Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:

In the Background


Photo by Myra Lambino

Here’s the explanation and example from WordPress (text and photo by Pick): 

      “In the Background: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables.


“Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or — as in the example above — the foreground, the center of attention.”

                                        – by Pick

Copycats (those who steal scenes/ copy images)

Cannes film fest best director Brillante Mendoza complained in a TV interview  that the mother-bathing-her-child- in- a- plastic- basin scene in his movie was copied by one of the indie films in the Cinemalaya film festival.

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Images in my road series music video published and shown in this blog last April, consisting of numerous (countless!) “walking away on a road” scenes,  set to Carole King’s “So far away….doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore….  (Myra’s road series, photos by Myra Lambino-Ramos)

And, below, part of a “walking away on a road” scenes of a multi-million peso movie released in June this year, the dialog in one road metaphor in this movie is “Why are you walking away from me…? etc etc” as part of a long- goodbye- on- a- road scene (not included in this clip but i think you’ve seen it: the image is similar to the still in the blog, a happy coincidence: the character says her lines, slowly turns her back…. walks away from the camera…. on a road…long, long scene, as visual metaphor, her back facing the camera, and she’s wearing a small backpack, too!)

   you could envisage a good-bye scene a thousand visual ways, this one, coincidentally, just had to be on a road…with the character slowly walking away…her back facing the camera, too… wearing a little  backpack, too, backpack facing the camera, too… (not in this clip)

—  a happy coincidence. maybe it’s just a coincidence.

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