Looking up!

Lately I’ve been taking pictures in a more relaxed kind of way, without any concerns neither with having a subject matter to a series or a project or with the urgency of publishing a post in a given day/date. However, I did found among my latest photos an unsuspected tendency towards the adoption of a low angle of view. Curious…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog

UPDATE: April/30/ 2012

Being “Freshly pressed” gave me the unique opportunity to have my photoblog content exposed. I’m still surprised – not to say overwhelmed – by the positive reactions I received. I wish to welcome all new readers and followers, hoping to share different photographic paths and the common passion for photography.

Thank you all for your supporting words and insights. They give me the will and motivation to explore deeper and to do better.

António Marques

213 responses

  1. Awesome pics!!! I really like the low point of view. I take quite a few “looking up” myself too. The pine tree is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

    April 28, 2012 at 00:58

  2. stunning photos. Eu gusto muito!

    April 28, 2012 at 01:12

  3. These are great!

    April 28, 2012 at 01:16

  4. Here’s to looking up! What are you shooting with? Great building compositon.

    April 28, 2012 at 01:30

    • António Marques

      These where mostly shot with a canon compact, a small camera I take with me everywhere. I find it useful to be able to shoot single handed in the most awkward points of view.
      BTW, I find your blog very interesting and look forward to explore it…

      April 28, 2012 at 17:04

  5. simply stunning!

    April 28, 2012 at 01:55

  6. some very unusual textures….thanks for sharing

    April 28, 2012 at 02:02

  7. Awesome images. Any place I can find larger versions for desktop wallpaper?

    April 28, 2012 at 02:03

  8. Antonio, definitely stay relaxed. If you don’t have to meet a schedule, don’t think about it. I do a lt of photo blogging myself.

    April 28, 2012 at 02:04

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Ron.
      I will surely try!
      All the best for you and your great photoblog.

      April 28, 2012 at 17:08

  9. brilliant shots, I especially love the tree bark. Congrats on landing Freshly Pressed!

    April 28, 2012 at 02:05

  10. Your photos are brilliant and perfect oh and amazing and so many more things. Thank you for sharing them. My favorite is the jet contrails in the sky with the sun boasting a halo around it. That was a cool shot. The orange texture in the one photo is incredible too. Thanks for sharing with us all. Beautiful blogging.

    April 28, 2012 at 02:26

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Angelique.
      The halo was a lucky shot. I “looked up” and saw that big circle around the sun and the jet trail shadowing it. The curious thing is I’m almost certain that the dozens of people near by, walking, jogging and talking, missed this vision completely.

      April 28, 2012 at 18:02

      • sabrina felber

        Isn’t it amazing that so few people really take the time to “see” and not just look around them.

        April 29, 2012 at 23:04

  11. I love the angles!

    April 28, 2012 at 02:34

  12. Great shots from below! I’m curious about the second shot? Can’t in my wildest dreams imagine what it is!

    April 28, 2012 at 02:36

  13. Scott

    Interesting shapes and colors. I wonder if the photos were different from what you saw?

    April 28, 2012 at 02:49

  14. lijiujiu

    How beautiful the pics are! I love blue sky.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    April 28, 2012 at 02:50

  15. great photos!

    April 28, 2012 at 03:28

  16. Excellent pistures !

    April 28, 2012 at 03:31

  17. Great photographs…very interesting work!

    April 28, 2012 at 03:33

  18. Such an interesting viewpoint. I love how all these objects look so foreign from this angle. My favorite is the wavy tree bark. You’ve got a great eye!

    April 28, 2012 at 04:10

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Elisabeth.
      It’s very amusing for me to be able to convey that strangeness…

      April 28, 2012 at 16:53

  19. Its great, amazing & cool…

    April 28, 2012 at 04:15

  20. nice shots. refreshing! 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 04:53

  21. Very nice !!!!

    April 28, 2012 at 04:56

  22. yogesh chauhan

    I really loved your third pic .. amazing!

