30 March 2008

Palm from down under


No it's not an Australian palm, but one I photographed at St Georges Park this afternoon, while lying on my back in the dirt.

18 comments:

dot said...

Now I'm wondering if you just decided to lay on your back or if you did that to get the picture. Anyhow it's an interesting shot!

Max-e said...

Dot, I was not getting the desired result while standing up, so I lay down with my head at the base of the tree.

Sharon said...

Very creative! I like this angle, it makes for a very interesting shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great capture... if I came across a chap lied on his back like so I would walk past quick thinking it a drunk... ha!

MedaM said...

Beautiful photo, interesting perspective and very creative!

Katney said...

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to get a picture!

Max-e said...

Sharon, my position on the ground would have also made an interesting shot:)

Max-e said...

Tom, Sue says not drunk, just a little loony :)

Max-e said...

Meda, glad you like it. It is my favourite angle for photographing trees, but then I don't always lie on my back.

Max-e said...

Katney, you are so right. Aside from having a good eye for a picture, a photographer needs to be a contortionist.

RuneE said...

That is the way to do it! Much more fun (and interesting picture) than straight on!

Max-e said...

Runee, that is very much part of photgraphy - having fun :)

JB's Big World said...

This is a cool photo....oh, and those rats scared my mom.
--JB

Anna said...

Max-e Wow this is so cool. That must have been one big palm tree. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Very cool Max-e, great idea, totally different perspective.

Merisi said...

Imagining you down in the dirt makes me smile. Finally somebody who goes to even greater length than I do to get a good angle. I ended up lying down on my back once, involuntarily though. I had been aiming to get a better angle when I lost my balance and fell right on my back. People looking out from a cafe' right beside me got a really good laugh out if it.

Sonia said...

Love that perspective! Amazing palm tree!

Kerri said...

Oh, I love this MAX! Wonderful!!