I love taking photos of oddball things. For example a picture of the boardwalk. Not the Boardwalk hotels or the view of the lake. I mean the actual boardwalk. Those kinds of pictures are great for backgrounds.
One day we were entering the Magic Kingdom Park right at opening and walking down Main Street when I stopped right in my tracks. I looked into the store and saw the most perfectly arranged plush Mickey Mouse display. It was before even one customer had disturbed them. I had to take a picture. My family just thought I was nuts.
They were not the only ones. A very kind Cast Member from China saw me taking the photo. I tried to explain to her what I was doing but it was lost in translation. Instead she wanted to take my picture with the plush Mickeys. She was very sweet and I could not say no.
So where was I going with this. That’s right… backgrounds.
The picture of the plush Mickeys is a fantastic example of a photo that can be a background. Here I used it as the back drop of a page in my son’s album. Perfect for the topic of meeting Mickey! I just changed the opacity to 75%.
A photo of the Adventureland entrance being used as a banner at the top of a page.