A Different Perspective

This is my second response to a photo challenge this week: that’s what happens when you get a bee in your bonnet.  I’ll settle down soon, don’t worry.

This time, Patti invites us to change our perspective when taking a photo.  Don’t just stand, point, shoot, she suggests.  Crouch, squat, get above the action, take a tour round it.

The weather being what it is, I can’t get out much with my camera, so these are all from the archives.

This first one is perhaps my favourite, taken in Gloucestershire.  I had to lie at the edge of a flower bed to get this shot of a house barely glimpsed through the ox-eye daisies.  Photography as exercise class.

Our friends Sue and Brian’s garden at Horton.

Here are some more shots, taken in much the same way, in gardens and fields.

And here are two more.  The back end of a festive lunch, and flags at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

Click on any image to view the caption, and to see it full size.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 86: Change your Perspective


Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

45 thoughts on “A Different Perspective”

  1. Oh yes, I think these are all very successful. I hope you do more, however, it can be tricky can’t it? It’s not always appealing or possible to get down on the edge of flower beds weather, people, dogs!


  2. You successfully captured the photographs as challenged and the results are amazing. My favourite too turned out to be the house peeping through the daisies. Great job!

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  3. I enjoy taking photos like this, adjusting the perspective. And I enjoyed your collection, Margaret. Some evocative reminders of sunnier days 🙂 (Though I do think the weather is improving. Slowly…)

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  4. Beautifully captured, Margaret! I totally fell in love with the first one – but all great perspectives.


  5. Wonderful collection, Margaret! I’m delighted you joined us. I especially like your first shot through the grasses. That’s a wonderful perspective and adds a bit of mystery about “what’s beyond.”

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  6. These angles really do add context and textured layers – I really like them. A bit too muddy for you to attempt anything similar currently unless you happen to know a Walter Raleigh type to accompany you?

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      1. Isn’t it? It was a lovely day with friends, but I made an effort to bring different mood to the photos on a grey day with the promise of rain always there. 7.45 p.m. here. Tired. Achey. But feeling good after an energetic day.

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      2. Hopefully its the kind of tired and achey that leads to a good night’s sleep after a rewarding walk. Here its nearly 10 p.m. and the nearly full moon is rising in the sky and the resident fiery-necked nightjar (heard but not seen) has just tuned up and is now in full song – repeating a pretty phrase that is commonly represented as “good Lord deliver us”. (A phrase that seems rather apt for these times but we won’t go there …)

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      3. I just looked up the woodpecker to see a pic (beautiful bird), and I read that rather being up in the canopy they are usually on the trunk of trees, but move around to the other side to avoid being seen, so now I better understand. That tap, tap tapping sound can be very difficult to locate.


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