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aladyforty Jun 14, 2004 11:47 PM

Our local photography club has competitions run each month and this month the subject is "dramatic viewpoint" mean from a different viewpoint or angle. Do you think this shotwould apply, it's a plant shot from directly overhead.

calr Jun 15, 2004 12:45 PM

Wow! Have you colored that image since you first posted it. I like the earlier one better.

Anyway, to answer your question, I don't think so. A straight down shot of a flower is probably one of the more common views. Unfortunately, a straight down shot does not reveal as much detail as a side-angle or a shot looking up. I don't know if the flower or others like it still exist, but I would try shooting from a low angle for a more dramatic view. If the flowers are gone or you don't have time, I would submit your original picture.

aladyforty Jun 15, 2004 9:26 PM

thanks, I think I will find another subject:-)

ImKayd1 Jun 15, 2004 9:34 PM

Just being different again. When shooting something round I think this is the best view. I like the photo. Don't forget, only 2 responses here. Print it and show it around to other photo types for feed back.

I really liked your fruit on a light table. Improve on that one as it's definately a different angle.


aladyforty Jun 16, 2004 1:42 AM

I was thinking of these two

calr Jun 17, 2004 12:27 PM

That doorknob shot is fantastic. It gets my vote.

aladyforty Jun 17, 2004 9:14 PM

I like the plant one for this exercise, mainly because the viewpoint IS different, you dont normally look at plants on an everyday basis from a lying down position. The aim of the competition this month is to see things from a different viewpoint. I can submit the two though.

ImKayd1 Jun 18, 2004 2:11 AM

If you use the door knob don't forget to straighten the horizon line (or in this case the screw attach thingies). It's by far the more unusual angle.


aladyforty Jun 18, 2004 5:39 AM

I did try in photoshop but cant seem to do it :(

aladyforty Jun 18, 2004 5:41 AM

By straightening it the doorknob seems to get cropped too much, I will crop the photo after I print it and when it is framed in cardboard.

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