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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: #86 Change Your Perspective

Taking pictures from different perspectives captures interesting images and unexpected views. When I feel unsure of how the picture will come out, I move around and experiment with shots from various angles. I’m surprised at how this trial and error approach leads to my most memorable images.

Thanks Patti for hosting this challenge…

She breaks down how to take photos from 4 separate categories: 1) getting down low, 2) looking down, 3) looking up, and 4) walking around the subject. Please take a look at her site!

Looking up: Carnivorous Pitcher Plant. It eats by luring insects into its tube with sweet smells and the slippery substance make the bugs unable to escape.
Walking around the subject: Side view capturing what a person would view sitting by the window. Historic home of Elizabeth Gamble (granddaughter of the co-founder of Proctor & Gamble) Palo Alto, CA.
Looking up: Late summer view of Redwood trees in Santa Cruz, CA.
Walking around the subject: San Diego, getting the tip top of buildings against the expansive clouds.
Walking around the subject: Tried to capture the surrounding ambiance and simplistic beauty of the lighthouse and assistant’s house on the right, Point Loma, San Diego
Looking down: Kids’ story of dinosaurs curiously investigating a ready-to-hatch egg that fell out of a crashed plane.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. I think they are Camellias. They were just blossoming and so beautiful. This place has many volunteers to maintain the garden, and their hard work shoes through these blooms. Thank you for stopping by and glad we both share an appreciation for camellias!


  1. Great shots of perspectives. I have a 10 year old camellia tree about three feet tall. The tree in your photo must be 100 years old. The last photo of the kids’s imagination is s cute.


    1. Thank you! I didn’t realize how vivid are its colors and texture so velvety on Camellia flowers. Your tree sounds lovely. I’m not sure how old the tree is in the picture but it seems likely it could be that old. I wish I had a green thumb…some people just have it in them to make trees and flowers blossom! I’ll share your comment with my kids…they will be happy!
      Thank you for stopping by!

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      1. People say I have a green thumb. I think I got it from my dad, something I’m thankful for. I have four fruit trees, 30 rose bushes, 10 date palm trees plus other bushes and flowers. I love gardening.
        I have a two and a half years old granddaughter, so I know they learn from playing.
        Yes, please tell your kids I love they toy sotry!

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      2. Thank you, I told my kids your comment and they were very happy. Play is a major learning tool and kids learn so much from tinkering around with their toys and making up stories. Your granddaughter’s age is so fun; super cute as they learn to talk and become more independent!
        They ask me to play all the time, but it’s hard to get into their imaginative world!
        You are lucky to have a green thumb and to have successfully grown a large variety of trees and flowers! wish I had my parent’s green thumb, but that’s not something I have.
        Have a great weekend, and thank you for stopping by!

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      3. You’re welcome. I guess I’m around kids long enough from my teaching and school administration job, talking and asking questions helped me understand their imagination. Yes, asking question and let them tell you the story and then ask more questions in the story is all you can do!


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