Often a photo is “layered” with clever perspectives and subjects, and open to interpretation. Most weeks of the year WordPress offers a weekly photo challenge, which is to help bloggers on the platform to find inspiration in a picture. The challenges are published Wednesdays, and you can read this week’s photo essay about layered photos https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/layered/
Over the last few years, most of my photos have been taken in the setting of Maple Lawn Cemetery, where I co-direct operations, acting as a junior assistant to my father. I take photos out of a love for the creative, and I thought back a little as to how best an assessment of “layered” might apply to my pictures. Being a nature setting, there is quite a bit to photograph there that could be described as layered because it is an accessible setting to photograph.
A photo I took of my dad taking a mental measurement of the cemetery is layered in that you can see how movement “through” the cemetery field might be explored, how it is that the subject, my father, is of interest despite being solitary amid cemetery headstones, and how it shows texture since fall leaves are scattered in a way that delineates the foreground. It illustrates layered as a photo that tells a bit of a story about what is happening, and if unknown to the viewer might require imagination as to what is going on in the photo.
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Good luck with your own photography, and happy autumn to you.