Photography101 Blogging University

Assignment Day 7: Big & PoV

Plaza de Espana | Seville | Spain

Change your point of view – literally…

Here, I’m sharing the beauty of the Plaza de Espana from a different perspective. I’ve placed the architecture of the Plaza de Espana in the background while focusing on the lines and geometry of the floor tiles in the foreground.

The beautiful path caught my eye and I knew I wanted to empasize this, so I placed my camera (a Nikon d3100 with an 18-55mm kit lens) literally on the ground, concentrating on the symmetry of the tiles, presenting a unique perspective, rather than the everyday eye level viewpoint of this historic landmark.

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17 comments

    1. Thanks for visiting my post, yes, I agree by getting down low I saw a completely different take on a really touristic attraction. I’m hoping to produce a portfolio of the best 12 images to sell…that’s the dream…Have a great day!

      1. My pleasure! Wow I did that two days ago with my photos, i bought an album and printed 50 photos in 10×15 size! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now i have to show it around and see if i can find someone interested! Don’t give up, it can be a lot of work but it pays off if you manage to sell a few prints! Good luck and keep in touch, i’d love to know how it’s going with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment and for stopping by, it’s really appreciated! Lucky you found my post ‘cos I’ve just discovered I’ve lost one…think it had something to do with adding ‘Follow my tweet’ just after posting the assignment (I’ll never know)…looking forward to catching up with you soon. Have a nice day!

  1. Beautiful. I gifted myself with a Nikon D5200 for Christmas moving up from my Canon Power Shot ELPH 320 HS. The Nikon scares me at this beginning stage. I hope to get better before giving up. Never expect to take photos like the one shared in this post, it’s awesome. Thank you for the “like.”

    1. Hello!
      Apologies for the late reply…thank you so much for the visit and kind comment.
      I was given a Nikon d3100 shortly after my son left to work in Sydney Australia (half way round the world from the UK). I knew nothing about digital cameras and sat for hours and hours watching YouTube tutorials and reading tutorials on the Internet. For the first 12 months I was in Aperture Priority using the factory default focal length of f/5.6 simply because I was too afraid to touch any buttons, really…the latter six months I tortured myself trying to learn Manual Mode…my goal was to sell my images to the hospitality industry and I thought I needed to be big and brave and shoot like a professional! Well that finished me off….I was burnt out and could not pick up the camera for a year!
      It was only when I decided to visit Spain on a two week holiday I took my camera with me and found the love of photography again…haha…now I’m back to square one again, learning the art of blogging….

    1. Hola Michelle! Thanks for the visit and nice to meet you. I’ve just been reading through your blog posts and was transported back to my travels in Spain last year…I couldn’t help but smile at all the experiences you encountered…and the fact that you lived in Australia explains why you call ‘sweet’ shop ‘lolly’ shop….haha…my son was living & working in Oz for 2 years, he’s now on his way home via Thailand, Cambodia and Bali, I’ll be seeing him mid May…and now my daughter has informed me she wants to experience Sydney life and is leaving mid April for a year…with her flight and visa all arranged…phew…Once I figure out about links, widgets, ping backs and all stuff blog related I can’t wait to follow you but struggling at the moment to keep up with the assignment of how to blog…haha…have a great weekend! Ha luego!

      1. Glad you enjoyed your visit to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

        It’s great you captured your adventures in pictures and I look forward to exploring more. I too am learning about all the widgets! I have a follow one on the right hand side of my blog just under the main photo so if you click that you can follow me.
        Hasta luego!

  2. The moirรฉ effect of the tiles creates an impressive surrealist appearance on the landscape, and adds to the contrast which is something that I value greatly in B/W imagery.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment. So it’s called the moire effect. I have taken a shot of a building and sometimes there is an illusion of lines that bend and distort which I love but could never explain! Now that there is a name for it, I’m happy…? Wish I had an image to demonstrate what I mean…(apart from the above image)

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