When I saw Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme for the week was perspective, as in an unusual angle or point of view, I saw an opportunity to play and, hopefully, learn. As a very newbie photographer, I am still unsure of the best perspective to shoot many subjects, so I thought finding an unusual one that worked could be a bit tricky.
At the Memorial Day car show in Everett, I shot a couple of cars from what felt like an odd perspective.
I tried shooting a building while standing down at the base.
And I tried shooting a begonia from behind but foliage got in the way.
Then I tried getting shots of my furry companions from down on the ground so they would look huge. Unfortunately, they turned out too dark, but not dark enough to be a silhouette.
Then I finally got over to the power lines at sunset to get the shot that had been on my mind all week: the underside of a daisy against the sunset. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to turn my ISO down and, at 1000, digital noise was obvious in all but a couple of shots.
The first of these sunset shots was close to what I was hoping to get. The second one didn’t turn out quite like I expected, but there’s something I like about it anyway. I imagine it’s how sunset appears to the bugs on the daisy stems, although who knows how their eyes really see it!
I would like to thank Cee for hosting these challenges. They provide such a great opportunity to get out to practice. Thank you, Cee, for all the hard work you put into running your challenges!