Sunday, September 8: This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is to share a shot that reveals a new and different POV. You can take a picture of a familiar subject in a fresh way.
You can consider other approaches, too:
- Use something natural (window, tree, wall of a building, etc.) to frame your shot.
- Get low on the ground to take a picture from a very different angle.
- Focus on a specific part of a person, object, or structure (instead of all of it) — or intentionally cut off a part of your subject or scene.
- Place something in between you and your subject/scene to offer a distinct perspective.
This weekend, I go out to explore a bit of the Capitol Region on the Maryland side, including Rockville and Silver Spring. In Rockville, I find F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald‘s burial place in a small cemetery behind St. Mary’s Church. It’s a nondescript cemetery beside a busy highway intersection near a metro station. Not a place where one would expect to find such a famous writer laid to rest. It’s a challenge to take a photo of the tombstone from an unusual point of view, but in this picture, I try to focus on the crepe myrtle sprig placed on the tomb, along with the two bottles of wine placed on either side of the headstone, one of which has a small American flag in it.
I also think the sky is fascinating today, with clouds streaked across its blueness, so I take this picture of the church with the focus being on the clouds, the stained glass window above the entryway, and the bell tower.
I also visit Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, where I take a lot of photos, playing around with different points of view. Here are a few of my attempts.
I had a fun time on my outing and I have a lot more to post about each of these places, so stay tuned for more to come, as time permits. 🙂