Wednesday, September 03, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - G IS FOR GROUND EYE PHOTOGRPAHY

This is an archive. As you know I am organizing and filing the archive images. I was actually looking for either the Grandstand, where the TT races start and finish or The Grand Prix Motorbikes Races. I got a little side tracked and found this one. A "Ground Eye"(or worm eye) view of an event called Party in the Park.

You often see these type of Ground Eye shots in magazines, typically of anything to do with music. JAMJARSUPERSTAR will know exactly what I mean by this, as she is the concert scene queen, and ligger. Your Sunday supplement, the broad sheets will definitely have this shot. So long as you don't mind lying on your stomach( wear old jeans!) grass stains and people staring at you(I'm a photographer dear, honest) with a suspicious look then it's worth a shot. Works bests shooting up hill, blurring the foreground slightly and having everything unbalanced. Do not have uniform people and try and get the odd body on one side not fully in the frame. Uneven rows of concert watchers too for depth and perspective. Contrast to yesterday this is a sold image and as I retain copyright, free to release again. Get one of these in your photography portfolio you students out there. Media and advertising justlove it. My book will be out for Christmas .Joke! New Year.

This was Party In the Park 2006. Basically, it's was an all day Sunday music bonanza in Ramsey over at Mooragh Park. All comers welcome. Lots of local bands, from schoolkids to veterans, food, soft drinks and on this particular day plenty of sunshine and best of all no trouble. So can you organise another one for us in Ramsey please. We showed you we could behave and we promise to pick up our litter. I need to get some more shots like this too.Thank you.

Want to join ABC got the lovely hostess with the mostest, MRS NESBITT'S PLACE

57 comments:

George Townboy said...

Very cool shot!! And great info to go along with it.

I'm learning.

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating angle! I am instantly reminded of the scene in "Dead Poets Society" when Robin Williams invites the students to view the usual from a new point of view!

Great comments!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That's a very cool picture! I like to do ground eye shots in the fall when the leaves are on the ground.

mannanan said...

If over the next week or so you see an oldish bloke camera in hand crawling along either Parliament Street, The Mooragh or the beach you'll know it's me. Thanks for the great tips as well as another cracking shot.

ellen b said...

Ahh, I think I'm going to have to try this. I like the perspective. Happy Wednesday to you...

Columbo said...

Great posting, and I am going to try it. I enjoyed you blog site, very interesting and educational.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Your 'ground eye' photo is great, and the information is priceless. Thanks!

brad, boston said...

LB,

One thing do you shoot in black and white? You always get the balance right. Just musing. Getting Brad Jnr a tripod. Just amazing how you got this. Is there a big ethnic community? I thought it was too small a place. I'll try this at Jnr's next baseball game. Thanks again LB. I don't get the manuals, but I get this.

Lawstude said...

you must be on your belly to shoot this one. perfect for the theme. great job again babooshka.

Gordon said...

A great shot and thanks for the tips. I must try this sometime. I will cheat a little though; my camera has tilt screen, so I don't have to lie on the ground!

leslie said...

This is an amazing perspective and I'm going to try it! Thanks for the idea. :D

Virginia said...

Great tip, you just left out one tidbit of information. How in the heck am I going to get back up?????

Louis la Vache said...

Great perspective!
Great choice for "G!"

"Louis" Gives you permission to reach around, pat yourself on the back and say 'Atta Girl, Babooshka!'

magiceye said...

thank you for the wonderful tip!

G is for Ganpati Bappa Morya! To find out what it means click here

raf said...

Great post and choice for G day, Babooshka! As always, your photography tips are most helpful and appreciated. :)

naturglede said...

Love your black and white photo:)

photowannabe said...

Very fun worm's eye shot. Good composition.

RuneE said...

Very important topic. If you are not willing to stretch, bend, crawl, lie flat on your back or whatever - then you are not a photographer in the sense that you love the art for the art's own cause.

