Weekly Photo Challenge: Background or Foreground – Who Knows?


Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
 Charles Simic

Touch my foot dolphinDolphins. I love them as much as they love to drag race our bow. Here I am sitting by the pulpit, “I find it so odd the names they invent for boat stuff, do you know how many different words there are for rope?” and I have my legs over the side. I am hoping the dolphin will jump up and touch me. Every time he jumps I yell ‘Hi!’ I am like the birds from Where’s Nemo but instead of repeating Mine! Mine! Mine! my chant is Hi! Hi! Hi! Dolphins jump out from the water quite often.

wordpressThe Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Link up here!

This week’s photo challenge is quite that – challengingIn the Background: Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or the foreground, the center of attention.

Here are some great takes on the prompt:
Weekly Photo Challenge – In the Background « LargeSelf
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background | Its In The Picture – 365
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background – Cheating With Flowers & Ivy | pics by peep
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background | The Educated Illiterates
Background: Weekly Photo Challenge | liveuntil
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background | Stevie’s Words
In the Background – WP Weekly Photo Challenge « Jag gör världen vackrare
Weekly Photo Challenge: In The Background | Being Arindam


47 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Background or Foreground – Who Knows?”

  1. I LOVE the dolphin picture and envy you so much right now. I haven’t been that close to one since a trip to Sea World when I was still a single-digit age. Your adventures never cease to amaze me, my friend.


    1. Last year there were a bunch of dolphins near our anchorage so Leo had me get ready and he took me out to them in the dinghy, every time I jumped in the water they swam away. I tried it over and over again, the closest I got was 5 feet. I figured they were feeding so I gave up and let them eat in peace…


    1. The first time it happens you will think you’ve been blessed with good fortune. The feeling doesn’t change really even after you’ve found yourself surrounded by over a thousand of them!


  2. so much fun when you are on a boat and the dolphins swim along side and surf the wake.
    I hope one day you get those dolphin kisses


    1. Beware of what you ask for… you know how hot & humid it will get once it kicks in! Remember what the midwest is famous for (and I’m not talking bbq ribs)


    1. I cheated. The dolphin pic was… well, I tried and tried to capture a good image but it wasn’t happening so I switched to video then I snagged a still from the vid. Don’t tell anybody, I hate cheaters!



      1. Oh, that’s not cheating. All’s fair in love and photography! 🙂 I wonder how a polarizing filter might have worked… Of course, one can’t just ask the dolphin to hold still while running to your camera bag to get the filter out!


        1. Right? And on the boat, I keep a limited supply of photog equipment (says the girl with 4 cameras always on hand) so my SLR is without all its extra gear and stuff. Not sure I would dare dangle the SLR over open water when the waves are crashing. However, I do need a new cam so maybe a drop would be a perfect excuse…


          1. That’s where I’d pull out my UW setup. At least it would be in a waterproof housing (says the girl also with four cameras on hand.) Of course, then, there would be no way to put a filter on it! It’s a great shot anyway. And a great interpretation of the challenge.


    1. Thanks! I know you take great pics too, do you ever join in these prompts? It’s really fun and expands your blog community incredibly…


        1. The link is in the bottom of the post. I’m totally addicted to them. Each Friday they throw us a new challenge. If you like photog you will love these prompts!


  3. Feel like I’m there with the dolphins. HI DOLPHINS!!
    And what lighthouse is that? Looks a lot like Peggy’s Cove in Canada, but not.


    1. I’m not sure. I think the lighthouse was either on Prince-Edward-Island or by a cabin I rented years ago on the Ottawa River. Sorry.


  4. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.


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