This week the photo challenge asks for: silhouette. The photos I have are entirely accidental. In this one, a beach party last June, there was still plenty of light to see, but the camera responded to the strongest light, creating silhouettes.
I have not previously thought of silhouette in terms of photography. A silhouette of my mother as a young woman, ca 1920’s, now hangs on my sister’s wall. The creation of silhouettes from black paper, cut out as an outline, usually in profile, was I think a popular art form. Recently, I was surprised to see another cutout silhouette, of one of my grand-daughters, the one whose birthday was the occasion of the beach party. I wished my mother could see it, or better still, could have met the subject, and joined in the party!
So I went to take a photo of this new, ‘real’ silhouette and we can’t find it anywhere! So I asked her to sit by the window- yes I could make it darker, but this is what I got.