Background Check


Quickly weighing in on this week’s photo challenge, to  “take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or . . . the foreground, the center of attention.”

It seems a particularly apt challenge for someone who feels constantly surrounded by shadows of scenes past.

This red orb is both foreground and background, taking center stage while its own background somehow remains in equally sharp focus.  Within it is a mini-me, more flowers reflected from in front of me and the outdoors whisked indoors through the overhead glass panes of a plant nursery.

The most peculiar thing about this picture?  For me it is that I was moved to take this picture, unlike any other I’ve taken, the day before the challenge was issued.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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6 Responses to Background Check

  1. Francois Lang says:

    The mini-you is nowhere nearly as attractive as the real you.

    So…I ask again…when can I can up and spend a weekend in NH?


    • Stephanie says:

      Don’t hurt the mini-me’s tiny feelings… can come to NH, but we’re leaving the country after graduations are done for this year, so you may want to hold off for a little while. More to come on our adventures-to-be……

  2. Denise Glennon says:

    You always look beautiful in red, you know! Seems like a thin space thing to me…

  3. Ann Martin says:

    When I use a magnifier (1924 semi antique one that Bert’s father used as a jeweler) I find the wee Stephanie — right side up, not upside down. Hugs to the graduate, Sam, Emma, and Suzz.
    Have a good time visiting the R. Martin family in Maine. They will be down her Sat and Sunday, and leave early Monday from Logan.

  4. bluebrightly says:

    Funny that you experimented with the photo challenge subject just before hearing about it – life’s like that, isn’t it?

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