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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat
    So much of what's posted so far is not silhouette - at least not to my mind.
    I think it really ought to be stark contrast, almost black in the silhouette.
    I don't even think shadow is silhouette, but I'll go with the majority on that because I've got shadow photos too
    With my PC crashed & burned I haven't got images to hand on the laptop, but I'll go dig for some when I get the big machine back up and running.

    In the meantime, keep them coming !
    I like what's been posted here, and it's giving me some ideas ;)
    I quoted SW because I'd like to get a discussion going on this subject. Being new to photography I am wanting to better understand things. I agree with SW in that I don't consider shadows as silhouettes and I'm confused about how dark does the silhouette have to be???
    To use a couple of examples: My pic of the flag in this thread. I have a fairly dark background with a bright sun and the tree and flag pole silhouetted, and the flag partially silhouetted and partially lit.
    A short time ago, Adina posted a pic of someone standing in a doorway and some of the comments were that people wanted the silhoutte darker.
    So I ask...What is a silhouette? Is it strictly...black and white? How much color/brightness, etc determines whether it is or isn't a "good" silhouette?
    Any comments???

    I look at this thread as a way to get us thinking about different projects and in so doing learning better photography. I hope this discussion is not out of line...for this project.

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    Nice shadow!

    And nice shot SW. I've really been likeing the stuff you've been presenting lately.

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by ken1953
    I quoted SW because I'd like to get a discussion going on this subject. Being new to photography I am wanting to better understand things. I agree with SW in that I don't consider shadows as silhouettes and I'm confused about how dark does the silhouette have to be???
    To use a couple of examples: My pic of the flag in this thread. I have a fairly dark background with a bright sun and the tree and flag pole silhouetted, and the flag partially silhouetted and partially lit.
    A short time ago, Adina posted a pic of someone standing in a doorway and some of the comments were that people wanted the silhoutte darker.
    So I ask...What is a silhouette? Is it strictly...black and white? How much color/brightness, etc determines whether it is or isn't a "good" silhouette?
    Any comments???

    I look at this thread as a way to get us thinking about different projects and in so doing learning better photography. I hope this discussion is not out of line...for this project.

    Ken

    This would be a great thread to start in the Photography As Art Forum. However I don't feel that it fits in here. What we want here is your own personal take on what the subject matter is. I don't care if it is a ture silhouette or not. That is not the point. The point to to share our own ideas on the subject.

    The art forum needs discussions like this Ken. Please take this over there, I would consider it a personal favor...
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    A Silhouette

    My 2nd submission.

    Morning Still Life

    This one is from my project file...
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    This would be a great thread to start in the Photography As Art Forum. However I don't feel that it fits in here. What we want here is your own personal take on what the subject matter is. I don't care if it is a ture silhouette or not. That is not the point. The point to to share our own ideas on the subject.

    The art forum needs discussions like this Ken. Please take this over there, I would consider it a personal favor...
    OK Almo, I wasn't sure but go ahead and move it over there. I don't have those powers...Maybe we can get a different direction going over there and discuss the fine points of "Silhouette Photography".
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    I just posted the 2nd pic in critique forum
    O well here itis again.
    A couple a oldies from the same roll of "film"
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    I'll have to look and see if I have any others, but this is one I know I have handy.
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Found another one here.
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    have a few from this series, but i liked this one alot.
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    That's a great shot Kam

    full of expression!
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    have a few from this series, but i liked this one alot.
    This is beautiful, your people are so sharp! Nice job!
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Oh my goodness! So many pictures in such a small amount of time. That's great! I better get off my duff and get some shots!

    Hope to be back soon with a shot to upload!

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    thanks cl and oldschool! every once in a while the shuttergods smile upon me.

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    I took this one last night from my front door.



    and this was one i took some time ago with an old film p&s camera!



    This was taken a year ago. My daughter was watching the ships sailing out to sea.



    here is one more on that same evening


    Sorry I have so many and couldnt choose

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    Just one more...

    I had to add this one because I like it

    This was taken among many on the same evening. The sunset was just beautiful so I had to capture every living moment of it lol.



    None of my images have been adjusted in PS only to resize for sharing. This last one I tried putting my sunglasses in front of the lens as I took it. Came out a good effect I think

    Edited to add. It does look like I've used the same method with one of my other photos (by putting the sunglasses over the lens) That sunset from my front door is as it was. No filters or alterations!

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Hey Tink nice shots. I really like the sunset taken out your front door, should be a great picture every night.

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    have a few from this series, but i liked this one alot.
    Thats real nice Kam. I can even see whisps of hair flying its so sharp.
    I know this isn't critique forum, but I would like to see a crop from left and bottom to take the couple out of the center and lower the line a bit more. my 2 cents.
    Good job,
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    Re: Just one more...

    [QUOTE=tink]I had to add this one because I like it

    This was taken among many on the same evening. The sunset was just beautiful so I had to capture every living moment of it lol.

    Tink, These are all nice shots. I think the last one and the one from the film ps cam are my favs though,
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Here's an oldie of my husband next to our 67 BUG after we pushed it from the right coast to the left one. This was our first west coast sunset.
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    Really like the 1st one Tink

    Very nice job on it.
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    A couple different versions. The think that the guy on the right is holding is a video camera with an extended handle for cool angles. What do ya think?




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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmc
    Thats real nice Kam. I can even see whisps of hair flying its so sharp.
    I know this isn't critique forum, but I would like to see a crop from left and bottom to take the couple out of the center and lower the line a bit more. my 2 cents.
    Good job,
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    thanks m! i played around with some crops on it, and did like moving them off center as well, but i actually kinda liked the centered version the best, because of that streak of dark clouds over their heads. kind of gives this strange sense that while everything seems to be picturesque... it really isnt.

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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    This is an oldie (from my Nikon CP5000 days) but a favorite.
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    And one in color from San Diego. Canon 300D, Sigma 17-50.
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    Re: February Photo Project: Silhouette

    here's my addition to the project...
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