Travel theme: Off-Centre

After my adventure to the ever so ancient and ever so slightly off-centre centre of Ireland, I had a look through my photos for more off-centre shots.

This first photo, taken at Alki Beach, was one I was not quite ready for, I just had to grab my camera and take a shot before the moment was over. If I had had time to set it up I would probably have put the little girl all the way over to the right side of the frame so that the empty space would have been in front of her, in the direction she was hopping. Actually, though, I love this photo even more for her being almost ready to hop out of frame because it heightens the urgency of the photo – one more second and the moment would have been over. Happy accidents.

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Tightrope walking on May Day in Seattle. This photo here I took several versions of, and settled with this one because it gives an idea of how much further she still has to go on the tightrope.

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The lamp post over to the left of frame emphasizes the wonderful expanse of open space on top of the Pincian Hill, looking out over the bustling streets of Rome.

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Laundry day in Santiago Atitlán. Something about the curve of the rocks made me frame this photo with the girl over to the left of centre.

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This shot of the “tulip guard” in Skagit Valley emphasizes the enormity of his task – so many tulips, so little time. 🙂

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So do you have any off-centre shots for your interpretation of this week’s theme. Left of centre or right of centre? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Off-Centre
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xxx Ailsa

Perhaps an eccentric is just off-centre – ex-centric. But that contradicts a belief of mine that we’ve got to be centrifugal. – Margaret Rutherford

Think off-center. – George Carlin

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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97 Responses to Travel theme: Off-Centre

  1. aj vosse says:

    I love off center!! Sounds just like me!! 😉

  2. i thought that the header image looked like ‘guatemala..’

    i love the little gal hopping out of the picture!

    nice post, and yes, i take lots of off center photos.

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  5. Great idea for a post. Thank you! I love the photo of the little girl on her toes.

  6. dyule2014 says:

    Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney, such a wonderful site, you do a lot of travelling. I have you bookmarked under Where’s my Backpack. Thank you Donna Yule

  7. Love the tulip guard!
    Great theme again. I off-centred this one on purpose, as a sign of protest against all these tourists who like to pose in the middle of the beautiful things:

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  9. Hi Ailsa,
    again a great them 😉 I ❤ your photos. Here are some of mine.
    Cheers Angela

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  12. Sue says:

    Great selection of off-centre shots, Ailsa! Here’s my contribution:

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  14. klara says:

    Such a lovely selection for this topic Ailsa.
    Here is mine:

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  17. I’m so happy you took that first shot, Ailsa. It’s very lively, full of motion and action. Love it! Your explanation of each photo makes it extra special.
    Here’s my take on off-centre:

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  19. Tvor says:

    Off Centre, aka “Rule of Thirds”…. I take 80% of my photos off centre 🙂

  20. ledrakenoir says:

    Excellent… 🙂

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  22. Leya says:

    Fun! Here are mine from my students’ last day at school (today)!

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