A striking brick wall covered with winter ivy. Canon EOS 7D EF-S 10-22mm at 10mm f/22 1/30 ISO 100
Looking Up 2
She stood at the edge of the curb, her toe over the edge ready to go, her scarf flung over one shoulder in a businesslike manner. She breathed deep ant the winter air flooded her lungs pushing cold into the deep corners. The winter light was bright and hard and she brought a gloved hand to her brow as she looked down the street. It was right near here, she was sure of it, down the block where the alley joined the street? Maybe.
The winter ivy on this wall was very interesting and I took a few pictures of it but they were not very interesting. I started to play with the perspective shift that looking to one side or the other gave to the image. The wide (10mm) lens exaggerated the shift in perspective and gave the ivy a life all its own. It almost seems to be racing away from the viewer towards the upper corner of the frame. I bright sunlight allowed me choose a very small aperture and my position leaning against the wall helped prevent camera shake at this slow shutter speed. The position of the wide angle lens gives the vertical wall an interesting angle that further heightens the dynamic pull of the image.