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Posted as part of #Perspective in squares photo challenge of Becky B.
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A luxurious and rather large yacht…
… until you see the bigger picture!
It’s all about perspective 😉
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For this challenge, Cheri Lucas Rowlands of WordPress, wants us to capture two images – a horizontal and a vertical version – of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete rules, but it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and the photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot.
My contribution: two versions of a part of the Oskar Hansen’s Hoover Dam Memorial.
And for dessert – as these are both from a horizontal perspective (front and back) so not really suited for this challenge, but who cares after seeing this beauty 😉 – I want to show you two different shots of this classy Old Timer at the Hackberry General Store on Route 66.
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Which version of both photos do you like best?
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The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables. Take a picture of someone as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or the foreground, the center of attention.
– so Pick challenges us.
In this photo I tried to capture the fascination on the guy’s face, while he watches the grim spectacle of a snake feeding on an (already dead) rat. It’s the way of nature, for to the snake this prey is as normal as a steak is to us: supper.
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We’re excited about this week’s photo challenge, near and far, and hope it inspires you to play with perspective, which can give sweeping images of beautiful locations more oomph and power. Perspective is what makes a flat two-dimensional image, such as a photograph, appear like it is three-dimensional. To create this effect, you can use features like diagonal lines, which converge within the frame and literally suck in the viewer.
In this photo, the cemetery of the Congregation of Mission House Saint Franciscus Xaverius in Teteringen, The Netherlands. The cemetery is now integrated in a golf course, weird but fitting. The atmosphere is subdued and very quiet.
I was triggered by the rows of crosses, leading up to the big cross at the far end of these fathers’ last resting place.
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