Saturday, June 22, 2013

Asian Landscape Perspective


An interesting entry on the "hbd* chick" (human biodiversity) blog pointed to a South Korean documentary (in English) about cultural differences, east and west.

Here's the link:  http://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/do-you-think-like-a-westerner/

In the first part of the documentary, it was claimed that classical Chinese landscapes were often painted from an elevated or "bird's eye" perspective.




Traditional European landscape painting was said to typically use a perspective based at ground level.




So, for a lark, today I decided to take a photograph from atop Lookout Mountain and approximate an asian style of perspective.  (It was a hazy day and I'm a lousy landscape photographer, but the discerning reader will no doubt grasp my intention.)


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