Weekly Photo Challenge: Background or Foreground – Who Knows?

Lighthouse

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.

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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
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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

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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.

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    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…

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    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!

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  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

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    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)

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    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!

      😉

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      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!

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        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…

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          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.

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    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…

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        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!

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  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.

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    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.

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  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.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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