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In the Background: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in…

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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.

pickIn a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says In the Background.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all but disappear into the moments you capture.

– Pick

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    1. I for one purposefully never read the prompt. I want to share my interpretation of the theme and not be influenced by someone else’s. Of course I’ve been know to really “reach” in my interpretations :-)

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