti. There doesn’t seem to be a stand out. If I recall correctly everyone who has commented has had a different favourite. It didn’t occur to me until I had posted that there was over 30 years between the various shots.

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