Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's all about perspective

Parrot Snake - Cangrejal River - Honduras 
Top photo by Jonathan Zoba

One of my New Year's resolutions is to clean up my image archives. With tens of thousands of photos, it's a daunting but necessary task. While I have my work cut out for me over the next few months, it's going to be fun reliving some old adventures. Recently, I came across a folder with some images taken by friends who have accompanied me on my photo outings over the years. Locating the time stamps in their metadata, I paired them up with my photographs taken at the same time from my camera and found some fun juxtapositions. 

Skimmers - Everglades National Park 
Top photo by Hannah Dillard

I love looking back to see exactly where I was when some of my favorite images were taken and thanks to my trigger-happy adventure buddies, I can get a glimpse of the entire moment - not just through my lens. After looking at these combinations, it reaffirms what I've always told my students: making powerful images is simple, it's just all about perspective. 

Barred Owl - Everglades National Park
Left photo by Hannah Dillard

The Jumper - Las Mangas, Honduras
Left photo by Camilo Lopez

1 comment:

  1. Love this, Mac! Seldom do we get to see the photographer in action. These are some great pairings :)