    April 28, 2012 at 05:19

  23. I liked the concept…Beautiful Photography…

    April 28, 2012 at 05:25

  24. These are very lovely shots =)

    April 28, 2012 at 05:48

  25. I really like your angles of the shots. Makes it outstanding.

    April 28, 2012 at 05:56

  26. My favorite is the first one–of the pine. I don’t know what species of pine that is, but I’ve seen it in pictures of countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Beautiful!

    April 28, 2012 at 06:55

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Scott.
      It´s a very common pine tree, bended and twisted by coastal winds.

      April 28, 2012 at 16:00

  27. amazing photos!

    April 28, 2012 at 07:53

  28. Awesome Shots!!!

    April 28, 2012 at 08:07

  29. Anarya Andir

    Wow, wow, and wow again. What a wonderful wonderful post. You are truly an amazing photographer and you know how to make seemingly ‘unattractive’ things look gorgeous. Congrats for being on Freshly Pressed – an honour you truly deserve 😀

    April 28, 2012 at 08:31

    • António Marques

      Thank you so very much, Anarya.

      April 28, 2012 at 18:05

  30. Really excellent work with camara..
    very beautifully click.
    very creative…….keep it up.

    April 28, 2012 at 09:04

  31. emilierosson

    Even though you say you’ve been taking photos in a relaxed way with less focus on subject matter, I think this post could easily be a lovely study of texture: the smooth metals, tree bark, rust, rough brick. Lovely.

    April 28, 2012 at 09:28

    • António Marques

      Thank you!.
      You’re right. Textures are prevalent in this series. Sometimes, a common subject matter reveals itself long after taking the shots.

      April 28, 2012 at 16:23

  32. Your angles and perspective are so unique! It makes simple things look so much more interesting!
    Can I ask what the second picture is of?

    April 28, 2012 at 09:36

    • António Marques

      It’s nothing romantic, I’m afraid… A garbage can and a street lamp.

      April 28, 2012 at 16:48

  33. awesome, thanks for sharing

    April 28, 2012 at 09:44

  34. I love your recent posts on your photography! I saw your eye catching first photo of the trees on the Freshly Pressed page and loved it. Great photos! I am the blogger of stitchmode.wordpress.com 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 09:44

  35. Beautiful photos!

    April 28, 2012 at 09:52

  36. Love the first photo.

    April 28, 2012 at 10:03

  37. Enjoyed your eclectic mix of photos! . . . Thank you for sharing!


    April 28, 2012 at 10:17

  38. Great shots! Well done, thanks for sharing!

    April 28, 2012 at 10:24

  39. These are lovely!

    April 28, 2012 at 10:43

  40. pics are awesome.

    April 28, 2012 at 11:03

  41. Great pics!

    April 28, 2012 at 11:13

  42. Hi Antonio ! Your pictures are stunning – love the way you use your camera. I take pictures too (this is not my job-just for fun)… and some of yours reminde me some of mines. If you’re curious, you can take a look on my blog AMCHdesign. Have a wonderful day ! 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 11:26

  43. Love number 4 – what I was thinking is that the black border put limits on your pretty pictures… might be soooooo much better without. But this is just a suggestion, can totally understand that you like it – tates and colours… 😉

    April 28, 2012 at 11:30

    • António Marques

      Thanks for your comment!
      About the framing, I tried heavy frames, no frames at all and now I´m putting this thin frame that I find it’s some sort of compromise between the two. Maybe it’s just a phase but it’s difficult for me to decide in a definitive way. It’s pretty much like the “colour vs black & white” question…

      April 28, 2012 at 16:35

      • Keep the frames – it is different and shows a bit of flare. Anyone can post a basic picture – you obviously try to add some extra lustre to your shots. like it.

        April 30, 2012 at 00:35

  44. Great pictures! I love the first one! I have a thing for photographing trees…

    April 28, 2012 at 12:17

  45. Wow nice pics… its seams like that i am alone

    April 28, 2012 at 12:26

  46. great stuff

    April 28, 2012 at 12:43

  47. These are beautiful shots, good angle. :). Ilike no. 1,5, 7and the last one. Thank for sharing

    April 28, 2012 at 12:46

  48. these images are fab…just takes you away to another place!!

