Tuesday, 21 August 2012

From Behind - Thematic Photography

Carmi wants us to try something a little different with this week's theme: from behind. We've been conditioned to take pictures from the front - think about it, when we pose, we stare straight at the camera - that we've virtually forgotten what goes on on the other side. For the coming week, he hopes we'll walk around to the back and see what we can find.

Interestingly my first picture is from behind some ropes at a dog show in Gloucestershire in 2001.

Puppy Class 2001
The girl with her back to the camera with the dog is my granddaughter. The boy just happened to be watching what was going on. The dog is an Irish Water Spaniel, 6 months old at the time.

Next it's a holiday shot from Grand Canaria of an unknown man.

Rear of the Year 2006
Some shots however have to be taken from behind because of the location.

Boat Race - Yarm Gala 2009
The shot had to be taken from Yarm Bridge over the River Tees.

Similarly the only way I could get these ducklings was from behind - mother duck was shepherding them to safety,

Ducklings on the River Tees - 2009
And this is Sam, checking out who is calling him.

Sam was my daughter's Golden Labrador who was blind for the last two years of his life.

Should you go to Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire you too can have a chance to capture this:

The Behind of Any Year
For other behind the scene shots you need to check out the links on Carmi's blog at Thematic-photographic-209



Jessica Brown said...

Never thought of taking photos this way on purpose. Found it very interesting. Thanks for the thought.

CorvusCorax12 said...

they are great, the last one cracked me up

Karen S. said...

What a cool closing from behind, and the unknown man, yes what a catch, and what a place for a swim, or a tan! Sam is the best though, from a true dog lover! Very cool photos from behind Bob!

Alexia said...

Great collection! Sam looks like a lovely sweet dog - can't beat Golden Labs.

The last one made me laugh :)

Gilly said...

I had a good laugh at the last one too! And your puppy - how big do they get???

Lovely collection of "rears"

Jo said...

Behind the behind. I liked the photos and had a laugh at the last one.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the duckies!

CorvusCorax12 said...

thank you for stopping by..the last picture was Remembrance Day

Rita said...

Great collection of rear views. Have to add my smiles to the last shot. But, Im sure you tanned pool man has caused a few hearts a skip a beat.

Bob Scotney said...

Gilly - Irish Water Spaniels are the tallest spaniels up to two feet high and weigh up to c 60lbs.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

haha...that last one should be 'the rear of the year'!!

so many the little ducks...and CUTE doggie!

great REARS!!

Max Sartin said...

Sam's thinking "What you lookin' at?"

Carmi Levy said...

You're definitely not bringing up the read...these are delightful!

Sam looked like a sweet dog. As I write this, our own pul sleeps by my feet. I wonder what the future holds for him, and am glad we have him for as long as we have him.

As always, you've added a neat dimension to the theme.