Monthly #109 - Low Angle Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 31/07/2021
Judge: Nigelk

This months competition challenge is to capture a winning image from a low angle with a Pentax camera, taken this month, July 21.
I know, I know a lot of us aren't getting any younger, getting down is tough get back up a real challenge.
Taking photographs from a low angle can be a great way of getting powerful impactful images, whether the natural environment with flowers and plants or architecture, dramatic images can be created just by getting down low.
Please do have a go and enter and remember, Pentax cameras and direct clones only and your entry must be captured this month July 2021

Best to you all
Competition Entries


Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 09:08
Morning All, thank you for your entries.

Fleur Blanche by Perspicador
First in, as so often Perspicador with a nice image of a white flower but can I tell it's low angle, not really, as there is no low angle perspective within the image.

Clematis by johnwnjr
Thank you for getting down low, I hope I'm still able at 90! Three lovely Clematis flowers make a nice composition again, as a viewer I can't really tell you got down low for the image as there is no use of low angle perspective in the image, lovely flowers and colour.

Large, medium and small by davidwozhere
Good use of creating an interesting perspective by getting down low, with the lorry in the foreground emphasizing further the effect against the smaller vehicles. You got it.

Springer Style by andymat
Great angle, composition, action captured, this image stands out from the group and is my winner

What are you looking at by MHOL190246
Lovely close up shot of this vibrant caterpillar, nice defused background. not the strongest use of low angle here but, the image is a beauty.

Looking across some rocks to the Forth Rail Bridge by newbiek50user
A low angle landscape shot with the two very strong elements makes for an interesting and unusual shot, man made and nature made. I like it

Hanging sunlight in Eucalyptus by Fodwick
Looking up trees is always a good way of putting in a different perspective and the glass ball catching the light makes for an interesting focal point within the image against the structure of the dark tree and the backdrop of leaves and sky.

Dwarf Sunflowers by PRYorkshire
A good fun use of low angle because, getting down low has really made these lovely Sunflowers look larger than they are. Darkening the sky to the top of the frame is noted and definitely a good idea keeping us in the frame.

Taking to the Trees by johnriley
Saved the back and knees John. Well in relation to where Amelia is you are down low. What I particularly like in this image is the look of total concentration on Amelia's face as she waits for her turn to go.

Thank you again for entering, my podium places

1st place Springer Style by andymat
2nd place Looking across some rocks to the Forth Rail Bridge by newbiek50user
3rd place What are you looking at by MHOL190246
with davidwozhere and PRYorkshire my runner ups

Keep snapping and over to andymat


Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 10:30
Congratulations to andymat - brilliant shot. Thanks for 3rd place. My big fear when taking it whilst flat on my back looking up was that the caterpillar woud drop into my mouth The Cinnabar concentration of cyanide is to be avoided at all costs


Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 17:16
Thank you Nigel for the win and for your time spent setting, running and judging the competition.

August competition is up.


Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 18:03
Congrats andymat, +1 on MHOL190246 's comment-brilliant! And extended to newbiek50user and MHOL190246n the runners up davidwozhere and PRYorkshire. Slipped my mind this one, understandably so, as my son in the USA has been diagnosed with the Covid virus and has been quite ill. Anxious days!


Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 19:48
Fingers for a good outcome Noel. Thanks for your comment



Link Posted 01/08/2021 - 22:33
Thoughts are with you Noel!
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"


Link Posted 02/08/2021 - 23:01
Been there Noel and, thankfully, didn't get the T shirt. It's a very worrying time and our thoughts are with you.

That winning shot is quite excellent. Well done.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link


Link Posted 04/08/2021 - 20:18
Thank you all for your kind thoughts, he is recovering, though he still has some chest pains, but the coughing has stopped. I am exceedingly grateful!
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