Weekly Photo Challenge : Perspective

This week’s photo challenge is Perspective.

We get different perspective of the same object if it is viewed from different angles, different light condition, different background, through different framing.  In photography, the same object may have different perspective if the degree of exposure, contrast, colors, zooming etc. are adjusted.

Here is an image taken in Angkor Wat, Cambodia while looking up a long flight of steep steps. It is also a truncated view of the whole temple. From this perspective, there is no way to know how big or high is the temple, how the steps are related to the whole temple and to the surrounding.DSC_0179

The next image shows the front view in its entirety and how the temple relates to the surrounding. However, from this perspective, we still don’t know what the side view is like, we have no idea as to the dimensions or scale of the sides of the temple.DSC_0177

The third image was taken to show the side view, it enables the reader to have a 3D appreciation as to what the temple is like instead of just giving a partial or truncated view.DSC_0178

However, pictures are not taken just to show what the reality is like.  We need pictures to show what is interesting, to show what was on the photographer’s mind and what he wants to portray.

Hope you concur with my perspective of Perspective!

37 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Perspective

  1. Wow, this is fabulous! The first image really does add a great deal to how I see the second one. And I think the first is my favorite. Great work!

  2. I think you’re spot on with perspective. Great photos and I agree that they all carry an insight into the photographer’s mind.

    • Hi, great to hear from you. While you look forward to my posts, I would also like to say that I look forward to your precious historical photos. Thanks for the encouraging comment!

  3. Great choice, Michael … that is older than me .. and still green *smile – Amazing what they have been able to build without any machines or tools as such – I feel so humble when I see things like this.

  4. Great perspectives Michael, sometimes we need to stop and look closer at the photo to see what the photographer is really saying/seeing.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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