Friday, October 9, 2009

My Town Shoot Out - Silhouettes

This week's shoot out theme is courtesy of Carrie of This Is My Town. "I chose silhouettes because I think they make such striking photos. It's like getting the best of both worlds in one shot: black/white and color. The first time I got a silhouette shot was quite an accident. My kids were playing on the beach and I was capturing it on camera. When I got the photos uploaded to my computer, I realized I had missed the details of their faces but the resulting silhouette was very nice. I hope this topic isn't intimidating, but a chance to learn something new! Find a familiar object, turn off your flash, and shoot into the sun or against a backdrop of dawn or dusk. I look forward to seeing your results."
I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here!

This is the first shot I thought of for this week's shoot out theme, and was unable to really go out and shoot around town during times of day when I would get good silhouettes.

From J9 and stuff

From J9 and stuff
I threw in this one as I was looking therough the archive:

From J9 and stuff
Happy Weekend all!

23 comments:

Chef E said...

Impressive squirrel shot! Love it, and once we caught one on film running with a whole candy bar...was hysterical!

~JarieLyn~ said...

That is a really good squirrel shot. He's so cute. I love the poles too. Awesome shoot out.

Rebecca said...

That squirrel shot is amazing. Perfect!! Great job.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That squirrel shot will be hard to top!
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GingerV said...

I have a simular poles shot and is terrible, your's is great - how do you do that?
I was looking at your profile picture - such innocence and humor - I hope those two aspects of your personality have survived 'life' - have a great weekend

Barry said...

Why that must be a flying squirrel! He makes a great silhouette!

Terrific.

Kim said...

Love the squirrel!

Patty said...

Ha! You could posted dozens of photos but that first one would have beat them all out. Great silhouette shot.

The second one was nice, too.

Doreen said...

I love that squirrel shot!! very cool!! have a great weekend.

Kerry said...

A good squirrel shot is hard to get! All 4 feet off the ground,and a nice little shadow to boot. Cool.

shabby girl said...

J9!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! That squirrel shot is fantastic!!!! Rocky!!

Mary said...

My favorite is the poles & ladder there's just something about all those lines.

Ellisa said...

That squirrel shot is hilarious!

Pauline said...

Wow! I think you really nailed it with that poles and ladder shot. And, of course, who could resist that squirrel?

Carrie said...

Cute squirrel! I like the shot with the ladder & power poles - all of the lines are kind of cool and the color of the sky is beautiful.

Ann said...

How long did you wait for the squirrel? There are no squirrels in New Zealand.

I like the poles, are they ladders?

NanU said...

That squirrel shot is great!

Jama said...

I love that first photo, awesome!

Kathy in CA said...

Love both of them! Looks like the squirrel posed for you. I also love the combination of angles with the poles and the ladder.

Well done!

SOL said...

Love these shots! That squirrel shot is amazing!!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I am so ashamed I keep missing my Friday Shoot Outs - dang me!

love the squirrel, but really like the ladder!

Jen said...

I love that squirrel photo!

gigi said...

Now those are really cool :)