Weekly Photo Challenge – In the Background

Weekly Photo Challenge – 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 — as in the example above — the foreground, the center of attention.

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I found trying to make a picture of this superb model of a ship quite challenging due to the mirror mounted behind it in this large display case. I moved to each side trying to get an angled picture, but alas I still am somewhat in the picture. I thought this might fit the parameters of the challenge.

Another example is this picture of my daughter I took from my new Windows phone to put in my contacts. If you look in the window over her right shoulder you will see a faint image of me as I take the photo.

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This is a photo of some pictures I transferred to my Kindle Fire from my PC. WHile it is only my hands and camera, they are certainly in the background.

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This is a picture of my son and nephew I made with a mirror above them, but still capturing a faint image of me behind the flash.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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