This week’s WordPress photo challenge wants us to ‘Create an image that represents being “a face in the crowd.” …. As you hide the defining characteristics of your model…’ Erica states.
Portrait photography isn’t really my thing. I suppose it is a growth opportunity to use corporate speak, but not a natural interest. A colleague of mine was passionate about portrait photography. I jokingly mentioned to him that we can can go into a business together and I will focus on landscapes while he concentrates on portraits. He was never made for the corporate world and took the calculated risk (well probably a gamble from his perspective) resigned and became a career photographer – a successful career photographer. Now I do not know if there is a lesson for me in this… While I am probably a better fit in the corporate world (why doesn’t that sound like an achievement), I certainly enjoy hiking and photographing nature much more.
The face I am hiding is that of an iconic mountain by viewing it from angles different from the traditional “tourist view”.
⇓The trees in the foreground may appear to be deciduous trees in the middle of winter, but the photo was taken in March in the Southern hemisphere. March may technically be the start of autumn but it is still high summer and certainly not a time for a tree to be true to its deciduous nature. The trees have been defaced by fire and in a sense given the context is unrecognizable in the sea of trees and therefore making them special. You need not be a famous to have worth. But it is actually the mountain I wanted to photograph and the trees make a beautiful front-drop (if there is such a word; there is now).
One of the more traditional views of Table Mountain taken from Blaauwberg beach. Blaauw being blue in Dutch and named after the view. I purposely took it with the rocks in the foreground for a more variant view. At that moment the most important view for my daughter was the shallow water for its potential of delivering something for the net. Time has moved on. I attended the Stellenbosch university open day on Saturday with my other daughter who is also looking at something of interest (in the banner at the start of the post).
I will certainly never ever be able to think of my children as merely “a face in the crowd”.