Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition
Wandering with my camera, I often find my eye drawn to strange bedfellows. Juxtapositions. Foils. Unexpected pairings.
A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast” — as in this shot. While visiting Toul Sleng Prison in Cambodia, I was struck by the brilliant blue sky and palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze just beyond the barbed wire encircling the building. I had to capture it.
Of course, a juxtaposition doesn’t have to be serious. I snapped a shot of this non-plussed pup at a pet parade in my hometown:
Juxtapositions are all around us. Maybe there’s one bright yellow flower in your vase of pink daisies, or you have a shot of your kids, one smiling, one making a face. Maybe you spied a vintage car parked outside a sleek, modern building, or a new car in front of a run-down house — or one of a thousand other things you wouldn’t think of until you see it.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo showing JUXTAPOSITION.
This is a great opportunity to practice viewing the world with a photographer’s eye. Take the time to take a closer look at the world around you, and find a serendipitous couple. Surprise us!
New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
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