Who would have believed that the subject of what constitutes a silhouette would have caused such debate in our household? Views differed greatly, but hopefully I’ve selected a few photos that fit the Silhouettes topic for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
Traditionally we think of a silhouette as a darkened shape cast against a brighter background. As light fades, we often recognise things by their shape alone.
In the photo below, I got carried away with photographing the birds and didn’t realise that I had pointed my camera directly into the sun. Probably not the best idea. What do you think? Is it contrasty enough?
The next photo was taken with a very old point and shoot (Kodak?) digital camera many years ago. Photo processing software probably didn’t exist then. The colours were a little nauseous, so I funked them up with a filter to give it that “Jack and The Beanstalk” look.
Photographing people in silhouette is a good way of maintaining their privacy.
In this last photo, I was going for the “he’s got the whole world in his hands” look. I’m not quite sure whether it would pass as a silhouette. What do you think? Incidentally, the baby turtle (deceased) was one of the saddest things my True Love and I came across that day.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.