When You Can’t Change The View
Change Your Perspective
Standing back sometimes has its advantages . . . you can see the big picture, take it all in, work out a plan of action.
But what you gain in your wide vantage point may make you lose sight of a more unique perspective.
Take a waterfall, for example. Sure, it’s pretty. But a photograph of it from faraway is pretty predictable. And it’s not like you can change the view.
What you can change, though, is your perspective. You could look down on the water splashing over the dam, instead of directly at the waterfall.
When you stand atop a waterfall, focus tight and shoot down, the new perspective will surprise you. Pleasantly.
As Maya Angelou wrote,
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
And that wisdom applies equally well to your photographs and your life. ♣
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