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By Arvorphoto    
Friday thought :

How many of you would consider lying on the floor to take a photo of a model or even go down on one knee to change the angle subtly?
Not many I am guessing, going by the evidence of this particular morning.
I have long since learnt to look for something slightly different, going on railway photoshoots and becoming one of the very few who disappeared off up the hill far away from the main gallery. Not that there is anything wrong with the gallery shoot, people congregate there for a very good reason.

Ron Tear said to me think out of the box when I mentioned that I was going on this photoshoot. And he is right.

Enjoy your weekend peeps!!!

PS The floor was a bit muddy


Taken in a former underground reservoir at Papplewick Pumping Station which used to serve the city of Nottingham with water.



Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
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Tags: Photography Model Backlit Eyes Hat Blue Black Arches Architecture Victorian Nottinghamshire Long hair Blonde hair Portraits and people Papplewick pumping station Papplewick Timeline Events 2019 Daria Pipczynska Nottingham Corporation Water Department Ravenhead water pumping station

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konig 2 14 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2019 7:17AM
Nice feel.
petr
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2019 8:10AM
A different angle is so often a better angle. I try to avoid queuing up to use everyone else's tripod holes (and not just by leaving my tripod at home Wink)

Quote:The floor was a bit muddy

Large plastic bin bags are a cheap and convenient accessory; the flimsier ones fold into next to nothing and even heavy duty versions occupy very little room in a camera bag. For kneeling on I use a plastic shopping bag whose logo wore off long ago. Highly recommended!

Regards
Bill
dudler Plus
16 987 1538 England
27 Sep 2019 10:58AM
I have a pair of workman's knee pads for just such occasions...

But it's distressing that so many people shoot from their own head height, often with wideangle lenses, guaranteed to foreshorten the subject's legs. A simple, neutral view requires a camera at waist height. Bring back the twin lens reflex...
27 Sep 2019 11:50AM

Quote:A different angle is so often a better angle. I try to avoid queuing up to use everyone else's tripod holes (and not just by leaving my tripod at home Wink)

Quote:The floor was a bit muddy

Large plastic bin bags are a cheap and convenient accessory; the flimsier ones fold into next to nothing and even heavy duty versions occupy very little room in a camera bag. For kneeling on I use a plastic shopping bag whose logo wore off long ago. Highly recommended!



I am in agreement with you Bill regarding using everyone else's tripod holes though I would add for someone learning their craft then trying to emulate previous images can be rewarding. I have done that in the past with landscape images.

As for the bin bags, I do have a rubble sack in my bag but on this occasion it wouldn't have worked completely actually lying on the floor as I'm 6 foot.




Quote:I have a pair of workman's knee pads for just such occasions...


Thank you for the reminder John as it did cross my mind when I was doing some DIY recently that knee pads could be an invaluable addition to the kit bag.



Quote:
But it's distressing that so many people shoot from their own head height, often with wideangle lenses, guaranteed to foreshorten the subject's legs. A simple, neutral view requires a camera at waist height. Bring back the twin lens reflex...



Yes it is very distressing that they miss out.

On a recent trip to photo various hawks, there was an opportunity to photo a peregrine eating on the floor. There were a great number who took photos stood up ??
I tried kneeling and then lying down (it was a gorgeous dry day) and the prone images were by far the best.


taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2019 5:27PM
when I am photographing, mud is of no concern!
27 Sep 2019 5:36PM

Quote:when I am photographing, mud is of no concern!


LOL It doesn't concern me either as I'm a magnetic for anything grimy Wink
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
27 Sep 2019 5:50PM
Don't mind getting down on the floor at all. It's the getting back up that's the problem Smile
Great image.

Dave.
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
27 Sep 2019 9:26PM
My award Daryl, correct....
Ron
TornadoTys 4 27 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 9:33AM
Great image which for has that Flim Noir feel to it.
Some rely food suggestions for lying on a muddy floor. I use the black bin liners as they are cheap, easy to pack and dispose of.
At home for macronwork in the garden I big cardboard boxes from flat pack furniture which I pressed flat for putting on the grass.

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