The Art of Changing Perspective
A week ago I was basking in an uncharacteristically sunny February day and took a last minute adventure out to Port Townsend for a few days because it’s one of my favorite places to spend time with my camera. Port Townsend is one of my happy places. It’s a small town with lots of boats and water and in some ways reminds me of my visits to New England when I lived on the East Coast. Monday morning roared to life. I was full of energy, up at 5:00am and on a 6:00am ferry so I could get to town in time to catch a little of the golden hour. I basked in the sun, walked along the marina docks and found inspiration from reflections.
I love the way reflections make you look at things differently. How the water becomes a mirror, but with gentle movement that softens the harsh “lens” we we normally see things through. Hard angles become soft, flowing curves. Gentle to the eyes and soul.
Reflections are a good lesson in changing perspective.
If you turn slightly, take a few steps to the side, look closer, or step back things change.
You see more of one thing or less of another. Colors change. Shapes alter.
You have control of what you see by moving and changing your perspective.
Just like I did in the images above.
It’s Monday again and today, well, it’s not sunny. I didn’t start the day with a roar. I’m not out surrendering to my wanderlust. I’m staring at a computer monitor. I’m restless. I need to change my perspective it seems to find the inspiration that is before me.
How are you feeling today? Is it time to turn slightly, take a few steps to the side, look closer, or step back to find some inspiration?
Life, photography…sometimes it’s all about the art of changing perspective.
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