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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

Michael Pick would like me to do something different in the background – me, not the scenery.  No wonder they call it a challenge.  People/objects we know and love, or who are interesting are usually the focus of our thoughts and pictures.  Now Michael I’m not happy about this.  I’m having to think – AGAIN, and I just did that yesterday.  I mean really, I do have some excellent background pictures with Manny in the foreground and San Diego Bay in the background.  Won’t that do, Michael?

Granted Manny is not blurry, but he's sort of not the focal point.

Granted Manny is not blurry, but he’s sort of not the focal point.

That is surely better than this next one in which Manny is clearly the center of attention.

Manny is clearly King of Fuzzy Bay in this picture.

Manny is clearly King of Fuzzy Bay in this picture.  Oops, even his tag is showing.

Then I thought about our trip to Hawaii last year.  Vince and I were both more fascinated with the views than with having OUR PICTURES as the highlight.  We were both taken with this long set of steps down to the beach on the island of Maui.  Ever been here in Honolua-Mokuleia Bay?

Better here in picture one?

Better here in picture one?

We both posed, but IN THE BACKGROUND, Michael.

Or here in background picture 2?  Don't answer that!  I was feeling like an optometrist trying to measure how good your eyesight is trying to get us OUT OF THE BACKGROUND!!

Or here in background picture 2? Don’t answer that! I am feeling like an optometrist trying to measure how good your eyesight is trying to find us IN THE BACKGROUND!!

I’m not mad, mind you, but instead of taking 15 minutes like I planned to take to whip through this challenge, it took – well let’s just say I didn’t get my walk in.  Oh well, I have proof that I have at least climbed some stairs in the last year or so.

Or better here in #3

Or better here in #3

Now if important figures, are supposed to be big, but out of focus, I think I have just gained the photographic ability to do that, but you can tell me if this is what you mean.  It was an accident.

Thanks for making me think today.  🙂

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  1. I think the first one of a fuzzy Manny and those lovely boats is the best. Justin Beaver has a couple of photos that are similar and he is planning to use one of those for his post.

    Are these rabbits breeding on your page?

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      • Haha, he is having an extra blanket, and funny enough we have sunshine while he is here…. I think Manny brought it over… Thank you! We had a great time dancing, to some wonderful Oldies. So much fun!

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        • Great, everyone is asking how he is doing, and warning me that he’s going to take off somewhere! They must have to laugh when they find out where he is now! 🙂

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  2. I think Manny wants to go places. You better keep a close eye on him or he might sail off. 😉

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  3. What a gallery here …. all photos! My favorites must be the teddy in the foreground and the last with the field flowers. Fantastic.

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    • Thanks. I need to do a skype session with you, and find out why, so I can do it on purpose. The few pictures I took at the hotel came out blue. I think I forgot to change the ISO.

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