Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday's Photolife--Swapping background and foreground

Last weekend I took pictures at the wedding of one of my nieces. Here's one of my favorite shots. It swaps up what we think should be front and center in a wedding picture, but it works. We all get the message of what is going on.

Application to writing? Sometimes I think we can focus on something other than the main subject and communicate the whole just as well if not better than when we put the main subject front and center.

21 comments:

Grace said...

What a great way for me to keep this day great!!! Reading your blog has become one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for an interesting topic and sweet picture. I can't wait to see the album!!!

Beth said...

Great pic, and so very true!

Danyelle said...

Yes! I think that doing so helps keep the story fresh and different. Great post. :D

Angie said...

I love that picture. And good advice about writing. I am going to put that into practice with what I am doing now.

Elana Johnson said...

Great tip! And beautiful photograph.

Terra said...

Pretty and romantic photo and nice tie in to your writing tip.

T. Anne said...

What a gorgeous shot! There's a good writing analogy in there somewhere. I'm sure I'll think of it at three in the morning. ;) Have a great weekend Lois!

Carolyn V. said...

Wow. That's a beautiful picture! =)

lotusgirl said...

Thanks, y'all! Have a great weekend.

Jackee said...

Hey! You're back, Lois. We've missed you. :o)

That picture is gorgeous. And I agree in the power of object focus (and in the power of thirds too) instead of looking directly at something all the time.

Crimey said...

Great picture. Its application to writing makes perfect sense too. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

So very true! What a great way to explain it. By the way, I got the B&N gift card. Thank you so much. Now, what shall I buy...

Lydia Kang said...

That is a great thought. It's hard to do that, but when I see it in a book, I'm always in awe of the craftsmanship of it.

Rena said...

Very cool picture! And, I liked how you related it to writing.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I really like that photo. It makes you feel like you're peeking in at a stolen moment. Very romantic :)

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Tahereh said...

what a beautiful picture!

and an excellent point!

2 for 2!! :D

Lady Glamis said...

Oh yes! Got to love those shots. I'd like to see an example of this in writing - it's a great concept!

Alyssa said...

Love that picture. It's so sweet. Also, I'm coming home on Saturday! Huzzah! I'll be seeing you soon. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

So true! I think Olive Kitteridge is a great example of this.
Gorgeous photo! Congrats to the happy couple!

Kelly H-Y said...

Perfect shot; perfect point!