Update November 3rd...I so loved experimenting with this project and the resulting photo (above), I decided to try my luck and enter it into the Creative Photography contest this week.
If you are the least bit interested in photography, I highly recommend you bop on over to Shutter Sisters. The site is full of information and assignments that gets you out and stretches your skills.
Leaf Perspectives is one such assignment. Just put your camera on the ground and shoot the world from the perspective of a fallen leaf. The goal is not to look at what you are shooting...oh so hard not to. Simple yes? Not so much. I got a lot of really bad shots for a very adequate few.
So off the hubby and I went yesterday to the local bike/walking path that parallels the river...to discover what a leaf sees when it falls. Of course I was not happy with just shooting those leaves happily lying on the ground. I wanted the ones in the water...forced by the current up against the rocks. I wanted to tell their story.
I was lucky I did not drop myself or my camera in the water as I treacherously stepped from one stone to the next trying to get the best shot. I was also lucky my camera did not take an afternoon plunge as it balanced ever so precariously on the rocks at water level getting just the right perspective.
But that is what makes these assignments so much fun. Doing something you never would normally do. Thinking outside of the box. Expanding you photographic mind.
So tell me what you think...but be kind. It was a first try.