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Down Low

This looks out across the water from a few inches up; like what you might see if you were treading water.

To get this angle I recently picked up a new gadget called Platypod. It's a little stand that makes it easy to take pictures from the ground. I've been using it a lot lately and as a matter of fact, it's all I took on a recent trip overseas. There were times I wished I had a regular tripod, but more often than not, the Platypod did the trick.

This was a great evening with the calm water reflecting the colors. This low perspective is a little less common and adds a little something extra. Raise the camera to eye level, and the scene changes completely. But down low, the water becomes a foreground element which, is a neat little trick in an of itself.