    April 28, 2012 at 12:50

  49. these are lovely!

    April 28, 2012 at 13:22

  50. annmariedavidson

    I have tried to incorporate this style into my own photography with limited success. Bravo. Nice job!

    April 28, 2012 at 13:27

  51. These are amazing! Thanks for sharing them!


    April 28, 2012 at 13:55

  52. absolutely amazing captures

    April 28, 2012 at 13:58

  53. very nice perspective! Great Photos!

    April 28, 2012 at 14:01

  54. Just this week I put my camera right smack-dab amidst some flowers, tilted slightly up. The result was a delightful surprise—will post in coming weeks. Love your unusual pics—beauty in the simple. Congrats on Freshly Pressed!

    April 28, 2012 at 14:22

  55. Just beautiful…the colors are amazing!

    April 28, 2012 at 14:38

  56. Kind of a “blue and grey” composition, unconsciously perhaps. Very nice! 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 14:56

  57. the pics are beautifully clicked………thanks a lot for sharing them……….

    April 28, 2012 at 14:58

  58. Great stuff 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 15:03

  59. Great shots. My favourite is the patterned, textured wavy tree bark photo.

    April 28, 2012 at 15:44

  60. Hey there, I love your photography! Especially this collection of images that dictates a very strong sense of movement within the city, however they all paint a very broad picture of non-stop travelling, working, living, and recording memories. Love it, keep it up!

    April 28, 2012 at 15:45

  61. Some very unusual angles and perspectives. Well done!

    April 28, 2012 at 16:11

  62. Nice shots, there are some interesting compositions here, but they are a bit over-processed for my taste.

    April 28, 2012 at 16:13

  63. I have been in photography for 40 years. All weddings. What beauty your photos display. They are refreshing, interesting and well done.

    April 28, 2012 at 16:19

  64. You’ve got a great eye not only for dramatic composition but also for color and texture. Keep up the good work!

    April 28, 2012 at 16:26

  65. You shoot great photos!

    April 28, 2012 at 16:28

  66. Reblogged this on kuenigpatrick and commented:
    Hi. I’m Patrick. I love your photos. I saved some of them on my ipad. Do you want me to put your name beneath each one of them or is it okay if I don’t do that?

    April 28, 2012 at 16:31

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Patrick.
      If you are going to share them, please give me credit.

      April 28, 2012 at 18:10

  67. Wow! Such great perspective!

    April 28, 2012 at 17:20

  68. Nina Venstøp Cappelen

    Very interesting photos! Well done:-)

    April 28, 2012 at 18:26

  69. great stuff, man! this just what we need….!

    April 28, 2012 at 18:32

  70. Love our pictures! Very Nice!

    April 28, 2012 at 18:33

  71. majinmax72

    Oh dude. VEry excellent pics. Congrats!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2012 at 18:35

  72. If I may ask , what’s the type of camera you are using? how did you practice/work until you became skilled?

    April 28, 2012 at 20:18

    • António Marques

      I use different types, essentially an olympus dslr for more “serious” photography and a compact camera that I take with me everywhere I go.
      I’m basically a self-taught amateur photographer who red a lot of photography books and has a consuming passion for taking and seeing pictures.
      All the best!

      April 28, 2012 at 21:05

  73. Waouwhhh!

    April 28, 2012 at 20:18

  74. 東進寿

    Beautiful, congratulations! they’re awesome.

    April 28, 2012 at 20:25

  75. These are such lovely photographs.

    April 28, 2012 at 20:49

  76. Nice PICTURES BRO!

    April 28, 2012 at 20:53

  77. prachiv

    Amazing pictures and excellent angles. 😀

    April 28, 2012 at 21:14

  78. Love, love love the pics!! These pictures are just awesome”!

    April 28, 2012 at 21:22

  79. Beautiful shots! It’s all about perspective 😉

    April 28, 2012 at 21:42

  80. Nice series of photos!

    On the ‘low angle view’. Possibly since you are taking photos without a subject in mind, you are ‘looking up’ more to find photograph-able subjects? 😉
    hehe just a thought. 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 21:46

  81. kc

    Awesome pics! Very refreshing , thumps up :-

    April 28, 2012 at 21:48

  82. Great blue tones. Love them!

    April 28, 2012 at 22:03

  83. I like the wispy clouds and the color of the sky, but especially the tree. It’s interesting it looks like it popped right out of a poem.

