Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

Again the series of posts devoted to photography as visual storytelling have inspired me to start thinking about this week’s photo challenge, An Unusual POV in advance of the challenge.  I often look at photos taken from strange positions and like how they look, and regularly end up lying down on the ground to take photos.

This week Lynn Wohlers wrote about taking photos from an unusual angle, and thought about how I often do this when photographing somewhere I regularly visit and photograph, the most obvious being my garden!

Langstone bridge is a place I photograph every time I visit, I like how the lines of the bridge draw my eyes along it, and how the view changes with the weather, the tides and the time of day.

The Bridge to Hayling Island

The Bridge to Hayling Island, Low Tide

This time my eyes were drawn initially by the mooring piles, sticking out of the mud at awkward angles

Then something else caught my eye..

(Apart from the Stick)

(Apart from the Stick)

I love how the low evening light caught the colour of the rust on this trolley

I love how the low evening light caught the colour of the rust on this trolley

Earlier in the day this trolley had been barely visible, but in the early evening the sun lit up the beauty of the colours of the long forgotten resident of the beach, I had to crouch down in the slippy mud to get the right angle, and the blue sea in the background.  It would have been very embarrassing if I had fallen over, but luckily I managed to stay upright!!

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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27 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    I can easily picture you crouching to get that shot, and yes, it wouldn’t have shown up as well against that rocky ground, and…aren’t you persistent! 🙂


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  6. Grannymar says:

    I love the trolley. My hair was that colour a very long time ago! I have been known to get down on my hunkers or sit on the ground at times to get the angle I want. The trouble then is getting back up again… I need to roll over onto my knees and then stop laughing at myself….!


  7. Al says:

    Enjoyed your photography. (Of course you know I’m a sucker for any post with Wilson in it). I couldn’t help but think that 500 years from now, when humans will get all their food from a pill, they will uncover that shopping cart and say “what in the world was that ever used for.”

    P.S. I thought a trolley was an electric rail car that carried people around town? Oops. Here it is in my Brit usage dictionary:[Brit] A handcart that holds groceries or other goods while shopping.


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  12. blackwatertown says:

    Good photos – you clearly have an eye for photo opportunities.


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you

      I love taking photos…. Now that I have a blog I can gleefully share them without boring my family to tears… They have been pre-bored while waiting for me to frame the photo properly!


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