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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

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

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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