Shadows and Silhouettes

The theme for August, 2015 is “Shadows and Silhouettes”.  A Shadow photo is one where the sun is at your rear and the subject blocks the sun’s rays, while a Silhouette photo is one where you are facing the sun with the subject blocking the sun’s rays. 

Some further points:

First, because shadows are everywhere, any worthy Shadow photo has to tell something of a story.  That should be easy. 

Second, you cannot show a Shadow photo for August’s theme unless you also show a Silhouette photo!  That’s because Shadow photos are easier to make than Silhouettes and monthly themes are all about each of us stretching and expanding our creative and technical abilities. 

If you need some help, you might try http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-capture-a-silhouette/ So, have fun with it!

Here’s an example of a Shadow photo which doesn’t say anything:

Shadow - Wire Fence - Grand Coulee Dam 1 - ©Derek Chambers

Shadow – Wire Fence – Grand Coulee Dam 1 – ©Derek Chambers

This one tells more of a story:

Shadow 2 - The Photographer At Work - ©Derek Chambers

Shadow 2 – The Photographer At Work – ©Derek Chambers

And here’s an example of a silhouette:

Silhouette 1 - ©Derek Chambers

Celia Visscher