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?

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

My favourite five creative takes on this theme:

Bluebrightly

hamburg und mee(h)r

filling my bag with gear

Ron Mayhew’s Blog

SPH3RE

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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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