    April 28, 2012 at 22:09

  84. crop


    April 28, 2012 at 22:38

  85. Love the photos

    April 28, 2012 at 22:51

  86. oh the beautiful things you see if only you make time to look up! gorgeous blog

    April 28, 2012 at 23:22

  87. your first photo itself beckoned more strongly than all the other freshly pressed,
    glad I gave in and took the chance…superb pics…the first one really is in a league of its own!

    April 28, 2012 at 23:33

  88. i like your heavy handed contrast adjustments!

    April 28, 2012 at 23:41

  89. Sheila

    Great persecpective, need to stay on board.

    April 29, 2012 at 01:07

  90. nice picture, but what program do you wear??

    April 29, 2012 at 01:26

  91. awesome *.*

    April 29, 2012 at 02:14

  92. I like the way you turn an ordinary thing into a fascinating thing, which makes me realise the world really is very fascinating, not ordinary.

    April 29, 2012 at 02:19

  93. Thanks for sharing your view…beautiful!

    April 29, 2012 at 03:14

  94. Awesome!

    April 29, 2012 at 03:18

  95. I really like these photo’s. Excellent feel to all of them,

    April 29, 2012 at 04:00

  96. I like them all, but especially the one of the sky with the contrail and the ring around the sun! 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 04:45

  97. Low angles always provide a unique perspective, its great to see that you are clicking pics without any end objective, i think it help you experiment a lot, which is good. And I also kinda like your editing style. Keep it up. I am into travel & photography, you can view my work at http://www.bhavenjani.wordpress.com

    April 29, 2012 at 05:05

  98. it’s crazy that we can all look at the same things, and yet see them differently. I liked your point of view. nice photos 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 07:03

  99. Nice compositions and post processing, well done.

    April 29, 2012 at 07:13

  100. The effects look absolutely amazing. Retro style. Loved the clicks. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 07:14

  101. Reblogged this on vivaciousbandit.

    April 29, 2012 at 07:20

  102. Beautiful photos. Love the first one depicting sunset (or is it sunrise)? :}

    April 29, 2012 at 07:41

  103. starcruza

    Nice shots! I really like the concrete street light, great detail in the foreground and the vignette draws everything in nicely. Congrats!

    April 29, 2012 at 07:56

  104. Congrats on getting on Freshly Pressed! Great photos, really glad I clicked.
    Re: the low angle of view… you’re not just a really short guy trying to fool us there, are you?!
    Maybe it’s just that you have an unusual point of view, an eye for details that most people would miss by taking the conventional angles. Or you really, really love the sky.
    Whatever the reason, I’m happy to have discovered your pictures.

    April 29, 2012 at 08:00

  105. Magic of the camera magician! Fantastic!

    April 29, 2012 at 09:12

  106. Unas imagenes geniales… felicidades.

    April 29, 2012 at 10:32

  107. vagranttraveler

    Really enjoyed the angles and lighting of some of these!! And congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 11:13

  108. Ahh stunning, I like the low angle and actually you can feel relaxation in those pictures! (6th photo is my favourite)

    United Kingdom Of Fashion


    April 29, 2012 at 11:39

  109. nice photos

    April 29, 2012 at 11:56

  110. I really really love all of these pictures! They’re stunning!

    April 29, 2012 at 12:03

  111. Besides the point of view, there’s a lot of texture in these photos. I really like them!

    April 29, 2012 at 12:26

  112. Very good looking photos. What effects did you add?

    April 29, 2012 at 12:55

  113. sweetopiagirl

    Your photos are amazing, and the texture is stunning! You are magical with a camera!

