Here’s a way to breathe new life into your pictures – look at the subject you want to photograph and see if it might be improved by using what I call the “Looking Thru” technique.
First, I’m showing you a view of the garden we saw from our living room in an apartment we rented in Sintra, Portugal. Why not take a picture as we saw the gardens thru the window?
We’re still in Sintra for this second shot, “Looking Thru” the grill work of our apartment door that shows a neighbor’s home across the path. The flowers make for a colorful accent.
“Looking Thru” an arch (in Gdansk, Poland) makes the third photo special in two ways – first by framing the subjects and secondly by shooting into the sun, making them silhouettes.
While visiting the Foto Museum in Porto, Portugal we saw the neighboring building through this grill work (the photo museum had previously been a jail).
This last shot, also taken through grill work, was from the seldom-visited second floor of the Tourist Information office in Lisbon, looking out on the famous Praca do Comercio (Commercial Plaza).
When you next have the opportunity, take some photos by “Looking Thru” and see if you like the results.