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 — as in the example above — the foreground, the center of attention.’
Of course I don’t get it! But here goes anyway. Join in with the challenge at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/weekly-photo-challenge-in-the-background/

Thought to be early 16th century. I'm convinced its older.
Thought to be early 16th century. I’m convinced its older.
Through the wavy lines.
Through the wavy lines.
Red cliffs background
Red cliffs background

32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

  1. Lovely pictures, Gilly! The red cliffs are very interesting, my first time to see something like this because the ones I’ve been to are white cliffs like in Etretat. 😉

  2. Love your take on the challenge Gilly and your photo’s are beautiful as always! You have such a unique way of seeing things and that is what I love about you. Thanks for sharing hon. 🙂 *big hugs*

  3. The first shot looks very evocative, the kind of place that leaves it ‘echoes and traces upon one’. I wonder how many countless people have walked that way .. the standing stones look like markers.

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