Getting a different perspective on familiar things for me usually involves some kind of physical contortion.
I approached this iconic Scallop on Aldeburgh beach with camera already set. Since I could see people approaching, and wanted a shot without them in it, I flung myself down flat on the pebbled seashore in front of it and clicked the shutter. It was an “all-in-one” sequence of actions. One second I was on my feet, next second I was splayed flat out, clicking.
I did this so quickly (I’d been rehearsing it in my mind on the walk towards it) that the others nearby thought I’d collapsed. I did feel a bit silly but it was good of them to check out that I was OK. Getting back up afterwards wasn’t quite so easy. It never is these days.
This shell is dedicated to composer Benjamin Britten . It is almost 5 metres high and is made of stainless steel.
It was designed by Suffolk artist, Maggi Hambling, and bears the words :
I hear those voices that will not be drowned (from Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes”)
Getting the next couple of shots involved me cricking my neck:
For this one I supported myself on a slimy bit of concrete :
And for the last two I was down on my knees :
How I suffer for my art (?)! Ha! And what fun I have doing it.
That’s my take on Perspective for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week.