Ups & Downs of Photography – Point of View – Travel Photography Tips

Ups & Downs of Photography – Point of View – Travel Photography Tips

In my last “Tips” post, I wrote about the “when” of photography, that is, when do you push the shutter button.  Another important aspect of great photography is “where” you push the shutter button or the Point of View.  Going up and down in the horizontal plane of the camera sensor changes the Point of View of the image.

I have been in groups of photographers that all set their tripods next to each other (especially if they are with a pro photographer) so all of their cameras are at about the same height and all pointed at the same thing. They were all going to end up with the same or very similar images.  I always try to get a different image than the group.   So I not only moved to another view but I did not use my tripod or drastically changed the height that I set it at.

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Nubble Lighthouse – Cape Neddick Light Station – Town of York, Maine- Part 5

Nubble Lighthouse – Cape Neddick Light Station – Town of York, Maine- Part 5

After taking the whale watching boat from Bar Harbor and eating a hearty lunch at Paddy’s  (see Part 4) we headed back to our home base.  We did some quick downloading (except for me as both of my hard drives were full- epic fail on my part!  – those extra CF cards came in handy) and then we all hit our beds.  As the next part of our journey around Maine was starting at 1:30am!   We awoke briefly in the evening to eat some dinner but went back to sleep until the appointed time.  We left in the dark of night

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

After getting stranded (temporarily) on Bar Island (see Part 2), you would think we would stay away from Bar Harbor, but no, we spent some more time there.   There are a lot of restaurants around the harbor and we tried several of them.   After we made it across the water that was quickly covering the sand bar between Bar Island and Bar Harbor we headed directly to the Fish House Grill for some lunch.  I had a Lobster tail (small) and it was yummy!   We came back a couple of days later

Bar Harbor – Bar Island – Maine – Part 2

Bar Harbor – Bar Island – Maine – Part 2

A visit to Bar Harbor is required if you are in that part of Maine!  We actually drove in several times.  We had our most exciting adventure right here in he most civilize part of our week long trip!   After spending some time at the wharf and seeing that the town was full of many visitors from a large cruise ship that was sitting in the harbor, we decided to go out across the famous bar of Bar Harbor and explore Bar Island

The “bar” between Bar Harbor & Bar Island.