Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

This week’s The Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge is:  In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says In the Background.  Click here to see the challenge.  Here’s my take on the theme.

As we were decorating our yard for Memorial Day, I noticed my yellow flower thing-ys  had begun blooming (does anyone know the name of these plants?).  I decided to snap some photos.  After I took the first one or two pictures, I remembered this week’s Photo Challenge and decided to see just what I could “catch” in the background of my frame.  I took these with my iPhone5 camera.  I wish now I would have used my good Sony.  Oh, well, hind-sight is always 20/20!

In The Background:  One of the flags we put out around the house.

In The Background: One of the flags we put around the front of our house.

The intent of this shot was to get the flag with the roses. In The Background:  Three more of the flags down the sidewalk.

The intent of this shot was to get the flag with the roses.
In The Background: Three more of the flags down the sidewalk.

And I just cannot resist posting this next picture.  In the background is my front door with my Flip Flop Wreath!  (Click on the name of the post to see previous posts:  Flip Flop Frenzy – Part 2 and Flip Flop Frenzy).

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I hope you enjoyed my take on the theme “In The Background.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

We try to take a family Christmas photo as often as we can. Considering the fact that my husband and I live in Missouri, the oldest son lives in Florida, and the youngest son and his family live in Oklahoma, it is sometimes difficult to get everyone together for a photo session.   Anyway, a few years ago, we were trying to come up with something different to do for our family photo.  Our oldest son suggested this:

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My dad stood on a small, two-step ladder and took several pictures FROM ABOVE.  We loved it when we saw the photos!  We are all smiling except for our granddaughter, Kylee, who we had to wake up from her nap because the oldest son had to leave to catch his flight home.  Fortunately she didn’t cry like she normally does when she doesn’t get her “nap out.”

We even took the traditional “silly” picture!

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Notice Kylee’s expression didn’t change.  Oh, well.

Photos FROM ABOVE really do change the perspective of the subject matter.

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