Caterpillar views

The sleek elegance of palm fronds: this collection was on the island of Pulau Semakau off Singapore. Shot during takes for the Scene City Singapore TV series shot on the Zeiss 16mm-35mm on Sony A900.
Sunset on a puddle (my caterpillar likes puddles) in an over-watered orchard near Cromwell, South Island, New Zealand.
You know where this is, where it must be. Yes; Venice. After a heavy downpour, with a fierce wind (not visible). Caterpillar shooting at ground level.
Palace interior, somewhere in Venice. Heavy rains had blown onto the floor, giving a lovely listening effect. Shooting from ground level, of course - natural place for a caterpillar.
In Prague, outside the Josef Sudek museum, a shot of the sort the old master would probably not have understood the point of making.
Shot from the wet bench of the gorgeous wooden sculpture that is the Henderson Wave in Singapore: it's a curvaceous bridge of wooden planks over a busy main road. A lover's delight.
In our little Auckland garden, looking up from a branch of the cherry tree towards the leaves of the Japanese maple, shot with an 16mm fish-eye on the Sony A-900.
Creeping around the floor of a New Zealand native forest, looking up at virtually any point gives you a glimpse ino heaven. It's extraordinarily beautiful and it is indeed a caterpillar view as the camera is down at mud and moss level
When anyone talks rot about 'infinite depth of field' of fish-eye lenses, show them this picture. Shot with a Sony 16mm fish-eye at f/2.8: yes, you can have depth of field effects with fish-eye lenses.
Creeping around the native bush of New Zealand again: the richness of leaf forms and variety of greens is unfailingly enthralling: add a bit of light, any light, and the image recipe cooks up nicely.
Crawling around a garden again, this time in Thames, New Zealand. The native flax plants, with their vibrant colours and linear forms are ideal for these ultra wide-angle close-up views. A drop of rain doesn't go amiss, either.
Not your usual view of the River Thames, yes, right in London - Barnes, to be precise. For this shot, I dangled the camera from the end of its strap to get close - dangerously close - to the water.
A fish-eye view of toi-toi (that's the pretty silvery grass on the right) on the Wanganui River, at sunset. You couldn't guess it, but while I'm working on this shoot, some boys are play fighting, emitting blood-curdling screams.
Back in our little garden in full and verdant flush of Spring time, showing how even a small space can deliver up great riches provided you give it time to reveal itself to you, and can pop out throughout the day to get away from the monitor.
Nature knows how to turn the ugly scar of an abandoned gold mining mess into something beautiful. Here, at St Bathans, South Island, New Zealand. Takes a while, though, shot with the Sigma 12mm-24mm on Sony A900.