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.
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.