Have you ever gotten down on the ground, flat on your stomach to take a photo?
I know it may not be the most comfortable of positions, but I want to challenge you to give it a try.
That’s how I took the photo above. I was taking a walk in my neighborhood recently and saw all the leaves on the ground around this tree with the pumpkin at the base of the trunk. It looked great so I took a couple of shots with my iPhone which was all I had with me at the time. At first I was standing up taking shots from different angles. None of them really impressed me. So I decided to brave laying down (even if it meant that folks would stare at me) and try to capture what I was visualizing in my mind. It took a few tries but I finally came up with something I liked. The first ones had too much of the car in the driveway showing which distracted the eye. My final capture had a bit of the car but it was out of focus so the leaf in front of me was the main focal point with the pumpkin also showing up a bit blurred in the background. The only post-processing I did was in my mobile app, Snapseed. I used a preset too bring out the oranges and reds.
Your challenge today, get down on the ground and take a “bug’s eye view”of something and see if you can capture a compelling photo! I posted this in my FaceBook group and one of my community suggested that all I needed was a bug sitting on the leaf. She was right…I sure wish there had been a bug available!
My next challenge is to perhaps make a composite photo and add a bug? Would you like to see that? Leave me a comment below and let me know. I would love to see your photos taken from this low point of view, so head on over to my FaceBook group and post!