|I didn't see the bird in this picture till later....by Mary Denman|
Then I saw a plane whose con trail looked so stark against the sky. I took both those shots before I left my driveway!
What's my point?
Sometimes, you can capture awesome pictures just by looking straight up or down! It's a perspective people don't really think to utilize.
Let's look at some more examples!
|Airplane condensation trail (con trail) by Mary Denman|
I couldn't believe how clear the trail was.
It certainly makes a strong statement for a photo!
|Weeping Cherry Tree by Mary Denman|
This shot was taken while I was standing under a Weeping Cherry Tree and looked straight up. I love the layers of clear blossoms mixed with the out of focus ones.
|Fun guys who took a trampoline up on top of the mountains!|
While I technically wasn't looking straight up for this shot, I had to include it for the unexpected factor!
We were up on the Parkway when we saw these guys having a blast! They drove up with a trampoline in their car, set it up and had music blaring.
They were having so much fun. I took pictures with their camera and then mine.
|Roadside flowers by Mary Denman|
I took pictures of these flowers by the side of the road. They were down around my feet, so I stooped down to get this shot.
I loved the soft pink of the one flower in contrast to the intense yellow and greens behind it.
By looking down, I got this great shot.
So what's this at my feet?
Well, it's a special picture to me.
|Geological marker on the Parkway by Mary Denman|
You see, years ago, my dad, a civil engineer, taught me about geological markers.
They're embedded in bedrock and have been surveyed to an exact point on the earth.
This folks is how location was determined long before GPS and satellites! The reason it's in bedrock is so that it won't move, except by earthquake. There's your free history lesson!
I have a collection of pictures of these markers where ever I can find them! I saw one right in front of Notre' Dame in Paris! Amazing what you see when you look down.
TIP: Look up and down to find unique angles to take interesting photos!
Which is your favorite shot? And what's your most interesting up or down picture?
Grab your camera and try it out!
Hope this tip helps!
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