snail eye's view.

It's all about getting low. Shimmying on downwards, and moving our eyes off the horizon.
Too often our eyes (and lenses) follow the natural direction and height of our faces. This is the world we know, a familiar perspective. Below your toes lies something new and fresh.


This week, if you're so inclined (I know you can do it!), try grabbing that camera and capturing a different perspective. That of your neighborhood snail. Cobblestones, little creatures and colourful items discarded away await you.

I find the best way to go about it is to grab a towel, lay it on the ground and shoot while flat on your tum. You know never know what you may find.

If you do play along, send me a link, I may just send you something via 'snail mail' ♥

21 comments:

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I love this! Are those fallen cherry tree petals? I was going to take a picture of a spot on campus today that was covered in pink petals, but I got to school today and someone had blown them all away with the leaf blower! I might just take part in this snail's eye view idea though, sometime this week! Great idea!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

They are! This was taken in that little green spot between the sidewalk and the street.

Pesky leaf blowers; I saw a lady yesterday sweeping the petals out of her driveway with a little broom. Maybe if you go back to the spot tomorrow, there may be a fresh batch down!

I'd love if you would take part! I'm so excited to see your shot :)

lauren carney said...

and what a view it is!
i love that that photo feels like you're completely surrounded in pink!
in a wierd way, they almost look like little pieces of cotton candy,
and look tasty!
i love this shot! bravo! x

Iva said...

how incredible!! this is so amazing! I adore pink!

zuzana said...

great idea! love your photo! pink and green is my favourite combination ;)

I will give it a try! stay tuned :D

http://saladofmylife.blogspot.com

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Thank you :)

and zuzana, I'm so excited! I can't wait to see what you capture!

Chlo said...

i think this is beautiful!
x

andie said...

Thank you for the inspiration! This is what I found:

http://heartbeatmelody.blogspot.com/2010/04/springs-colours.html

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Incredibly stunning! Oh, this is so exciting; wonderful shots ♥

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Okay, I did it!

http://elizabethlanell.blogspot.com/2010/04/snail-photos.html

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a fun idea! Is it too late to join in the fun? I found you through Elizabeth Johnson's post. That pink photo is lovely.

Sweetpea said...
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Sweetpea said...

Oops trying again...

Oh I love this! I was out doing photos last weekend "down and low" but thought they were a bit on the odd side so I didn't do anything with them, but now I think I will!
I love your photos today!
www.sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Elizabeth, they are lovely! So green and new and fresh :)

Beverly, it's not too late! The challenge ends Tuesday.

Sweetpea said...

can anybody join in to do this?

Michelle Elisabeth said...

yes, anybody can :)

Sweetpea said...

OK, here it is...
http://sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com/2010/04/snail-mail.html

Michelle Elisabeth said...

beautiful! they look straight out of a rainforest, full of life :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Michelle, Thanks for the idea! I really enjoyed it. Here's my link:
http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/05/down-low-photos/

zuzana said...

here you go!
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4518/img6919l.jpg
this is what the snail sees when he meets a turtle :D
hope you like it! ;)

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Beverly and zuzana, you both sent me into cute overload! Between little ducklings and the tiniest little turtle, my morning has been brightened so much! (Excellent perspectives)

please email me your mailing addresses when you have a chance!

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