Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunday stills: Go Low, Looking High


I was at a downtown restaurant, and this chimney jutted out of the roof. I had to go pretty low to take this photo.

I went under this bi-lingual THANK YOU sign, and decided if I went right under it, I won't be able to see the words. So I took two photos.


On top of the Mt Eden volcano, is this summit marker. It is a hollow tetrahedron and I bent down low to take the photo.


The flowing leaves and branches of the willow tree should make an interesting photo. I went right below the leaves and feel the cascading leaves on my face.
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I looked up, and saw this green praying mantis. I have a love affair with praying mantises especially with a golden rare one. Two came to my house in Singapore and cause great excitement among the scientific world.,




Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Go Low, Looking High

This may be a bit of a challenge to those folks who can’t get down to ground level so get creative and look for things at waist or shoulder high and shoot up from there.

Have fun…Ed

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23 comments:

thomas said...

This chimney looks unique,blended nicely with the glass roof.

Bangchik said...

to go low and look high is a sweet way to view things.... it gives a different perspective as going high and look low.....

~bangchik

Icy BC said...

Unique perspective, Ann, in these photos! Some times, we have to do that: go low, look high!

LV said...

A great variety post today. I enjoyed seeing all those interesting places. Thanks for visiting.

gtyyup said...

Great job with this week's challenge!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, now i see why you had a volcano on your mind. I loved seeing the praying mantis.

Ah Ngao said...

the yellowish golden mantis are quite rare.you're lucky mademoiselle...

chloephotography said...

really like the tree shot ann :)

Cheryl said...

This is a great set of stills. I love the angles you chose.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Okay Ann, I made an amendment to my Aquatic Scenic Sunday. I owe you my thanks. Cannot leave comment to your Scenic Sunday because it is Embedded Below Post.

Regular Guy said...

Like your shots. The chimney going through the glass ceiling is terrific. The leave shots are nice too, almost feel them myself.

Beth said...

Love the chimney!

I also love praying mantis! They are such interesting creatures!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Well done! I've never heard of a golden praying mantis before. Great find!

Patty said...

I love your subjects and your take on take on things. I like to shoot on the ground, though I do carry a ladder with me in case I need to go high.

How is the weather there? It is hot and humid today, but the breeze from the bay keeps keeps us from fainting. Heehe.

Brenda said...

I loved looking up through the willow branches and seeing the sky!

Michelle said...

Great shots and good variety of topics!

theegggather said...

I think you got it just right. Really like the chimney shot.

Cheryl said...

I like this post very much, fun to take photos this way.

Peaceful Girl said...

These are great! I especially like the first one and the praying mantis. I would love to photograph one of those!! ;)

Ed said...

Very well done, great shots, the mantis means you will have good luck for the rest of the year..:-)))

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Just something for you to laugh:
I went low to take a shot of sunset on my Luak Bay Beach through the bars of a baby bicycle and lost my balance...some one took a shot of me resting on my bottoms in the sand....

I was glad I did not drop my camera or fall face down!!

Thanks to the pull of gravity!!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Wonderful "perspective" on the photos! Thanks for sharing!

flowerweaver said...

The first photo of the chimney is my favorite. I really like the lights in that restaurant--so sculptural. I also like the tree leaves raining down on you and the praying mantises are very cool!

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