Shape that silhouette

Gosh, silly me! I’m running out of good post titles. Of course silhouettes are shapes and forms against a backdrop of bright, colorful light. We’ve taken pictures of these – people, structures, trees, animals – without knowing how we did it. They just looked good, appealing and visually stimulating. Our eyes naturally follow shapes and outlines, more so if the objects are defined, familiar and recognizable. Photographer Rebecca Spencer tells us the when, the where and the what as well as many other aspects in her article How to Take Silhouette Photos – A Tutorial. The essential thing is to play around and shoot as many images. In the picture above, it took me nearly two dozen shots before I settled on the one cross silhouette image I like.  (Photo location: Montemaria, Batangas)

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