Lens-Artists Challenge # 86: Change Your Perspective

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti.

She says: “By getting down low, looking up, or taking a variety of shots as I walk around the subject, I’m able to find the best perspective.”

I trust I can find some good examples from my snow-hiking Friday, 2/28/2020, near Frisco, Colorado. As you will see, it was a beautiful, blue-sky, drop-dead gorgeous day.

LOOKING UP I saw pale white Aspen trees against blue sky.

The sky was blue, blue, blue.

At an overlook we could LOOK ACROSS Lake Dillon to the east southeast:

If we LOOK CLOSER, at 360mm zoom, handheld, we can see Grays and Torrey’s Peak:

We might think a branch of dead pine needles by the trail is not especially pretty:

However, if we LOOK CLOSELY we see that Nature is beautiful even in death and decay. (Open this next one separately and zoom. It’s a beaut.)


BARK!  (woof. woof.)



Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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44 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge # 86: Change Your Perspective

  1. Such beauty in the trunk of a tree and you captured it perfectly.

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  2. Ana says:

    Love the white trees with the blue sky!!!


  3. I love how you show the scenes from different distances. Great ways to show the perspectives.

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  4. ralietravels says:

    You fulfilled your challenge perfectly.

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  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Those birches (?) against the blue are marvellous, John. Heart-soaring.

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  6. Amy says:

    Beautiful tree shots, John. Excellent selections!

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  7. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful images, John. That blue sky is gorgeous.

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  8. Mei-Mei says:

    The contrast of white trees on blue sky is just lovely! I love the close up, too.

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  9. Tina Schell says:

    you’ve focused on one of my favorite trees John – maybe because we don’t have them here but I love them when I visit my brother in Colorado. A magical part of nature shown beautifully in your images. Also loved the close up of the pine needles.

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  10. aekshots says:

    Doesn’t get much better than white Aspens against a blue sky…nice shots John.


  11. Leya says:

    Oh, the blue and white – Aspens and deep blue sky – wonderful. I can feel the fresh air and breathe it in – Love your perspectives, and the pine needles close-up is a real treat. Nature’s wonders all around.

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  12. Excellent perspectives, John! From every angle, you’ve got this challenge covered beautifully.

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  13. Paulie says:

    Great captures John. Especially like the close ups

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  14. oneletterup says:

    Always love that blue sky! Nice shots going from zoom to close-up.

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  15. Wendy says:

    Love the sculptural beauty of the first one John, and the close up of the pine needles really is lovely.

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  16. Oh, what beautiful pictures John! Such sharp details and rich colors, enjoyed seeing these images.

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  18. Prior... says:

    Love the variety and the aspen shot is my fav of this post John

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  19. Your BARK made me laugh! Very beautiful photos!!

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  20. ramblingranger says:

    Frisco was my home for about 10 years. Thanks for the memories.

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  21. These are great shots.

    Some of those trees almost look ghostly.

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