Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

This is my very first post as part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  Even though my blog isn’t about photography, it is something I’ve enjoyed as a hobby since I was a very young girl.

This is a photo taken at a restaurant my husband and I enjoy in Downtown Los Angeles called Rosa Mexicano.  The back wall is a blue tile waterfall-type structure with ceramic cliff divers attached at various heights.  I’m not sure which I enjoy more, the margaritas or the waterfall structure, but I can say I enjoy the waterfall structure even more after a couple margaritas.

This photo embodies contrast to me in that one diver is white on a black background, while another is black on a white background.  The texture of the tile plays with light and shadow creating a visually pleasing contrasted pattern.

The contrast of this photo also stands out to me in that it represents a common practice.  Not all of us are daredevils who find the idea of leaping from tall objects appealing.  Skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff diving and the like aren’t usually what I personally think of when I want to have a bit of an adventure.  But these activities (and their tame counterparts) represent a contrast that keep our lives interesting, that refresh us, that can help refocus us on the day-to-day.  A break from the routine is a contrast that I dare say is universally enjoyed.

Because of our routines, we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.
— Maya Angelou

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