Sunday Post : Perspective


Perspective is used by artists to give an illusion of space and distance.  I remember struggling mightily with it at school.  My brain understood the concept but my fingers didn’t.  I don’t know of a better graphic artist than Jakesprinter.  He never would have had my problems.  This week he’s sent us a message in a bottle, and I’m reminded that I haven’t sang to you for a while.  Perhaps you could be distracted that way, or should I just show you a couple of photos that, I think, represent the concept of perspective?  If they don’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy them anyway.

After all, I’m only trying to gain a little perspective on one of my favourite subjects- the lovely city of Krakow.

Perhaps you should look at some other entries to get a little better perspective.  But don’t forget to visit Jake.


  1. It’s interesting, the one art lesson I recall is the one on perspective:) I think it just amazed me when she showed us how to draw train tracks moving away into the distance. Your photos are beautiful and demonstrate perspective perfectly! xx

    1. It wasn’t till I saw it blown up large that I realised what a good shot it made for the challenge, Ad. The galleries sometimes work really well, but now and again I’m disappointed in them (or rather, my arrangement). 🙂

    1. The chess pieces each featured a local beauty spot- rather nice. I wish I’d taken more close ups but I’m sure they will feature in future posts. 🙂

    1. I really liked them, Gem. They will probably appear again as I took quite a few shots. They were so unexpected.
      Still can’t get a shoe on comfortably but the weather’s turned dreary after a sunny Bank Holiday here, so I’m playing “catch up”. Thanks for asking. 🙂

  2. The pics are really good, and they all give depth to the scenes, which is often difficult to portray on a flat piece of paper (or computer screen).
    Like you, I’ve never mastered it either sketching or with a paint brush.
    I do envy artists for this talent.

    1. Thanks a lot, Vicky. I envy artists, full stop. It’s why I persevere with a camera, because I’m totally inept at drawing- to scale, in perspective, recognisable… I can’t do. 🙂

  3. Loved the photos, each one conveying an unique perspective.

    I remain intrigued however. What is it that allows some folks to “see” the inherent perspective while others cannot? How could one “learn” and acquire this ability?



    1. Many thanks for your kind comment, Shakti.
      For me it’s not a problem observing perspective, but trying to draw it is. Buildings and railway tracks disappearing into the distance I find impossible to reproduce. How about you? 🙂

  4. Great examples of perspective and I’m with you, I could never get it right in art at school either. Along with certain bits of maths it’s one of those things that have been a frustration all my life!

    1. They came up well in the tiled mosaic, Meredith. It’s always interesting to see what works. I took them from quite a few angles because they were a bit of fun (and I was set loose to wander for a day- bliss!) 🙂

  5. What a stunning collection Jo! I think they are stunning shots and great for the challenge hon! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 *hugs*

    1. Thanks a lot, Opalla. I did this a bit tongue in cheek because I don’t really have any shots which quite capture what Jake was after. Glad you approve. 🙂

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