Brian said...

Like it!! wish I could get that low as they great photos, as you have shown.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

G for Great anGle for this picture !

The Mulligan Family said...

Beautiful photo. Love B & W, and the perspective you took the photo from is quite interesting. Fantastic posting.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

that was very clever of you to get the shot from that angle - nice one in b/w too

Webradio said...

Hello !
C'est toujours plein de mystères et de souvenirs une photo en noir et blanc...

Olivier said...

j'adore l'angle et la composition de cette photo. cela rappelle beaucoup de concert, l'attente...

I love the angle and composition of this picture. it reminds a lot together, waiting ...

Ackworth Born said...

I'd do a few more of these types of shots if it wasn't for my knees!

mrsnesbitt said...

Yet something else I have learned today!
Thanks so much.

PS Did you get any Manx photos?

Dxx

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful thing to take photos this way! I'll try it next time I am on a holiday!

Blue said...

Gotta try it!

Marie Reed said...

I like the way you think! You clever lass!

Aileni said...

What a clever twist for 'G'.

gaz said...

great shot - love the b/w.
you don't happen to know the hudson family who live on the island do you?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot. I like the black and white.

Also, thanks for the comment about my Alien.

JM said...

I like eye ground photos very much and yours is great!

AphotoAday said...

Looks like a fine afternoon...
Interesting perspective... (I have an "angle-finder" for my Canon that sometimes saves me from slithering on the ground for low shots...

Mo said...

Love this angle. I sometimes try and get down low although you should see the looks if you try this in Oxford St!

Liz said...

I must try that one day! Good shot.

Hilda said...

You're right, the angle does make for a very interesting photo. I don't know if I can do this though — grass mites and other insects make me itch horribly! Thanks for the great tip anyway — I'll find a way. :)

Burd Zel Krai said...

such a joy and an education reading your blog babooshka!
and the three tiers to this image are really significant - up close with nature, the distance of the unknown "out there" and our position sandwiched in between.
in love with it :)

Dragonstar said...

This is something I've not tried yet, so thanks for telling me how to go about it! You say you learn from mine, but I'm always learning from you. Fun, isn't it?

mirage2g said...

I do this during autumn when the leaves are golden!

Love the angle and blck and white rendition! I bet the sky is another beautiful one if its colored...

tr3nta said...

Nice take... I like it...

Dusty Lens said...

Thanks for the good tip to get excellent photos by lying down. Also a good reminder towatch the depth of field. i have a scene I'd like to shoot, but it never has turned out, I will go back with your tips, thanks!

Kim said...

I love this perspective. Great job :)

Tommy V said...

great photo love the ground level look

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Very special photo! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

I am fond of this angle. Gorgeous example of it!

Dina said...

Nice shot. "Worm's eye view"--I like the sound of that. OK, I'll try. Thanks for teaching.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

FAB images... so glad l found you on ABC wednesday roll....

Neva said...

you take great shots. I like this one.....
Mine is here.

marley said...

Cool shot. Thanks for the top tips too! I'll be the one lying on the grass at the next concert/festival in town!

Bear Naked said...

Great angle and shot.
I love lying on the Grass but not on my stomach.
I will have to turn around and see what I can see from this angle.

Bear((( )))

Kelly said...

Really nice angle! Love the way the sky looks!

Lynette said...

What a splendid shot. I shall be on the lookout for just such an opportunity although I may not be able to get back up all by myself. I know, I'll get my sons to tag along at some proper event--they'll help dear ol' Mom get back onto her feet.

John said...

Lovely composition and perspective!

Greg said...

Love the low angle and detail of this shot!

crittoria said...

I love to get down on the ground for photos - my family just pretends they don't know me. ;-) Since having the boys, I've found lots of opportunities to take photos from their perspective - trying to see the world as they do - makes for some neat photos! This shot is great!

Becky said...

I absolutely love shots from this angle. Well-chosen!

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