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Travel Theme – Behind

When I first read the post on Travel theme – Behind, I thought that I’d be hard pressed to find many photos to fit the theme. But then I realized rear facing photos can add another dimension to photography. Here is my list of tips on photography from behind.

My Ten Tips for Photography from Behind

  1. A shot taken from behind can set the tone and be made far more interesting. Some pensive brooding by my daughter, on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

Great ocean RoadWhat was she thinking? She hates road trips, so perhaps it was that, or maybe she was a little bored with the scenery? Surely not! Look at it!

 

2. Sometimes you can get an unexpected shot from behind!

[Take note, this one is for you, Peggy!!]

Rebel computer

3. Sometimes the best angle is found from behind! 

A Street entertainer in Brisbane, Australia.

street performer

4. The mood of a photo can be changed with a posterior shot!

Without the teen standing there, it might have been just another seascape. Instead, it became dramatic and I was concerned for the boy’s safety at at Ballina, Northern NSW.

cliff boy

 

5. A shot focusing behind can draw attention to where you want viewers to look.

Looking down the Floibanen, Bergen, Norway

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and direct the eye…

Copenhagen Town hall tower, Denmark

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6. Subjects don’t always need to be looking directly at the camera lens.

Sheep in Golfjellet, Norway

sheep in golfjellet

 

 

7. Sometimes the subject begs to be photographed from behind!

A garden ornament in Whitby, New Zealand

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8. The rear shot can be humorous, enhanced by nature, or man!

No, it wasn’t me who did this!  Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

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9. The background behind can emphasize the message you are trying to convey

Art Exhibition by Ron Mueck

 Ron Mueck Exhibition

10. There is also the metaphorical meaning to one’s theme.

Art Exhibition by Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck Exhibition of Sculpture Art

Pondering about something behind one’s back?

 Something to Ponder About

 

15 thoughts on “Travel Theme – Behind”

    1. So you got that feeling too? I can’t remember what he did as it was a few years ago. I think he was just having a look, but one never knows. Perhaps he had an epiphany and changed his mind to more positive thoughts.
      The garden statue obviously belonged to a resident with a keen sense of humour. I do wonder if the statue had a head?

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    1. I am happy you like my post, Andrea. I did try to put a slightly different spin on it and I am glad you ‘got’ my humour! So you’ve been to Bergen. For pleasure or work? I was there last year around this time for the third time. Have you posted about it at all? I’d love to read your take on it.

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      1. I’ve visited Bergen twice for pleasure – only briefly. We used to have a ferry just down the road that sailed there, it would take about 24 hours each leg of the trip and you’d be there for the day. Unfortunately they stopped doing it – my last trip there was before I started blogging, it must have been quite some years ago now.

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