Friday, December 23, 2011
These cliffs in Yosemite are really not at such an angle. But when you take multiple photographs, you often get parallax errors. Your eyes automatically correct for the change in perspective, but the camera records each frame as you see it and then, when you put the frames together, you get a slightly strange looking photo. Here, the waterfall is not falling straight down. This seems to be the case because, when the picture was taken, I was standing way below the cliffs. If I had taken the picture from approximately the level of the middle of cliffs, the perspective would have been more normal looking.