I must admit I did not go out and take this photo this morning in direct response to today’s landmark theme.
However, in my defence 😉 I took it just over a week ago at a famous local landmark and in taking the shot I wanted to capture a different angle. So, I think that probably both excuses me and fits the brief?
I was struck by how the line of people clambering up the monument looked like ants climbing along the ridge.
Taken at La butte du Lion, Waterloo 1815.
NaBloPoMo 11 of 30 – photography101:7
18 thoughts on “photography101: landmark”
I too like the people walking along the ridge,it emphasizes how high it is situated 🙂
Thank you, I took the shot through the railings, it is a pyramid like structure and I really did want to find a different angle, I also felt it showed a little of the reverence that some may have felt when approaching the top…
Yes,I too was thinking about reverence 🙂
I like it. I still shoot the majority of my landscapes without people in them, but seeing shots like yours makes me see why it’s important to include them at times. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, I need a lot more practice with landscapes and wide angles in general…
I’ve grown to love wide-angles. In my youth, I shot with only a 50mm and a 70-210mm, mostly with the latter. Then as the years have gone by, my view has widened and so have my lenses. My current 50mm is used for a few portraits and mostly macros, and the longer lenses are dusted off only a couple times per year.
I am enjoying looking at your wide shots. I invested in a 16-35mm nikon lens a year or so ago and I’ve been using it this afternoon…
Many thanks, Andy.
Between the 12mm Voigtländer and the 16mm Leica, I prefer the 16mm angle of view better. The 12mm is far more difficult to frame and work with, plus the edges can look smeared.
My father had a Voigtländer camera, it was the first “real” camera I tried to use..many many years ago…
Then he had a real Voigtländer; the current iteration is owned by Cosina in Japan. Many of their Voigtländer products are okay to good; they build lenses and bodies for other photography entities, such as Zeiss, and those products are produced to a much higher standard and finish.
Yes, it was real thing, sadly don’t know what happened to it… 😦
Your admission absolves you as it is a beautiful photo. And I loved your creative note.
Thank you Lucile, much appreciated!
You are right about the ants, great photo, it is the people that first caught my attention against the bright background of the sky, lovely shot x
Thank you (again) I’m glad you like it 🙂
Gorgeous take! Like you, my pictures (and the whole post I had for today, actually) was ready and launched before I saw today’s theme on photo101 but if it fits, it fits, right? Yours is awesome, I really enjoyed the perspective!
Thank you, and I loved your shots, wandered over and left some comments, brought back lots of memories…!
I saw that! thanks for browsing and enjoying the view on my blog too! it’s so very cool every time to discover other people’s point of views.