October 1, 2014
This week's challenge selection is forced perspective - my selection. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
Forced perspective is when a photo is composed in such a way that part comes across larger or smaller than it really is. A classic example is someone acting like he is lighting his cigarette with the torch from the Statue of Liberty. If it's not clear yet, I hope the pics I have here are helpful illustrations.
These pics are all kinds of fun! For my header, I asked my daughter to stand close to me, and hold her hand. I explained to her friend that from my perspective it would look like he was standing in her hand, so he teetered. The original background was very busy, so I took the file to a computer at the library and replaced the front of my house with my brother-in-law's.
*Below, you'll see the two shots I used for the header. The different background made a big difference, don't you think? (Thanks Tom, for suggesting I post the originals.)
|Very low-tech. Hulk stood on a small step-stool 8 feet closer than the man with glasses.|
|A pretty pixie peeking out from giant paper flowers.|
|Standing in a field of "giant" pumpkins. Very dangerous... a guy could get squashed.|
|An old fave. Daughter's hamster inside daughter's doll house. I lit it with a work lamp on each side.|