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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Point of view

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Usually when I take photographs I pay a lot of attention to vertical and horizontal alignment as I tend to take the photos slightly skewed in one direction. If I am not careful I need to correct the verticals in post processing, which takes time. At times, however, like in this photograph having a tilted horizon emphasises the point of view. The man in the centre of the photograph was reclining against one of these small metal poles, which are everywhere in Sydney. Taking the photo on an angle in this case was deliberate to show this, otherwise the lens tends to flatten out scenes like that.

  • That’s interesting what you said about the angle of the photograph and I see how your post title fits in. When I initially read the post title and looked at the photograph, I thought you were referring to the different perspectives each of those two men have on the life and the surroundings. One of them is looking down, ignorant to what’s going on around him. The other is looking straight ahead, observing.
    Overall, I really like this shot and the more I look at it, the more meaning I find.

  • That’s interesting what you said about the angle of the photograph and I see how your post title fits in. When I initially read the post title and looked at the photograph, I thought you were referring to the different perspectives each of those two men have on the life and the surroundings. One of them is looking down, ignorant to what’s going on around him. The other is looking straight ahead, observing.
    Overall, I really like this shot and the more I look at it, the more meaning I find.