A Lesson In Perspective

When You Can’t Change The View

Water Over The Dam by Jann Alexander ©2016
Water Over The Dam by Jann Alexander ©2016

Change Your Perspective

Another Perspective: Water Over The Dam by Jann Alexander ©2016
Another Perspective: Water Over The Dam by Jann Alexander ©2016

Standing back sometimes has its advantages . . . you can see the big picture, take it all in, work out a plan of action.

But what you gain in your wide vantage point may make you lose sight of a more unique perspective.

Take a waterfall, for example. Sure, it’s pretty. But a photograph of it from faraway is pretty predictable. And it’s not like you can change the view.

What you can change, though, is your perspective. You could look down on the water splashing over the dam, instead of directly at the waterfall.

When you stand atop a waterfall, focus tight and shoot down, the new perspective will surprise you. Pleasantly.

As Maya Angelou wrote,

If you don’t like something, change it.

If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

And that wisdom applies equally well to your photographs and your life. 

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  1. This is a great lesson, Jann. We had a motto at the bridge that is in direct contradiction to this post, “Don’t step back and admire your work.”

    Seriously though, moving a few feet in any direction can make a world of difference in what can be seen and photographed.

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