This week’s Photo Challenge from WordPress: Silhouettes. “The proper definition of a silhouette is ‘the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass.’ In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them.”
In my mind, a silhouette is not necessarily a “body” and not always a dark object against a lighter background.
You might agree after you scroll through to the end…
In Philadelphia, a statue of a Civil War hero (Union side, of course) points the way amidst a jumble of architectural styles.
In New York City, the Prince Street Station has wonderful public art on a MUCH smaller scale – a series of silhouettes of people going about daily life, exactly like you see in the neighborhood.
Here, a homeless person, a yoga student and a musician –
And here, a workman and a smoker – an activity now practiced only outdoors, but be careful, not everywhere!
A biker snaps the sunset in New York’s Battery Park.
In another borough,
a look up at dusk reveals the beautifully twisted structure of a tree:
Near the west coast,
fog and rain are
on Hurricane Ridge
in Olympic State Park:
And back in New York, in the forgotten borough of Staten Island, a reverse silhouette –
a Brugmansia blossom hangs
in perfect balance
at Snug Harbor Botanical Garden.
More bloggers have posted their silhouettes here: