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.

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

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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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A Good Match

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A good match goes together like birds of a feather!birdsingapore

or Gog and Magog

Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog, Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Music seems to agree too:

Nothing can separate the mermaid from her rockIMG_9130

or good friends:  we are a Good match!

d-and-me

Not something to take for granted.

A Good Match is the weekly theme in WPC

Something to Ponder About

Weekly Photo Challenge – Forces of Nature

Coolangatta Australia
Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Australia

 

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”

In Australia, a country aged by the wind, sun and sea, we see many examples of nature’s work and Forces of Nature.

I am drawn to the sea, as most of us are, who cling to the more hospitable coastal regions of Australia for hearth and home.

The limestone structures that survive, here on Australia’s southern coastline, defy wind, rain, tempest and frothing sea and are an example of natural endurance against the continual pounding of the ocean and are geologically, if not also aesthetically, interesting.

The Arch, Great Ocean Road, Australia

Gog and Magog, Great Ocean Road, Australia
Gog and Magog, Great Ocean Road, Australia
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London Bridge – that fell down stranding tourists

Captured on a very basic Auto focus camera, with the exception of the first photograph, taken with a Nexus 4 and edited with Picasa.

The forces of nature – Something to Ponder About

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Great Ocean Road, Australia    Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

WordPress has come up with, what I feel sure will be, a very popular topic, for the photo challenge. Why not join in: here

The layers of sediment in the limestone rocks along the Great Ocean Road at the southern edge of the Australian continent are amazing and beautiful natural structure, sculptured by the relentless pounding of the Southern ocean and the “Roaring Forties”.
Sailors must have had to be so cautious sailing in these realms. Something to ponder about today.

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