    April 29, 2012 at 13:27

  114. Tiene un ojo increíble, me gustó mucho la secuencia.

    April 29, 2012 at 14:01

  115. missvaleriem

    Can’t hide a talent…

    April 29, 2012 at 14:44

  116. interesting and lovely perspective! I hope things continue to look up for you!

    April 29, 2012 at 14:51

  117. Congrats on being freshly pressed! Gorgeous “sun-bow” near the beginning! But really liked the clever use of shadows in the “mountain and arrow-up sign” pic!

    I’m a big fan of “looking up” myself…these? Awesome!


    April 29, 2012 at 15:16

  118. Erieen.

    those photos are incredibly stunning. i love them so much!

    April 29, 2012 at 15:19

  119. great picts… can i share this picts in my wordpress??

    Thanks before..

    April 29, 2012 at 15:52

  120. Congratulations! I usually avoid commenting on freshly pressed sites because they tend to get inundated with new fans. But viewing your photos has made me realize that there truly is beauty all around. You just have to be able to see it. And capture it. If not with a camera, then at least in your mind’s eye. I tend to complain that there’s nothing new to shoot out here in the desert. But that’s not true. You just have to see things slightly different to be able to turn the mundane into art. You certainly have that ability! Thank you.

    April 29, 2012 at 16:32

    • António Marques

      Thank you for your words.
      Absolutely right, you are. Being able to see the beauty and a new approach in the mundane is a sure step to a more happy existence. Although one must admit it is often difficult to do so.
      Here’s to many of those moments!

      April 29, 2012 at 17:33

  121. Beautiful composition and colors! It reminded me of social project I heard about in a Ted Talk called “Look Up More.” Basically it played on the fact that when we get busy and preoccupied we tend not to take the time to look up and appreciate the sights or just acknowledge the things around us that we take for granted. Very refreshing pictures – thanks for sharing. 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 16:57

  122. Nice views and I thought them to be very organic! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    April 29, 2012 at 17:46

  123. Reblogged this on Blessing Cafe and commented:

    April 29, 2012 at 18:22

  124. Sensational – you have a most original eye! Thanks for sharing!

    April 29, 2012 at 19:24

  125. Reblogged this on saravidalgonzalez.

    April 29, 2012 at 19:25

  126. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing. 😉

    April 29, 2012 at 20:05

  127. Awesome pictures!! Love the tones

    April 29, 2012 at 22:15

  128. A unique perspective. Were you intentionally studying depth of field?


    April 29, 2012 at 22:29

  129. I love the way you’ve played with the ‘look up’ theme and taken it from different perpectives. Best wishes from Ireland.

    April 29, 2012 at 23:07

  130. thriftyniftygifty

    My favourite is the flax, the textures are amazing!

    April 29, 2012 at 23:12

  131. arulchandrana

    wow! they’re fantastic, mister! and i’m so curious with the reddish wood alike picture. what is it actually? a wood or an elephant trunk? lol

    April 29, 2012 at 23:26

  132. Congrats on a well deserved FP sir! Look forward to seeing many more great pics =)

    April 30, 2012 at 00:09

  133. super series! very nice work. interesting, and i love the title 🙂

    April 30, 2012 at 00:34

  134. Joe Labriola

    Beautiful images! Well done!

    April 30, 2012 at 00:47

  135. I’m an astronomer and I help people enjoy the stars, so I really liked your pictures of the sky. Thanks.

    April 30, 2012 at 02:44

  136. Great photos!!

    April 30, 2012 at 03:41

  137. yosephvera

    great shots

    April 30, 2012 at 04:07

  138. If you would really notice. The best background to make a perfect picture is the sky. You have really used it perfectly.. Awesome fotos..

