Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

In the Background: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables. Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or the foreground, the center of attention.  Michael Pick – The Daily Post

I am usually the one behind the camera snapping pictures everywhere we go but every once in a while I show up in an unplanned reflection or shadow…

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In Ryan’s sunglasses at the beach

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Trying to line up the perfect shot of our favorite Bookshop.  You can see my final (reflection free) version here – Phoneography Challenge: Neighborhood.

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A beach shadow during one of our New Year’s Day walks by the water.

Take a peek at the Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background for more fun photo surprises.  What’s in your background?

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