The View From Above

WordPress has challenged its bloggers this week to present photos looking straight down at something.  Here are the shots I picked.

Perspective really is everything.  We all know what the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower looks like, but here’s a shot looking down from the tower to the courtyard below:

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And one taken yesterday from a bridge on our favorite trail, looking down into a shallow part of the Salmon River:

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The stream is so clear you can see the stones in the bottom, and the afternoon light makes the tree shadows look as though they’re reaching into the water. I love the Spring!

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This post was written in response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above.  To learn more about this challenge, and to see other bloggers’ responses, click here.

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29 Responses to The View From Above

  1. The light reflexes on the river’s surface give it the appearance of a big fish showing its side.

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  2. puglife says:

    Lovely photos! I kayak with my mother on the Salmon River; it’s her favorite. Fun to see it from a different perspective.

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  3. lexiesnana says:

    Those photos are just beautiful. I can see myself sticking my feet after a ride on my bike in that water.

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  4. Incredibly good pictures these! The first one holds a poetic balance and charm.

    Shakti

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  5. All the photos are beautiful! I always enjoy looking down from a high place and your pictures just gave me that giddy feeling…LOL!
    Thanks for sharing!
    @))–>>—-

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  6. Nicely composed.

    janet

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  7. Love the Eiffel Tower shot! I took many similar ones when I went to Paris years ago. Was this photo from the perspective walking down the interior stairs of the tower? The walk down was probably one of my favorite parts of seeing the tower, to see it a new light that many don’t get to experience.

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  8. WOW … I got vertigo from that view from up above. Perfect entry ….

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  9. thirdeyemom says:

    I love the shot looking down from the Eiffel Tower! I was just in Paris and yesterday posted a bunch if photos on the Eiffel Tower. But I could have used yours! I love the perspective! 🙂

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  11. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful captures!

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  12. Can you say vertigo? 🙂
    Great photos.

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  13. megtraveling says:

    Great picture from the Eiffel Tower!

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