The sparkling light on the water created an abstract, but then a kayaker rowed into the scene and changed everything.
The sunlight on the water was blinding. I could barely see to determine what I could capture with my camera. I wanted to create an abstract by filling the frame with diffused light. I believe this would have been an interesting photo. But then the kayaker came into the scene giving the setting a point of interest. Now there was something to focus on without losing the shimmering light effect. As you can see, the kayaker is in focus while the scene around him is blurry, combining the realistic with the abstract.
Use a Photo to Talk about Perspective
In this photo we see a bird’s eye view of the scene. I wonder what it looked like from the kayaker’s perspective. Did he see the light sparkle around him or was he too close to see the dazzling effect? My guess is he saw some of it, but not as intensely as captured in this photo. My perspective was far enough and high enough to see the reflected light on the water enough to be dazzled by the light. This could be a good example to use in your presentation when talking about how perspective can influence what people see and think about a situation.
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