Thursday’s Special: In the background

When thinking of a subject matter for your photo, you shouldn’t forget the background; after all it takes the better half of a photo. If messy, the background will be distracting and pull the viewer’s eye away from the subject of the photo. It can be either complementary to the subject or an integral part of it, or it can even make aΒ Β statement. Whatever your approach, I look forward to seeing your results. Please, leave links to your responses to this challenge. Happy Thursday!





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Now, you must click on the titles bellow. They will take you to the contributing blogs that you absolutely must visit:

In the background by Marie

Selfie with Tom, and a woman passing all in rose

Live and Let’s Play – Drake Style

Konig Laurin by Traudel

Ocean as my background by Sylvia

On Zanzibar Farms by Tish

In the background by the Jagged Man

In the background by Patricia

In the background by Sonya

Background by Klara

In the background on Lecco LakeΒ 

51 Comments on “Thursday’s Special: In the background

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  2. Agree totally. One often forgets the background. Or the foreground: typical party picture with glasses and bottles in the foreground. πŸ™‚
    Love your composition. Everything in its place.


    • Can you picture Barry White and Pavarotti fighting over a bowl of jelly beans? (this is what I had in mind :D, btw they sing in the song here)

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      • I have a confession to make: I don’t always play the song. Please don’t be mad, I realize it is part of your work in composing the post. As an excuse, the bar is so small I sometimes don’t see it. Now that I did, it is great fun. The stars and spangled banner is for Barry White, and the green, white and red jelly beans are for Pavarotti? πŸ™‚


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  5. A bit of Thursday fun and I can already see it will produce some great entries. I’m having a lovely time. Travelling home later today. Sending hugs xx


  6. Such an emblematic shot, Paula. The US in her spankingly brightest colours. And very oddly I was thinking about jelly beans yesterday. Was that your fault?? :O


  7. Secondo me , lo sfondo “fa parte”assolutamente della foto!
    Non si deve considerarlo una “aggiunta”!
    Bello il tuo , grande idea….


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  12. I work very hard to find neutral backgrounds, but maybe I’ve got something for this one. I’m going to do a little searching and I’ll get right back to you πŸ™‚ Good to hear from you!


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  14. Gosh – the contrast really drew me in – and I read I. He comments ” Barry White and Pavarotti fighting over a bowl of jelly beans?” and this is brilliant P!


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