Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Weekly Photo Challenge:

by Cindi

This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be. Make sure you share what the photo actually is of in its caption!

For those who are looking for an extra bit of challenge, show us two photos, each one showing a different angle or interpretation of the same subject.

*NOTE: All the pictures were taken with my cell phone camera (since I don’t own a high-quality camera), so I’m sorry for the not-so-great quality. I hope you are able to enjoy my visual interpretations of “perspective”! 

*All pictures were taken by me, so if you’re interested in using them, please give credit to me (Cindi Yu) and Amidnightblog.wordpress.com ~

March 8th, 2014

That day, I attended a youth summit (San Gabriel Youth Summit), which contained numerous workshops that teach about subjects like SATs, college prep, photography, and much more. Throughout the day, I tried to look for opportunities to show “perspective.”


“A Sign of Life”

If you zoom far into the picture in which the two individuals can’t be seen, the picture would radiate a feeling of isolation and loneliness, since it would only display an empty hallway with lockers. However, with the individuals in the overall picture, it give the photo the element of “life.”

"Got your back"

“Got your back”

This picture is perhaps my favorite out of all the ones I took that day. Like the picture above, if you zoom into the picture to only see the girl in the center, it would seem like the girl is just playing with herself in an empty hallway. However, with the entire picture, it shows the contrary; the girl in the center isn’t playing alone. In fact, she has company awaiting her.



I just realized that all the pictures I took that day dealt with the aspect of loneliness. If the picture is cropped to the point where the subjects aren’t visible, the P.E. area would seem eerily deserted. The clean and single-toned cement seems kind of haunting. However, with the two subjects, the eeriness diminishes a bit and greatly directs the focal attention to the persons, highlighting the friendship between the two girls.

I’m going to include some more pictures, but this time, I’m not going to explain them. Instead, I want you to comment down below and tell me how you interpret the photos. ~ I’m extremely interested in hearing what your perception is!

March 1st, 2014

These pictures were taken when I attended the UCLA Red Cross Youth Day service.  For more pictures, click here.

Path to UCLA's Murphy Sculpture Garden

Path to UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden

UCLA's "Inverted Fountain"

UCLA’s “Inverted Fountain”

March 9th, 2014

These pictures were taken when I volunteered at the ASICS 2014 LA Marathon. For more pictures, click here.

While waiting at the water station...

While waiting at the water station…

While waiting for the runners...

While waiting for the runners…

Setting up water for the runners too!

Setting up water for the runners too!

The contrasting elements :)

The contrasting elements 🙂


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