Welcome to another Monday here at Obzervashunal, and with it, another slice of the ongoing, K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. Check out my buddy Dale’s work here.
This week, which by the way includes last Friday, it was my turn to provide the latest prompt for the challenge. I went with the following:
Hiding In Plain Sight: Photo Elements You Might Have Missed
So, I guess what I was ultimately looking for were examples of photos you may have taken recently or some time ago, which contain an element (or elements!) on first viewing you missed only to return to the same image and see something ‘new’.
As is usually the case, I didn’t have anything particular in mind. I simply trusted I could look through my archives and find a photo or three that spoke to this latest prompt.
Guess what? I did!
Here’s what I came up with, followed by an explanation for each shot:
In this first shot, one of a type of antelope I’m not familiar with, the ‘hidden element’ isn’t so much an additional element as it is a trick of light or camera movement. If you look closely, it appears this beautiful resting animal has… two sets of eyes! This one definitely took a few viewing to spot…
Viewed from the far side of San Francisco’s mighty Golden Gate Bridge, this is one of my favorite small craft docking/marina spots in the city. I even dream of the day I’ll have my own boat docked in a similar space. The hidden element(s) for this one would be the two kayaks over to the far right (one red, one gold!)
The cool black and white styled pyramid, located at the base of the financial district here in San Francisco, is called the TransAmerica Building. The ‘hidden element in this one is similar to the first shot in this series in that it’s more a lighting phenom that an actual extra element. If you look at the base of the pyramid, you’ll see the shadow of a nearby building. Again, not so much a hidden element, more of… well, a shadow!
Last, but not least is a shot I took years ago on a dawn walk along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. This one may be the most obvious of the four… or not! Focusing on the overall scene, the clouds, or the final cluster of downtown buildings, you might miss the lone bird gliding through the sky just about dead center of the photo. I did the first few times!
So. There you have it. My take on Hiding In Plain Sight: Photo Elements You Might Have Missed.
How about you? Considering joining in on the fun? For all the info on how to do just that, please check out my former post right here.
In the meanwhile, here’s to a fantastic week ahead for us all.
K’lee L. © 2018