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WPC – Out of this World

Something that is Out of this World

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but very much edible. The biggest cotton candy I’ve ever seen…. Or

if you are Australian: Fairy Floss

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Iceland’s most Haunted House

Also Out of this World. Abandoned, unforgiving, and definitely haunted, according to my friends who tried to stay the night here where they experienced an out of this world happening, during their overnight stay in this abandoned house.

Something ‘spooky’ To Ponder About

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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!!]

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3. Sometimes the best angle is found from behind! 

A Street entertainer in Brisbane, Australia.

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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.

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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

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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

 

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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Street Photography – Challenger’s Choice

Sally from Lens and Pens invites us to Pick one: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

But rebelliously, (is that even a word?), I have chosen two photos this week:

Street Photography

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I thought this photo was interesting as you can learn so much about the people standing here just from a backward glance.

Secondly,

Portraiture/Night Phoneography (with my older phone camera)

Poorer quality photograph due to inadequate light, but I thought it caught the subject with a unique doll-like expression.

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What was going through her mind? Something I’ll Ponder About

More entries:

http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/08/28/foggy-morning-in-melbourne/#comment-6820

http://streetsofsfphotos.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/house-lamps-4-photos/