FFC: Viewpoint & Perspectives

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.


  1. Lovely video, Sandy. I agree with dovalpage, you’ve chosen excellent accompanying music.

    Japan’s on my bucket list 🙂

    Do you know why the fox statues are wearing what looks like large bibs?

    BTW, I watched The Man from Toronto. Funnier than I thought it would be 🙂


    1. Japan is a wonderful place to visit. Take lots of time to explore when you go.

      According to this link, the red bibs are to protect them from disease and malevolent spirits. Interesting!

      I think I had to be the right frame of mind to watch The Man From Toronto – I enjoyed the trailer much more than film 😉 but I had fun spotting the Toronto locations. I just found a Narcity article that points to all the places, so now I have to watch the show all over again!

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      1. I knew there had to be a reason for the bibs!

        Thanks for the narcity.com link. These shots go by so quickly, no wonder we miss some of them 🙂

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  2. This is a fantastic way to combine multiple viewpoints into a coherent picture of the temple! I haven’t been here myself but had seen so many photos I thought I knew what it looked like. However you have shown me angles and details I had never previously seen 🙂

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    1. That’s the problem with popular sites – when there are so many pictures available, how to make your own interesting. Glad that you found something new here.

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