Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

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.

A medieval Roman road.

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 the side of a cliff at part of Lindisfarne 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.

A close up view of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland.

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 on Elgin Cathedral from way up high.

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.

A black and white photo of the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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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