Friday, November 14, 2014

Point of view

Life is all about perspective. In time, I've come to understand this simple fact. At 50 thousand feet we all look the same. But a closer look reveals that none of us are exactly alike.

I shot several frames of fall foliage earlier in the week and settled on one particular picture to post here for you.

But tonight as I scanned my recent photos, I came across the frames I didn't pick that day, and an idea twinkled, slightly out of focus,  at the edge of thought.

At the moment I chose the earlier picture, I thought it was the best view, but upon reflection, I wonder.

What is the best view?  Some people like the wide view that shows the entire picture so they can get a sense of the time, place, and feel of the picture.

Others like all the distractive elements cropped out leaving a more austere picture that represents the essence of the subject.

The point is this: Almost everything we hear, see, feel, touch, or taste can be rubbish or exquisite. It depends upon your point of view.









10 comments:

  1. You're so right.
    JB

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  2. Both are naturally beautiful Rick! :)

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  3. My mom used to live on a creek that went out to a river on the Chesapeake Bay. She named her home "Point of View." That was my favorite point of view. This brought back that memory. Thanks!

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  4. I prefer the first one; it has a stronger composition.

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  5. I love almost all your pictures--you have a good eye for composition!!

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  6. I also like the first one and you are right we are all individuals with our own experiences and this makes us all different..........and all the same. lol

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  7. Perspective is everything. And different for everyone.

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  8. I'm not sure what this says about me but I'm all for the second shot...both are good but I like the "up close and personal" view I guess!

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  9. Stunning pictures my friend! Love your pictures. The colors are always so vibrant!

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  10. Point of view can change everything...for the better or the worse! Your picture is lovely!

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