Perspective – It All Depends On How You Look At It

While a straight-on, centered view will document headstones, if you move around and look from other viewpoints you may find something you like better.

I think that either the straight-on or corner view worked here. I did not move any of the flowers since none were blocking any of the words.

In this next series, Mother is in the foreground and her son Wilson is behind and to the left. Sometimes a very low viewpoint, such as I used to make the photograph on the right, adds interest and tells a bit more of a story.

Obelisk monuments often have writing on two or more sides, so I try to photograph them from one or more corners and then add a closer view of each face to show details and inscriptions.


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