Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Grounded

You're about to find out why I don't take many photos in my garden....

I love the idea of using the ground as a tripod. I have a teeny tiny tripod that lives in my camera case but as it needs a surface to rest on often I just use that surface without the tripod anyway! But I haven't tended to use the ground much as my surface, so it was fun to have a little play with the idea. Here's what happened:


These Picasa collages are so perfect for collecting and comparing experimental shots when I'm trying out something new! :-)

Let's have a closer look at one or two...

Love the unexpected bokeh in this otherwise not terribly interesting shot. If we only had a few daisies or something this might have turned out well!

Hello feet: the best part of our lawn (yes, that's the best part!) and the worst (just where The Doctor and The Girl set up a football goal when practising penalty shoot-outs)

And probably my favourites in terms of depth of field and interesting angle, even if the subject isn't all that exciting - this is something I'll try to recreate:

9 comments:

Amy said...

Well, you have a yard to photograph - I might try this on the building site ... lots of lovely linear lines - I should be in heaven! ;-)

Sian said...

You are probably like me and think that while the kids are young they need the garden ..our entire tiny patch is covered in a trampoline and a swing. Time enough for fancy planting when they've moved out.

scrappyjacky said...

Agree with Sian.....gardens are for the kids when they're young...only now am I developing a 'proper' garden.
You've still managed some interesting shots.

Gez said...

Yep! I'm in agreement. My poor flowers got bounced on more than once last summer so I decided to wait & see what reappears this time & let the kids play where I know they are safe. :)
Great shots...makes me think I'm glad I'm not tiny..that world down there would scare me!!

debs14 said...

I knew you'd have fun with anything that involved laying on the ground with your camera!
I think we all have lawns looking in the same condition. And I don't even have the 'young children ruining it' excuse!

Clair said...

Looks like you're enjoying all of that experimentation! I love 'down low' shots and often take them - because I can't be bothered using a tripod either!

Maybe another trip to the park is in order for us? x

Denise said...

I have the old children ruining it excuse for my lawn!You have got some very interesting shots there. By the way,I did your monkfish and ciabatta on rosemary skewers recipe last night, but used salmon and it was scrummy :-)

Rachel said...

I'm loving all these photo collages on everyone's blogs. Your garden reminds me quite a lot of our garden. I'm just rubbish at keeping plants alive.

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is such a fun lesson! I didn't venture out today with my camera, but I did take a few inside (and my carpets look like rubbish!)
Rinda