A point of view

Having just returned from New Zealand with a batch of photos, it is interesting to see what drew my eye and how that fed into the different perspectives.

Shooting Upwards or the worm’s eye view

With all the mountainous and rock face views the landscape had to offer, my eye was inevitably drawn up

but standing within a bamboo grove or under a tree fern also captures the attention

Shooting Down or the birds eye view

I try to remember to look beneath the feet – and shooting down on a subject produces a strong image and interesting geometric patterns and shapes in the details

Shooting from the hip

This is something I rarely do as I never seem to get the angle right nor the focus but it can have impact

Shooting through a frame
Shooting from a low view point

The times I regret my age and lack of agility is when I want to shoot something from a low perspective. The best I can do is half bend but sometimes the subject is on elevated ground which give a faux impression of a low viewpoint

the path was lower than the lupins so I only had to bob down for this shot!
I did go eye to eye though with this duck and used a bench to haul myself up again!
happily this duck sat alongside me on the bench for an eye to eye view
Postscript:
I am only just starting to write up my New Zealand travel blog – see Point of Farewell
Joining Patti with her Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Change your perspective

30 Comments on “A point of view

  1. Whichever point you’re shooting from, above, below, eye to eye, low, high…. your perspective is gorgeous! Welcome back! 🙂

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  2. Excellent. Many great views. Duck, framed, ‘fern tree’ are favorites.

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  3. Your shots are great, Laura. I especially like your set “shooting from a low view point.” That gravestone and the duck are marvelous.

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    • Thank you Patti especially since those low angles are such a challenge for my knees/ and thank you too for the prompt

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  4. LOL for the duck who joined you on the bench Laura. Perhaps he was a senior duck! Lovely images, didn’t you simply LOVE NZ? I’m also with you on the hip shots – never quite mastered it. Yours is beautiful

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    • thanks for the feedback Tina – the duck was a very serene senior 🙂
      those hip shots have at least the value of spontaneity – warts and all!
      YES ❤ NZ

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  5. ♥ NZ too, and looking forward to more of it from you! Great perspectives there, Laura – love the duck portrait and the tree fern especially. Can’t get enough of NZ…

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  6. Gorgeous photos from New Zealand, Laura! I love the looking up of the trees and looking down to the ocean and looking at the ducks. They are all wonderful. We didn’t go to New Zealand when we went to Australia. We’ll be going back to Australia and also go to New Zealand in our next trip.

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