26 by 26 7:56am, 4 April 2013
Pretend you are an animal (earthworm, cat, bat, sparrow, etc.), imagine what you would perceive and take a photo from this perspective
— Michael Reisch

Michael adds...
"It is a question of trying to identify with another being in a maybe emphatic way, although it is totally different from us. Also what I find interesting is that actually the photographers view on things is analogous to the animal view, watching mankind's strange behavior and projects very much from the outside."

Landscape 7/040
Michael Reisch

"Landschaft(Landscape)", 7/016

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"Landschaft(Landscape)", 1/002

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Reisch photographs landscapes as well as industrial buildings with a large format camera, and then manipulates the images digitally. Any references to specific time and place are removed, creating fictional landscapes that somehow seem extremely realistic.


As well as being a good place to connect with other members and share your initial reactions, thoughts about how to 'solve it' and any links you think might help the group. This can also be a good place to include any old photos you have that fit the challenge or your work-in-progress during the two weeks before posting your final image to the group pool.

We're looking forward to hearing people's thoughts, good luck everyone!
— 26 by 26 team

(a quick reminder that submissions should have the challenge number in the title or description, there's only one submission allowed per challenge and old photos are only permissible in the discussion threads and not the group pool)
LornaMcHardy 5 years ago
I love this one :0)))
martkelly 5 years ago
Hmm. Might require some thought!
Monty May (OBSERVE) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Monty May (OBSERVE) (member) 5 years ago
And that's how Michael looks like:

Michael Reisch #1
IngeHG PRO 5 years ago
This should be fun :-)
BeccaG PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by BeccaG (member) 5 years ago
This sounds fun, I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's responses to this over the next 2 weeks.

My brain is full of ideas already.
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago
I'm with Lorna. Looking forward to this one :)
Plan in place - need some sun
LornaMcHardy 5 years ago
I'm just going to throw my first idea out there... hang on while I edit :0)
Kristin Ator 5 years ago
I'm predicting some beautiful 'bird's eye views'... now how to get up high?...
Kristin Ator Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Kristin Ator (member) 5 years ago
... or maybe down low...Looking through my archives, here is one that might fit the bill (from a neighbourhood cat's viewpoint?):
Neighbourhood Prowl
LornaMcHardy 5 years ago
Kristin Ator:

Julia M Cameron PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Julia M Cameron (admin) 5 years ago
Old photo...
Sparrow's eye view?
My favourite green space 3

Surreal: Fish and shops
Studyjunkie PRO 5 years ago
I thought this old one fits the bill rather well.
Wide and low
~ Meredith ~ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ~ Meredith ~ (member) 5 years ago
That's a great one Rachael :)

Here's an old one of mine that might fit the brief. We get quite a lot of critters visiting our garden so this might be seen from their perspective.

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Mark W Russell 5 years ago
I have three initial thoughts about this challenge; firstly, like a number have already posted is a different physical point of view, i,e, low to ground or high up.

You are here!

Secondly, creatures often have VERY different vision due to their eye construction, placement in their skulls, etc. They often have a different range of colour vision, etc.


Thirdly, we often live as the dominant and "important" species, whereas the existence of other species and their interactions and behaviours often carries on regardless of us arrogant humans.

Low drag coeffcient
mmumfordsmith03 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by mmumfordsmith03 (member) 5 years ago
3# Old photo; Fly's eye view
mmumfordsmith03 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by mmumfordsmith03 (member) 5 years ago
This was an attempt to see from the fly's point of view, just before landing on the spider's web.
Mark's comments are really helpful and interesting.
Voltaire 2010 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Voltaire 2010 (member) 5 years ago
Interesting challenge. The difference in perspective can give a different interpretation, as Pamela's comment on this picture shows
Barbican 2 by Voltaire 2010

Palofperu (7 months ago | reply | delete)
Wow this makes me giddy just looking at it. Without the figure it could pass for wall art.
A great dislocation!
darcydancer PRO 5 years ago
2nd choice for submission
Spine Brighton #3
sobrenivel 5 years ago
A very old photo that could fit the challenge:

Monumento a la Bandera desde lo alto!
Barndillo 5 years ago
It'd be interesting to see everyones poses while taking some of these photos.
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago
Picking up on Mark's third point above made me start thinking about parasites and how they might view human beings (and other creatures) as landscapes ready to exploit. I'm not sure I'm there with this idea yet but thought I'd post my first attempt to see what others think.

Challenge #3 Alien Landscape
Minikas1 5 years ago
Japan 061
Fromo99 5 years ago
Having watched an eagle flying low over a mountain ridge I had in mind using something like this - unfortunately taken the day before this challenge was announced.

Where Eagles Dare
maximilianen 5 years ago
Dog pretending to be human perspective
SPNC - Y3 #02
david_gillett Posted 5 years ago. Edited by david_gillett (admin) 5 years ago
I thought I'd explore a sense which us humans are sadly lacking, echolocation. Here's my progress so far...

... the strobe I've ordered arrived today so I'm hoping to having a play with that this weekend.
Steve Leverett PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Steve Leverett (member) 5 years ago
Got on much better with this - and there's some great stuff coming through from you others!

I've taken a worm's or bug's eye view with most - but am trying with others ...

Here's a squirrel ...
#3-06b-squ by Steve Leverett

this is just a bit of a joke!

More seriously - another view:
#3-01a by Steve Leverett

I've now posted my entry - but am still working on the theme ...

Thanks all

For example - ...
#3-running02 by Steve Leverett
Mark W Russell 5 years ago
My efforts so far, but still working on this one.....

Barndillo 5 years ago
Doing some catch up this week. It's been a bit crazy around here since easter. I need to get #3, #4 and now #5 done!!! I think that this brief has been a real battle for me to get my head around, but finally have some good idea's will try them out this afternoon.
Digitalface 5 years ago
26 by 26:

I've missed this challenge (as i've only just joined the group) is my take: From a lamb's perspective that's about to be slaughtered
Slaughterhouse by Digitalface
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