Monday, November 3, 2008

Perspective

I'm practicing perspective in photography. Thanks to all you professional photographers out there who are opening my newbie eyes to this interesting aspect of your craft. Where I stand to take a photo matters. Like this photo. It looks like the Old County Courthouse on the right is taller than the BB&T Tower on the left. Wrong! The BB&T Tower - well, it towers over everything. A different angle would give a different perspective. But to someone who knows the reality (Hello, Hope! Hello, Leedra! Hello, Farm Chik!), I hope this photo will amuse you.

I also like the new and old rubbing architectural shoulders.

10 comments:

Bibi said...

Hi thre! I haven't been around in ages and I'm sorry. I've just now browsed through the backlog of your photos and now of course I can't comment on each one....:<( I do like this perspective one; it's fun to play around with a different angle from time to time!

Hilda said...

You definitely fooled me! Love that! And like you, I also like old and new buildings together — makes for a very interesting skyline.

Jim said...

I do like the contrast between new and old. Brick and glass. Nice shot.

Leedra said...

And they say pictures don't lie.

Hope said...

Hi Knoxville Girl...a great photo love the perspective you are practicing on! I looked up and saw this same view just a few days ago when I walked over to the old courthouse for early voting! I'm glad you took this photo!

Tanya said...

It's a gorgeous photo and I would never have guessed that the BB&T building was bigger. Trickery at its finest!

Virginia said...

A little tomfoolery never hurts. I love the old/new thing. In Paris I guess I'll be shooting the old/older thing!HA

marley said...

Good job! I too like the old and new in architecture. Often new buildings look awful but alongside old classics they seem to improve.

babooshka said...

Obviously I could prattle on about the juxtaposed ancient and modern, the imposing skyline, how the eye and brain are hoodwinked blah blah. Just damned fine photography. Continue.

Tash said...

wow - you got me on that one. beautiful photo of beautiful buildings