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Old Aug 20, 2015, 9:49 PM   #1
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Default August challenge – Perspective

1st off let me profoundly apologize for being late in this month’s challenge. I will explain in another post.

For this month’s challenge I am picking perspective. Because I’m so late in posting this month’s challenge and it is a little technical I would say that we should open up the photo to the last 12 months as opposed to the last month.

When you take a photo, of course the 1st thing you have to decide on is what to take a photo of. From there most people decide on things like framing, exposure, composition, etc. These are all important things but truthfully the next thing you must decide on is where to stand. This is the perspective of the photo. Moving your perspective point a lot or even very little can profoundly change the photo. Perspective is not only moving side to side or even up and down but quite often more importantly closer or farther from the subject. Once you have chosen your perspective point you are then free to pick your framing (choose your lens length) and all of your other photographic aspects.

As I am running so late in this post I will just point to some examples from my Flickr account to hopefully demonstrate perspective.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/1...ocy6/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/5...0448/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/7...0448/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/6...0448/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/6...0092/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/8...0092/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/8...0092/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazt/1...0092/lightbox/

Lastly (at the very real risk of being pretentious) here is a barely acceptably written article on perspective.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles...istortion.html



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Old Aug 20, 2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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Interesting topic and a good article! Lets see what we can do!
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Old Aug 22, 2015, 6:57 PM   #3
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Just a place holder until I find an image, Perspective in vision and insight into what it was like to fly in WW2, hard to believe how small those old bomber were and how small the airmen had to be to get into many of the gunner positions. Shot with my Pentax Q7 and Fisheye lens

Looking back to the tail gunner position on a B24 Bomber

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Not exactly the best picture in the world, I may change it later on. But in the meantime, here's a big Jeep:

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I think I will change my image, shot this week with my K30

20150826-IMGP8949 by Hans Nikesch, on Flickr
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It’s the beginning of the month and time to vote again. Soon after I posted this month’s challenge I was again called a way for work. I just returned last night and was pleasantly surprised to find, even though it was a short month, that people have risen to the challenge and presented us with a challenge of our own to choose between these very fine photos.

Let the voting begin.

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For me it goes to gfurm that shot really hit the subject
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I'm going to vote for nhikesh's airplane.
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hnikesch gives the most unique perspective imho.
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