Silhouette–Weekly Photo Challenge


The Daily Post asks us to photograph objects in silhouette:

Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark against a lighter background. Silhouettes can be very dramatic and resemble black shapes without any details, but the effect varies from picture to picture.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

This is an ash tree in our backyard.

 

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

And I can’t resist this one, taken in Palm Desert, last winter.

Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

Another from Palm Desert. The credit for this one belongs to my husband, April 2013.

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14 thoughts on “Silhouette–Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Very nice. What kind of camera?

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    • It’s a Lumix FZ35. Pretty basic. David got it for me for Christmas a couple of years ago then kind of took it over. :0) I’m just starting to play with it. Have yet to really read the manual and understand all the features. My artist’s eye has a sense for composition but I need to figure out the settings etc. Of course, my biggest enemy is TIME.

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  4. brian miller says:

    i love the palms we used to have them when we lived in florida…and their wild hair-dos def make for a wild silhouette…smiles….

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  5. scillagrace says:

    I love the middle shot…and thank you for reminding me that I missed the Challenge this week! I was out hiking that day and forgot completely.

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  6. The palm photos.. especially the last one tell me some story.. really the contrast with solemn colors to those “happy” palmtrees is very interesting

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  7. rmp says:

    wow…lovely. I like these new photo challenge posts…. I can see what the Palm Desert pieces continue to speak to you.

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  8. These are very dramatic! I love how light alters our sense of things

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  9. joyackley says:

    I love the first photo. The sunlight filtering through the trees is lovely, and it makes the green so bright and vivid..

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  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful silhouette images!

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