From Gary Greenberg’s A Grain of Sand slideshow on Scientific American.
Cathedral Cove, New Zealand.
My mom just sent this to me; the figure in the distant center is my brother, taking a breathtaking photo of his own. My parents return home from their mission in June, having served for 18 months.
Perspective makes all the difference.
This shot is from the bluff above the beaches just north of Shi Shi, on the Olympic Coast. The rock in the water to the right (overlapped by the tree) is the same as the left thumb in a previous post. That previous post, as well as those involved in the composite shot also posted earlier (and touched up by Chris, thank you very much), were all taken from the saddle to the left side of the picture, near the large outcropping with the tree on top. And I won’t bore you with the boatload of other portraits, panoramas, and other photos I took from that same spot— each as different from the others as these three are.
When confronting a potential problem or possibility, it’s a good idea to get multiple angles on it before you announce that you really understand it. The more perspectives you experience, the more complete the picture.
Two thumbs up!
Sea stacks north of Shi Shi Beach, which is part of the
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Shi Shi Beach, on the Olympic Coast, with Point of Arches on the horizon.
This is actually a composite of 2 photos.
Later I’ll post more on how I, a CS3 Dummy, composed this panorama
with Photoshop’s super-easy PhotoMerge feature.
Arch along the Olympic Coast
Getting perspective is about seeing where you came from, as well as where you’re going. I find this is as true in design as it is in life.