In the Background is the weekly photo challenge: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables. Take a picture of yourself  as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or  the foreground, the center of attention.

I am peeking into the photo and a bit lost as the beautiful city of Santiago becomes the focus

I am peeking into the photo and a bit lost as the beautiful city of Santiago becomes the focus

Well this is a self portrait I took to remember the first time that I walked up Santa Lucia Hill in the center of Santiago , Chile and actually got to see the beautiful city stretched out before me.  

Santiago, Chile!!

Santiago, Chile!!