    April 30, 2012 at 04:16

  139. Some really nice shots in this set, and a really great, simple idea too!

    April 30, 2012 at 07:00

  140. Things are looking up for you! 😉 Really different and cool perspective of things, thanks for sharing…

    April 30, 2012 at 07:30

  141. Reblogged this on pontofinalblog and commented:
    fotos incríveis…

    April 30, 2012 at 07:51

  142. Very nice photos!

    April 30, 2012 at 09:21

  143. purpleowltree1234

    The tree trunk took my breath away and I just had to stare a while and think, wow! :o) I came here seeking beauty and i found it. Thank you. :o)

    April 30, 2012 at 09:55

  144. faccina87

    Awesome photos!!!!

    April 30, 2012 at 10:46

  145. They are all so wonderful to the point where they almost look fabricated. And I mean this in the most genuine way: looking at them is like looking into a different world. I love them 🙂

    April 30, 2012 at 11:35

  146. beautiful!

    April 30, 2012 at 14:54

  147. You have great perspectives in your photography. I am by no means a “professional”, but I love taking pictures. And I’m in love with getting close and changing the way we see ordinary objects in everyday life. In many of these shots it looks like you have that same love for patterns that often go unnoticed. Well done…

    April 30, 2012 at 14:58

  148. So beautiful pictures!!

    April 30, 2012 at 15:39

  149. Love ’em! Trying to figure out, though, what that second picture is…curious…


    April 30, 2012 at 16:13

  150. Just amazing – love the angle and the shots.

    April 30, 2012 at 16:27

  151. Very dramatic! Nice high contrast colors and tones.

    April 30, 2012 at 16:39

  152. remarkable stuff..

    April 30, 2012 at 16:42

  153. Very beautiful photos, all of them, but I love the one with the gnarled tree the most.

    April 30, 2012 at 16:51

  154. I do love the big blue sky, just wish it was visible – unfortunately it’s all overcast here. Thanks for sharing some bright photos.(“-“)

    April 30, 2012 at 16:53

  155. Really enjoyed your photographs. Loved your perspective and sensibility.

    April 30, 2012 at 17:16

  156. I like the idea of ur pics. There’s something spiritual associated with this particular point of view. Thanks for sharing!

    April 30, 2012 at 18:20

  157. Love the palm photo. I too love taking photos from this perspective. I love photography so I will be following your work. If you like check out some of my images. Have a beautiful day! Happy picture taking!

    April 30, 2012 at 19:41

  158. the tree is AMAZING!

    April 30, 2012 at 20:11

  159. I love the texture and colors of these!

    April 30, 2012 at 23:30

  160. Oh these were quite unique. While reading, I didn’t know quite to expect, but when I saw the images I was very very impressed as well. There’s a lot going on in each of the pictures and I found it incredibly artistic, slightly abstract, but very well intentioned. I really enjoyed these images as they tantalized my inner creativity and artist!

    Keep capturing. I look forward to seeing more of your work!


    May 1, 2012 at 01:07

  161. You really capture the beauty of everyday things. I love this. Thank you!

    May 1, 2012 at 03:35

  162. Gorgeous photos – looking up is something few people find the time to do, these beautiful images are an inspiration to look up more often!

    May 1, 2012 at 03:42

  163. All I can say is WOW! Gorgeous pictures!

    May 1, 2012 at 05:22

  164. nice..

    May 1, 2012 at 06:27

  165. itchierfeet

    Hi. I really liked your set of images, and in particular the 3rd one of the sun and lamp post, very nice. I like the colour hues too. Thanks for sharing.

    May 1, 2012 at 07:32

  166. Parabéns pelo freshly pressed. O que é a segunda?

    May 1, 2012 at 10:27

    • António Marques

      Obrigado António(?). Caixote de lixo. Quem diria?

      May 1, 2012 at 12:40

  167. Love the 3rd one – with the sphere around the sun – amazin’!

    May 1, 2012 at 12:41

  168. Spectacular photos! Keep looking up.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:46

  169. and how high and glorious is the sky! why do we (only) call it blue… ?! thnx for reminding us to turn our gazes skyward too…

    May 1, 2012 at 12:56

  170. I hope you don’t mind, but I posted one of your photos on my own humble blog, with a link back to you. I love these images so much I wanted to share them. If you object to the photo being on my blog, please let me know and I’ll take it down right away.

