Perspective - sky through the trees

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Perspective (unusual angles)

Sometimes it’s just fun to take photos from a different perspective … but sometimes perspective can also help us to show an additional concept or aspect of the subject of a shot.

In my header shot above, I was shooting at the sky, but my subject was the tree tops that encircled me. I was an insignificant dot in a very tall landscape. I also loved the contrast between the silhouetted beech twigs and the muted greens of the background pines.

My next two shots are from a family trip to St Mary’s Lighthouse at Whitley Bay a few Summers ago. The steps inside gradually become steeper and steeper as you climb until eventually the steps you are climbing become very narrow as you near the top.

My intrepid explorers climbing the steep lighthouse steps
My intrepid explorers climbing the steep lighthouse steps

From the angle of my photo and the position of our boys climbing up, you can judge the steepness of the steps.

Looking up - St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
Looking up – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay

My purpose in this photo was to capture the essence of just how far we climbed to the top of the lighthouse.

Fenwick's Christmas Window display 2014 - Down the rabbit hole
Alice falls down the rabbit hole

Now for a fun shot to finish off my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. This is Alice falling down the rabbit hole, on her way to Wonderland. Here in Newcastle we have a large department store called Fenwicks and every year at Christmastime their main display windows are given over to a large-scale animated display. Last Christmas we were treated to some classic scenes from Alice in Wonderland. When I saw the theme for this week’s challenge was perspective with unusual angles, this was the first shot that came to my mind.

I hope you enjoy my unusual takes on perspective. Do take a look at how others have interpreted Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.

J Peggy Taylor

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19 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Perspective (unusual angles)

    1. It certainly was a long climb up! The boys bought badges in the shop afterwards that say, “I’ve climbed St Mary’s Lighthouse” – just to remember it 🙂

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