Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the low-down

headlands colour

My husband and I were chuckling recently over our differences when we go on photo walks (sometimes we're even able to take photo walks together like in the old days, when family are visiting to keep an eye our seven year old).  He will be up trees, hanging over cliff edges, and clambering up rocky hills to get his shots.  I on the other hand am most often crouched down - or lying down - to capture the world from the perspective of my feet.  It's a vantage point that I, at almost six feet tall, don't often get to see unless I make a point of gettin' down, camera in hand and mud on my knees and elbows.

The photo above is a perfect example, taken while my hubby traipsed down a steep slippery path on the Northern California coast while I attempted to get low enough to position the light somewhat behind the amazing colour of these ice plants.

And speaking of ice,  although it was a chilly day when I took my photo, nothing could compare to the nose-nipping frostiness Tracy K. must have been experiencing as she snapped this bokeh-licious piece of gorgeousness recently.

Thanks for helping feed my love for worm's eye view shots in the flickr pool this week. 

cheers,
mosey

11.18.10 ~ More sparkle.
11.18.10 ~ More sparkle by Tracy K.

17 comments:

justine said...

wow, this is absolutely beautiful, what a gorgeous winter shot.

Kirstin Mckee said...

Gorgeous shots. The beauty of the lower down perspective is illustrated so well in them both.

maureen said...

I agree, I love 'worm's eye view' and these are wonderful examples. I look at that frosty shot, and think about someone laying on the ground to get that beautiful shot. It's just lovely but brrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

urban muser said...

beautiful shots! i love the image of you and your hub on a photo walk--climbing, hanging and crouching all over the place...

And Miles To Go... said...

those ice crystals take on a magical quality to it when taken from a worms eye view. Beautiful.

lucy said...

i had forgotten about the ice plants in california -- when i lived in carmel our school was surrounded by them, and i come home covered in ice plant goo after running and sitting and playing amongst them.

gorgeous photos, both!

Tammy Lee said...

Truly gorgeous and magical!

Tracy K. said...

Thank you so much for adding my shot...I'm very honoured! And while it has been quite cold here, it's actually a lot softer to be laying around on the ground with the padding of my ski pants and the snow, so it's all good!

Jen said...

you picked some great shots!

AnnGeeDee said...

The icy shot is just pure brilliance. I love the bright white and how it just looks so delicate.

Oliag said...

I am thoroughly enjoying all these low down photos...those ice crystals! Gorgeous!

songskatesang said...

Oh, this is lovely!

nova said...

Pretty!

Deirdre (superdewa) said...

Both beautiful shots. I really love the description of the differences in your and your husband's shooting styles.

blue elephant photography said...

wow the photos are so gorgeous =) you're so tall!

Beth Crocker said...

Oh man, that frost shot would be perfect in my new workroom! So lovely.

michel said...

oh my gosh Kim these photos are both breath-taking! wow. you stole all my words.

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