    May 1, 2012 at 13:01

    • António Marques

      Don´t mind at all, Steven. Thank you for your interest.

      May 1, 2012 at 13:30

  171. What a fabulous idea you had!!! And the pictures you have taken from doing so are utterly amazing!! You are extremely talented! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!! You should come visit my blog at http://www.katzfood.wordpress.com! I am just starting out, and you have given me wonderful ideas! Keep the pictures coming, cant wait to see what is next.

    May 1, 2012 at 13:14

  172. Wicked pictures. Nice work.

    May 1, 2012 at 14:24

  173. Great shots!

    May 1, 2012 at 16:34

  174. We Review Shit

    You take such normal parts of everyday life and make them into these beautiful pieces of artwork. Truely amazing.

    May 1, 2012 at 16:52

  175. Love the detailed pictures! It’s amazing that you used a compact for this… makes me want to ditch the DSLR at home and just bring a point&shoot from now on!

    May 1, 2012 at 17:24

  176. Jen

    a very nice perspective 🙂

    May 1, 2012 at 18:26

  177. I just really love that third photograph António.

    May 1, 2012 at 18:46

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Wouter. There is really much to see and capture “up” there!

      May 1, 2012 at 19:09

  178. whenever I’m walking around outside or riding as a passenger in a car, I love to just look up into the sky… gives me a sense of peace. Nice shots.

    May 2, 2012 at 04:00

    • António Marques

      Thanks. (And hey, about the subject of your blog´s latest post, we all had imperfect childhoods… it´s the good parts that count).

      May 2, 2012 at 10:57

  179. Great photographs! Not to mention that this is an idea worth trying. Thanks for the idea. It’s very simple but it can be a great perspective!

    May 2, 2012 at 04:57

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Robin. New ideas mean new possibilities and we sure must try to explore them, both in photography and in life.

      May 2, 2012 at 10:51

  180. www.macuisineetvous.com

    I love, very nice pics.

    May 2, 2012 at 16:08

  181. Amazing pictures! I’m new in your blog and really loved it!
    Regards from Madrid!

    May 2, 2012 at 22:09

  182. Your pictures are heart-warming. As I sit here on a gray and stormy day in Minnesota, the images of light are awe-inspiring. Thanks for the lift!

    May 3, 2012 at 15:09

    • António Marques

      If those pictures warmed somebody’s heart, they have already fulfilled its purpose. All the best… and with bluer skies!

      May 3, 2012 at 22:16

  183. rsmnik

    Great variety! A lower angle of view has always been quite amusing, just makes you feel that there are thing higher and bigger than you… And indeed, the objects captured fit that description. Gives a more realistic feel.
    Keep it up mate. 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 21:43

  184. Fantastic photographs! But do you prefer the relaxed method of photographing, or do you like the urgency of an impending deadline to get your creativity going? I have to admit I like the pressure to keep me focused..! Congrats on Freshly Pressed 🙂

    May 4, 2012 at 13:07

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Alexandra. The self-imposed deadlines are good to keep me focused also, but to much pressure and stiffness can result in posted shots that, in a second glance, I wouldn’t find with enough interest to share. It’s a question of balance, I think. I put some pressure on myself to shoot everyday by I only post it when I think I have something worthwhile.

      May 4, 2012 at 18:33

  185. Joe Labriola

    Very clever and great images to support the premise. Well done!

    May 4, 2012 at 14:22

  186. Pingback: Monthly Fragments; April 2012 « António Marques Photoblog

  187. Jorge Ledesma

    Antonio, congrats on being “Freshly pressed” join the club, it feels super nice to be picked from amongst thousands of blogs. Impressive set of visual cues here. I love the different vantage points and to be honest it reminds me a lot of some shots I took late last year. I love your sense of spatial orientation as well on these shots.



    May 10, 2012 at 17:30

  188. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived.

    May 18, 2012 at 21:01

    • António Marques

      You are most welcome, Russel. All the best and my compliments to Zoey!

      May 18, 2012 at 21:16

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