On a rare weekend trip away we were strolling around the famous Pavilion in Brighton when one of the guides suggested we put our phones face down on floor and take a picture looking directly upwards at the chandelier. This was so much fun we came back when it was quite and did this in every room!
The phone camera was so wide angle we could include not just the chandeliers but the whole ceiling and some of the walls! We also discovered that we could use our watches as a remote control to compose and take the picture.
Preferring the countryside to cities, it was time to try out this around Lynchcombe in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.
This clump of trees is a local landmark so was a good place to start.
Wedging the phone between the trunks looking upwards was looking like a good approach.
… this was the result.
At the car park the famous pussy willow tree in the picnic area was perfect. I liked the way picture shows how the separate canopies of leaves shape around each other.
Before going on I need to mention Ash dieback. It is not a good idea to loiter under Ash trees taking photographs.
This picture of an old ash was taken 15 years ago, today it is lying on the ground.
In this case it was probably old age! Today growing out of its side is this bracket fungus.
This time the phone was on the grass looking up into the sky below the fungus.
The hazel canopy covers the top part of the combe.
Feeling adventurous my next attempt was around the swallet.
Here a small stream flows underground, only to reappear at the bottom of the hill.
It is a dark region of ferns and hazel. This is how a worm might see it.
… a canopy of ferns.
Back in the light at the top of Lynchcombe.
These landmark trees were given the treatment before the weather closed in. This different perspective brings out the scales covering the trunk.