An Unusual Point of View: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The Cat, the Red Bench, the Empty Street, Island of Murano, April 2013

The Cat, the Red Bench, the Empty Street, Island of Murano, Early Evening, April 2013

Since self must have her own way, she took the vaporetto to Murano after 6 p.m., when all the tourists had gone home!  Because the streets were so empty (like being on a stage set when the play is over), she was able to take her time photographing the empty squares, the silent streets, the cat on the red bench . . .

The wooden screen I found in World Market (It said:  Made in Cebu)

The wooden screen self found in World Market (It said: Made in Cebu)

We were on I-5 South, just passing Six Flags/Magic Mountain.  The roller coaster is in the lower left corner.

We were on I-5 South, just passing Six Flags/Magic Mountain. The roller coaster is in the lower left corner.

Sometimes self wants to take pictures of nothing. Empty sky, empty streets, empty yards, empty rooms.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge urges us to share photographs utilizing an “unusual point of view.”

Here are a few of the suggestions on The Daily Post site:

  • Focus on a specific part of a person, object, or structure (instead of all of it) —  or intentionally cut off a part of your subject or scene.
  • Place something in between you and your subject or your scene to offer a distinct perspective . . .

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Still Reading A PASSAGE TO INDIA

A gentle, happy and dishonest old man; all his life he had never done a stroke of work.  So long as some one of his relatives had a house he was sure of a home, and it was unlikely that so large a family would all go bankrupt.  His wife led a similar existence some hundreds of miles away —  he did not visit her owing to the expense of a railway ticket.

—  A Passage to India, Chapter 2

A page or so further, a very precise definition of how it feels to be on the receiving end of European imperialism, as experienced by a young and impetuous man named Aziz:

As he entered their arid tidiness, depression suddenly seized him.  The roads, named after victorious generals and intersecting at right angles, were symbolic of the net Great Britain had thrown over India.  He felt caught in their meshes.

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