~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #220: One Subject Three Ways ~

This week Patti at Pilotfishblog.com encourages us to “work the shot;” to present a subject in at least three ways to help reveal how best to show it. For my first response to this challenge, I selected photos taken while we were ‘staying in place’ during the spring months of 2020. The COVID pandemic brought things to a standstill just about everywhere, and I had Long Beach essentially to myself for close to three months.

Long Shadow

During a stormy high tide, this snag became lodged on the beach when the tide receded. Walking along on a bright early morning, I noticed how its shadow stretching toward the ocean imbued a graceful sense of dignity to the driftwood snag.

Roots in Surf

From this angle and in black and white, the snag appears somewhat awkward and ungainly, while the history of its origin as a clump of substantial tree roots becomes clear.

A good perch near surf’s edge is a welcome setting for Bald Eagles. From April into May 2020, this pair often kept an eye on me, while they surveyed the area for prey. As the days and weeks passed, they seemed to accept my being around and didn’t startle when I appeared.

San Diego Botanical Gardens – Steps to a View.
Tree on blue.
Tree on noir.

One photo, three ways; the whole scene, just the tree in natural light, and then with a noir filter. Each has an individual feel to it, wouldn’t you say?

Whatever angle you choose to view the world around you, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thanks to Patti for this instructional challenge!

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8 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #220: One Subject Three Ways ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Great perspectives. Love the eagles!

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Well I think it’s cheating to have bald eagles who pose for you on your shot Lindy!!! Just magnificent. I did love the driftwood piece too. GREAT subject for the challenge

  3. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful post, Lindy, and so well-observed. I love the different views of the driftwood and your use of b and w to highlight the features, shadows. And the bald eagles posed for you! Amazing! Have a great weekend.

  4. These eagles caught my attention


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