Taken from The Daily Post’s Challenge Page — “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.”
For The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge this week, Pick asked that we take a photograph of ourselves or someone else as the lesser part of a scene, making the background or foreground the center of attention.
This may not have been exactly what he had in mind, but here are my photos:
The first image came about because I was taking a photo of the boys whilst sitting on a large rocking bench swing at the park yesterday. My little mini doxie was positioned strategically in my lap. Until she decided she wanted to be a part of the photo. The original image captured just the top of her head and her eyebrows. So I repositioned her (against her will!) to shoot this picture.
I told the boys I would take individual photos of them, so I was in the midst of photographing W (in the tie-dye shirt) when M decided it was his turn to be in the limelight. So he jumped in front of the camera in what I think was a rapper pose?
And this last one has nothing to do with the theme. I just thought I would show you how silly my kids are. They crack me up often. Since I like to think I am hilariously funny, I can only assume they get their wit and comedic timing from me. 😉
I’m just going to call this photo “Yikes,” for obvious reasons. I haven’t a clue as to where they’ve seen a pose like this before! [Mental Note: Fix the lock on my bedroom door!]
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