WordPress has a weekly (allegedly it is weekly, though this was clearly posted last week and there isn’t a new challenge up yet) photo challenge that l have decided to try and participate in just for something fun. The most recent challenge was to post a photo that portrays the concept of “contrast”.
I chose it for contrast based on the content rather than on light versus dark. Here old traditions, as seen in the beautiful Balinese lace costumes and new fads, as seen in the zebra print handbag, sit in stark contrast to one another. I think it makes for an interesting combination of old and new and reveals just one situation when the two seem to be swimming gracefully together rather than crashing violently into one another, as so often happens.
(Photo taken in December 2011 during my travels through Java and Bali.)