The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Perspective. The idea is to “post a photo which is not what it seems to be” to show the fact that photography is actually very subjective: What you see in a photograph is not necessarily the real thing even without the magic of photoshop. The composition, the angle and the exposure can all affect the perception of the audience.
This picture was taken when in Kyoto, Japan. On that day, we were going to a temple called Jojakko-Ji and we needed to have a short walk to there from the drop off point of public transport. There were some village houses along the path and one of the them was a tea house with a tea set display in front of it. Instead of shooting the teahouse, I moved to the front of the teahouse, turned around and shot the tea set from behind – and got this picture.
At a glance of this picture, you may feel it was a nice, quiet afternoon in the countryside with a nice tea set. In reality it wasn’t because there were lots of people going to the temple. Indeed I waited for a while until there was no one in front of the view. If you looked closer to the bottom left part of the picture, you can actually see a (blurred) crowd there!!!