Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The 52-week photography project: the view from the ground

What does the world look like when you are close to the ground? What do you see when you are looking at the world at the eye-level of your knees?
Does the world change when you get down on the ground to look at the things that are there, the things that we normally overlook? The theme for week 38 was to "get low," with the instruction to view the world from a different point of view.

I took pictures in the woods, at two churches, and in the high school art room. I did find that the world close to the ground was different than the world at eye level when standing.
One way it was different was that it was more fragmented. I saw the bottom of things, but I didn't see much else.
This included people, furniture, and toys. I was very aware of people's feet. Their footwear was quite interesting, as well as attractive.
Another way was how I saw the natural world.
I saw ground cover readily but struggled with trees.
You have to look up to truly enjoy trees. You have to look up to truly enjoy the sky. You have to look up to see people.

Nevertheless, I truly enjoyed the experience of viewing the world from a different perspective.

Next week: A new theme and a new set of pictures. Come back and visit again.


Alana said...

I remember, as a child, looking at ants, anthills, fallen leaves, and so much more from a lower level It was good t revisit that view.

Ls said...

The pictures look lovely from a different point of view especially the nature images. Beautiful colors.

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Bottoms up!

Shilpa Garg said...

What an interesting project! So good to see things from a different angle!!