For this week’s Friendly Friday Challenge, Sarah’s topic is VIEWPOINT and the multiple perspectives in which to capture a photograph.
In these days of digital photography it’s very easy to take multiple pictures and experiment with different perspectives. Unlike film, with digital we can afford to take many pictures instead of composing the the one perfect photo in camera. The key though is taking many different photos and viewpoints, so that there is a selection to choose from in post-processing.
Having said that, there are times when I’ve never found the one perfect photo. Either my lighting was off, the mood was off, my camera … or me behind the camera, was off. Whatever the reason, I’ve had shoots where I’ve been disappointed with the quality of individual photos. However, if I had a variety of perspectives, I could salvage a visual essay.
Like this one. It’s from an outing to the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan. I remember this being a spectacular site which I endured on a spectacularly hot and humid day. My pictures were illustrative but not inspired. However, I was able to pull together a photo essay from the collection. There will be no Oscars for cinematography but it’s a nice enough video of my holiday pictures.