Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm losing my mind

So I went outside looking for something to shoot, and out of the corner of my eye I noticed that my scarf was dangling out of my coat pocket and making a cool vertical line (aha-the theme!) and I liked the color in the white snow, so I decided to take a photo. I uploaded to my computer and it looked like this:Then I started thinking, "Wait a minute, that looks like someone standing in front of me took the picture. That's not how it looked in my viewfinder." So in Photoshop I rotated it until it looked like it did to me through the viewfinder. I had to do a flip image vertical and then a flip image horizontal to get it:
And since then I've been taking pictures of my feet and comparing how they look through my viewfinder to how they look on the LCD screen afterward and making myself crazy. What the heck? Up is down and horizontal is vertical today and this confused me so much I need to go sit in a corner and rock myself now.

22 comments:

Angela2932 said...

Ummm, now I need to rock too! Once you figure out the physics of this, could you explain it to me? I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight puzzling about this one! It's a very cool couple of shots; you've got quite the eye for the photographically interesting!

Chell said...

I love the second one. Great perspective and the scarf color really pops.

Nicole said...

Okay your journaling made me laugh! Very cool shot and right on with theme!

Jen said...

Cool! I really like the first one! Nice color!

Margaret said...

You are so funny! I love the color in that scarf!

Michelle said...

love the second one. definitely makes me feel like i am standing there looking down. great creativity!

pat said...

LOL!! As long as you are rocking yourself and not banging your head against the wall. It's all a matter of perspective. This is really neat.

cari said...

I love that scarf and love that you took a photo of it!
Cari

pakosta said...

too cool though! I LOVE IT!!!!!
and thanks for the sweet comments on my photo!
tara

Sarah Phipps said...

Thats funny. I dont know if I would have been able to flip it around like that.. very cool photo.

Sarah Phipps said...

Thats funny. I dont know if I would have been able to flip it around like that.. very cool photo.

Debbi said...

Very fun, creative photos for the theme!

Mom2Drew said...

Cool!! Fun perspective for sure.

YA said...

Nice I like it, very fun.

kathyp said...

very cool shot! love the dof and perspective on this!

i think it all has to do with how you are holding the camera while you take the shot. because the camera, it isn't as smart as your eyes. you can see the image right-side-up through the lens, cause you are really looking at it that way. but, the camera may be upside down.... make sense. try it sometime. take an image with your camera upside down. it'll look normal to you through the viewfinder but your camera will record it as being upside down.

i'm terrible at explaining things. i hope i haven't confused you even more. :)

Val said...

LOL at your commentary. This is a cool take on the theme!

robin said...

I love the perspective on this - sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it. :) I love that red scarf - I am kind of an "accessory junkie".

Liz said...

Yesterday you had my most favorite color combo and today you have my second most favorite color combo. LOVE that color red with blue and white, it is so wintery. These are really cool shots!

Gypsy Girl said...

Great prespective and nice bright color

Scrapper88 said...

LOL!! Great colors against the contrasting snow!! How cool!

Joanne said...

Great perspective! And the red totally pops! I love the texture of the scarf too. LOVE this!

Jess said...

ROFL! You crack me up!

This is so great... I love how the focus fell and the brightness of the red and blue against the white snow!