For this week’s Lens-Artists challenge, Patti has asked us to ‘change our perspective’ when it comes to taking photographs. As she describes in her post, our first instinct is often to stand in front of our subject and shoot at eye-level, rather than working from a variety of angles to achieve the best and most unique perspective.
I have sorted through my files for photographs that I felt were shot with a unique perspective. Here are my entries for this week.
Getting down low: While exploring the grounds around Huntly Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, I came across this really cool fragment of old medieval road. Before the 17th century, it was the road that led to the castle.
Looking up: This is Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island in England. The castle sits atop 98′ high Beblowe Crag. I love the way the blue sky and the clouds enhance the scene.
Up close: Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge is an impressive long-span suspension bridge constructed from 39,000 tons of steel. It is a mile and a half in length, contains 125,000 cubic meters of concrete, and enough tensile steel wires in its main cables to circle the world 1 1/4 times!
Looking down: Elgin Cathedral in Elgin, Scotland takes on an entirely new perspective when viewed from up high. Begun in 1224, this cathedral was the principle church for the bishops of Moray.
Playing with color: This photo was taken just outside of the Edinburgh Castle esplanade on the Royal Mile (Scotland). The Royal Mile is composed of four different sections of road; this section is Castlehill, and it is thought to be the oldest original settlement in the city.
This is an example of how playing with color can change a photo. The original (and larger) color photo is about as boring and ordinary as you can get. A little tweaking, though, and it gives the scene an entirely new perspective.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week, and I’ll see you again soon.
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20 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective”
These photographs are all great and work well for each category.
Thanks, Darlene. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use that medieval road photo. 🙂 I think you should join in these weekly challenges. You have so many wonderful photos from your Spanish adventures.
Maybe I will! Thanks.
Terrific choices Wendy – loved your down low image. Really felt like I was part of the scene.
Thank you! I’ve been waiting for an excuse to post that one. 🙂
Nice Choices Wendy!! I often turn colored images to black and white to add a different perspective.
Thanks! It really does change it up, doesn’t it?
Awesome! Love the Elgin Cathedral!
Thank you! I’ll write a post about Elgin Cathedral eventually. That one is going to take some time to put together.
That shot of the fragment of medieval road in Aberdeenshire – very cool! Maybe someday I’ll see it in person. My father’s father was born in Aberdeen, in 1884, George Sutherland Low. He emigrated to Canada, then moved south to Spokane, Washington, USA. Small world after all 🙂
And, I love the Beblowe Craig shot, with those white cloud flying in a perfectly blue sky. Congrats!
That’s really neat! My dad’s side of the family comes from the area on the England/Scotland border (mainly Northumberland) and also sprinkled elsewhere throughout Scotland. My mother was a Stewart but I haven’t gotten anywhere in my ancestry search with that line.
Medieval road fragment in Aberdeenshire – Love it – and looking up Beblowe Craig to a gorgeous blue sky with white clouds flying through. Very nice.
Thank you, Christine!
Nice selection, Wendy. Love the skeleton of the cathedral.
Thanks so much! Elgin is seriously cool. I’ll do a post about it one of these days.
Great choices! I like the look down image of the cathedral.
Thanks, Amy. 🙂