Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

bb-ostw0bb-ostw1Do you think that context changes meaning in the two shots of the same subject above? What about the two shots below?


For more entries to last week’s challenge, see The Daily Post.

My favourite five creative takes on this theme:


hamburg und mee(h)r

filling my bag with gear

Ron Mayhew’s Blog


21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

    • Gilly, your comment ended up in my spam folder!!! WP, what gives?!!!!
      Anyhow –
      Yours is such a fascinating perspective, Gilly, and so interesting, because, in traditional image grammar, the overhead shot is usually used to indicate disempowerment of the subject, whereas the low-angle shot is used to provide a sense of disempowerment to the viewer. Thanks πŸ™‚

  1. I like that you were creative with the perspective on the salad on the second photo…but I have to admit I like the first one better because I like the pretty plate. πŸ™‚

  2. point of views are so important, front view, side view, centered, off centered, from above, close-up, extreme close-up…etc, many choices and all convey an idea.
    My choices are no2 in each, more unusual and not saying everything.

  3. To me, a salad leaf is a salad leaf is a salad leaf. But the second two really had me guessing. Was it the Louvre, I thought, those channels which run alongside the pyramid? And then I saw the writing, and I thought, no, it’s a memorial of some kind. I suppose in some cases, context is almost all, isn’t it?

    • Thanks, Renee, but it is really quite easily learned from a good teacher. I am not technically proficient by any means, but have learned quite a bit about ways of looking at subjects from my husband, and then I did a course, which helped enormously. A lot of it is just about getting out there and capturing what interests you. And with digital photography, it’s never been easier to do so πŸ™‚

      • I did get myself a digital camera a few months back now but keep forgetting to take it with me when I’m out and about and then there is the whole downloading of the pics. Eventually, I hope to have the time to do more.

  4. the different shots does change the meaning of the photo, imo – the sideways salad has a bit of a sci fi feel to it (ufo beam me up Scotty πŸ˜‰ ) and the last photo has much greater impact with the names highlighted at the front.

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