Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge
With a bunch of roses and a Nikon D90 battery,
I found inspiration for
CCYC – Perspective.
All photos were taken with my
Nikon D7100 and Sigma 18-250 zoom lens
set at 18mm.
In each photo I have tried to keep the top
of the roses and their reflection in the photo.
however, it looks huge compared to the jug/vase.
Also note how it compares with a regular kitchen chair.
Halfway to the roses – about 80cm – and
the battery begins to appear normal in size.
Another 30 -40 cm and my battery is
starting to look like it may fit in the camera.
Sitting alongside the jug and the grey battery is almost ‘lost’.
In all shots the chair size and roses have
remained static in size.
Did you also notice that the roses were nearly level
with the top of the window.
That window is 180 cm / 6 feet high.
The stems are not that long! 🙂
However, with the camera sitting
on the table and an 18mm lens the
flowers appear much taller than they are.
So another deceptive perspective
Perspective is something to be aware of when
taking family or group photos.
Recently we had a family photo taken.
The person taking the photo decided,
for reason best know to himself, to move to our right.
Number 1 son was standing on the right extremity,
while I was on the left extremity of the group.
Photographer takes the shot after moving to our right
and suddenly yours truly is no longer a centimetre
shorter than Number 1 son.
I appear head and shoulders shorter than
nearly all of the family.
By the way…I hope everyone has a
Happy Valentine’s Day.