I know I’ve been busy travelling when I’ve missed posting on-purpose photos from a trip: shots I wanted that required me to get out of bed early, dagnab it, in the hope of finding streets empty of people.
In planning my few days in Edinburgh in June, I looked online to see what photo opportunities it offered. In addition to obvious highlights — the three bridges over the Firth of Forth — I found a site citing West Bow. This short, curved street offers colourful facades and an elevated sidewalk, or a sunken roadway, depending on how you look at it.
West Bow and the other street scenes I found along the way led to me learning about the keystone effect.
In photography, the term is used to describe the apparent leaning of buildings
towards the vertical centerline of the photo
when shooting upwards,
a common effect in Architectural photography. – Wiki
“When shooting upwards,” as when using a super-short but travel-friendly tripod that I’ve set up literally at street level to allow me to get photos in relatively low light? Well, yes.
Keystone Correction is the term
for digitally trying to correct the effect.
– Home Theater Review
With the emphasis on the “trying to,” perhaps, at least in my case. And, as with all adjustments, especially those that require cropping, it’s a good thing to have in mind before taking the picture.
It turns out there’s levels and levels of planning in photography. Next time . . .