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
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

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. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, Great theme. I always love a bit of off centre. I’m in the Dordogne River region of southern France right now and found these from a few days ago. Regards Peet

  2. mukhamani says:

    It was fun to choose from my photos:) and I relived those moments. Thanks.

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  7. Hi Ailsa and fellow Travel Themers … this off-center hits me where Iive, so here’s my take:

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  10. estelea says:

    Just discovered your blog via the Changing Palette, and I love it 🙂 Thanks for the weekly event, I’ll for sure join as often as I can. Here is my take
    Have a sweet week!

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  13. Majka says:

    Hi, I like your challenge and here is something from my archive to this topic

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  15. Love the first photo with the little girl.

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  17. A great theme, and there are some interesting interpretations of it here. I would like to offer some off-centre flowers:

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  22. I love your photos and your description of your travels. I found you through Cee, and I put up a post to join in.

  23. Teri says:

    Here’s my ‘off center’ photos … So fun to see everyone’s pictures. Glad I found this blog!

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  29. elleturner4 says:

    Hi Ailsa, haven’t entered a travel theme for ages. I love your tulip photo. Here’s my entry

  30. Dear Ailsa, thank you again for a challenge that has pulled me back into the blogosphere. Here is my response:

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  36. Kris says:

    Gotta admit, I’m feeling off-center today. Here’s my take:

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