Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Picture Perfect Competition #2: Highs/Lows


It's Week 2 of the PICTURE PERFECT winter competition season.  This week our host is Gary The Gator, who has chosen the theme of 'HIGHS AND LOWS'. You can chose to post a photo that illustrates either 'HIGH' or 'LOW', although if you have a photo that shows both at the same time, all the better!!

I guess my photo would class as 'HIGH', as it was taken from the observation deck of the Stratosphere Tower, in Las Vegas. The windows here lean outwards, so to see the ground directly below you have to lean forward some. I'm not usually bothered by heights, but it did make me feel a little vertiginous. I wanted to try to convey that feeling, and by tilting the camera at a sharp angle, I think it's increased the effect dramatically.

Vertigo

48 comments:

  1. Dear Mitch we thought of the same , youy were in USA and I was in Britain :-))

    http://ciralidream.blogspot.com/2013/01/picture-perfect-compt-week-2-highs-lows.html

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    1. Hi Fatos. Yes, I saw yours, it was very good too!!

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  2. Fabulous shot, Mitch! I can't look at it for long...

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    1. Thanks Belita. Just look very quickly then :-))

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  3. the angle mitch does capture that feeling of vertigo ..and i need to get out more as I was telling fatos ive never gotten to do a building like that...not many high spots in the swamp lol

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    1. Thanks Gary. I guess the ground is too soft in the swamp to build tall structures!! LOL.

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  4. I would not like that place at all!!!!! Me and heights don't get a long. But it is a great photo. Here's my link:
    Lynda's Week 2 Entry

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    1. Thanks Lynda. Even for someone who doesn't mind heights, it was a little unsettling.

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  5. I am glad it was you and not me who took this fantastic photo Mitch. I do not have a head for heights.

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    1. Thanks Shayna. It was worth it for the fantastic views in all directions.

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  6. ... I am not much good with heights and in my mind, that is exactly how it would feel ~smile~
    A perfect capture of emotion/feeling.

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    1. Thanks Lynne. Yes, I think by tilting the camera I've given it a feeling of 'falling'.

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  7. A cool take on the theme Mate;)

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  8. A fabulous capture Mitch but HMM!! getting a bit of vertigo here. lol.

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    1. Thanks Milli :-)) Better hold on to something!!

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  9. Your pictures always amaze me. Great shot!

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  10. Whoa! I have to grab something & hold on. Cool view, Mitch!
    http://diansanctuary.blogspot.com/2013/01/picture-perfect-winter-2013-highs-lows.html

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  11. A wonderful shot. It made me dizzy ;)
    http://riete-riete.blogspot.nl/2013/01/picture-perfect-2-highs-and-lows.html

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    1. LOL. That was the idea!! Thanks Riete :-))

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  12. great angle1 feel I might fall :)

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    1. that's "great angle!" LOL

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    2. Thanks Danette. That's what I thought you meant :-))

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  13. OK! I'm dizzy! You succeeded in your "vertiginous" efforts for the rest of us! Great shot.

    http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/picture-perfect-highs-and-lows-1

    Harriet (Zorra) (Even though it says my husband's name)

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  14. Hi Mitch I am still up tying away-lol and it is 3 am here. a few days this week I kept getting a message that this site was unresponsive so my comment must not have stuck to your page-lol

    I love your photo cause I feel like I am in an airplane looking out the window. wonderful view you captured.

    I was editing my page when you commented-I added a big welcome to meeting you as well-I so enjoy your photography

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    1. Thanks Kathy, for coming back to put the comment in again. And thanks for the comment about my photography :-))

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    1. Hi Kerry. Yup, that just about sums it up :-))

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  16. great shot! gives me vertigo!
    ty for stopping by mitch!

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  17. Great angle you chose. If you look at it too long., it almost makes you dizzy. You truly captured that feeling.

    Here's mine over on muzenews: http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/picture-perfect-highs-and-lows

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  18. As usual you posted the perfect shot.
    I love the angle you shot this at. It really gives you the feeling of height.I also like the writing on the railings....
    Elvis?http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/pp-compition-2-high-sue-c
    I also posted on blogger for the people that aren't on muze.

    Also Mitch thanks for your help. I finally know how to post a picture thanks to you. Now I need to work on size???

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    1. Thanks Sue. Vegas wouldn't be Vegas without a mention of Elvis somewhere. LOL.

      Glad to hear you've got your posting sorted out. I commented on your post on Blogger.

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  19. Fantastic effect. The tilt really makes this shot!

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  20. I get dizzy just looking at this high capture.! The angle of your photo adds so much interest. Wonderful !

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  21. I like the way you see the mountains in the background, its quite nice to see some of the old natural landscape that this town came from. I like the contrast between the hills and the buildings in the foreground. :-)

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