With the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from Kindergarten Cop urging, “get down!” in my head, I ventured out this week, my mission: to concentrate on photographing from a different angle. The Redondo Beach pier as my muse I began and caught this couple as I approached. I crouched down and click. . .
let the fun begin. Simple things can take on a new perspective when addressed from a different angle. Items look larger and have more presence when photographed from down low.
and making a point to step to the side as opposed to approaching from straight on
can add interest to a photo.
I slowly became aware of many pelicans out and about.
Suddenly, there is a commotion of flapping wings and pelicans running to one area.
A fisherman’s catch is fair game to the pelicans.
There were pelicans trying to steal the fish from each other as well as getting tangled and caught up in the fishing line and lures. All the while, I was sitting on my heels clicking away.
After suffering a couple of bites trying to retrieve his catch and even though disappointed at his loss, the fisherman worried about the pelicans welfare and freed the snagged birds. After the commotion died down, it became apparent there were two more stuck together by a hook.
Luckily, with the help of a bystander, they were freed.
When one looks at something from a different angle it can change one’s perception and add interest.
I urge you to use Arnold’s “get down” line as your mantra this week, and you can experience a new perspective yourself.
Have fun with it.