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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition


I’ll admit it, I was inspired by Michelle Weber’s first photo (View from Toul Sleng Prison, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) for this weekly challenge.  I knew I had something similar, deep down in the jaklumen & family Flickr archive.  It’s not a prison, though– it’s a chain link fence at the baseball diamond on a schoolyard.

copyright 2010 by Princess (jaklumen’s daughter)

Please note— this photograph is NOT mine.  It’s one of my daughter’s, when she was just newly getting into photography.  This is at a baseball diamond on the schoolyard at a local middle school, where I used to go to fly kites, as it was just across the street from the apartment complex where we used to live.  She wanted a little more to do than simply take pictures of my kite flying, in an afternoon.

She was only 8 years old when she took this shot.  I remember when I looked at it that I was impressed.  This was a view that I had overlooked many, many times.  I hadn’t really thought to take this sort of perspective before.

A big thank you once again to Rob Ross of Rob’s Surf Report and his entry Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition 1 – the caramel roll run. I drew inspiration from his post, discussed a little photography with him, and decided to start doing these challenges more to draw attention to our family photography pursuits.

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Author: jaklumen

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11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

  1. My first thought was “well, that’s not good for a prison”. then I saw the photo credit.
    Nice shot, Princess!


  2. That’s an awesome photo – I’d say for an eight year-old, but I bet they continue to surprise you at any age. 🙂


  3. This is actually a really cool photo. I am impressed!


  4. I love the photo…I had to do a re-read cuz I too thought that was the photo of the prison 😉


    • Yeah, maybe I should have just left that part out, but Michelle’s picture really did remind me of the captures my daughter took.

      A schoolyard like a prison? Hmmm… nah….


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