Look to the Sky

Looking back at my photos from Joshua Tree National Park really makes me want to go back there. I was fighting off a pretty terrible chest cold when I was in the area last month, so I was unable to really explore and enjoy myself while shooting. While I did walk away with a fair number of good frames, I know that when I’m able to take my time in the park I’ll get some more great shots.

This is the same joshua tree from this photo seen from a different angle. When shooting a subject that can be kinda boring when shot straight on, it’s fun to experiment with different angles and framing to get a unique perspective. Getting low and close to the trunk of the tree enabled me to give the viewer the feeling that the tree was stretching it’s limbs to the sky. Next time you’re out shooting, try to find a unique angle on an everyday subject.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 7.1, ISO 100, 1/250 sec

Mike Olbinski - February 24, 2011 - 7:20 am

Excellent POV!

Brian Furbush - February 24, 2011 - 7:25 am

Love this – makes the tree look about 40 feet tall!

Jesse Pafundi - February 24, 2011 - 7:27 am

I love tree shots like this, fun to play with the viewer’s POV. Nicely done Heath

Rick - February 24, 2011 - 7:41 am

Love the POV

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Adam Olson - February 24, 2011 - 8:04 am

Another fantastic shot from you Heath! Love the POV!

Scott Ackerman - February 24, 2011 - 8:06 am

I bet this looks sweet framed on the wall! Great shot, bud.

Steve Beal - February 24, 2011 - 8:36 am

Love the perspective, great sky too! Joshua Trees are funky lookin. Awesome!

Toad Hollow Photography - February 24, 2011 - 9:50 am

That’s way cool Heath, what a great capture!

James Brandon - February 24, 2011 - 11:30 am

Dude, this is just great. I really want to visit JTNP now after seeing all your images. Always love your work brother, keep it up!

Chris Kenison - February 24, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Nice perspective, Heath!

Tanya - February 24, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Fantastic shot! Love that pov.

Hector Garza - February 24, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Super angle and composition!
I wonder if a giant lives up there