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.
In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says In the Background.
I chose this photograph for this week’s Photo Challenge because originally it was intended to focus on the lady sat alone on the bench. I realised shortly after that by placing her in the left of the frame, I could actually enhance that feeling of loneliness and draw attention to the background and all the ’empty’ space. You can see that life goes on around her.
This post is in response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/weekly-photo-challenge-in-the-background/