It’s been a while since I last posted to the weekly photo challenge, and i’ve been wanting to do so for a while, so I figured a topic like Silhouette is perfect to make a comeback :-).
Often images with silhouettes are taken at sunset, though the images I am posting were taken at sunrise. Bjuroklubb in Northern Sweden. Bjuröklubb is a nature reserve of national interest, managed by the National Environment Protection Board. Here you will find flat rocks, rubble stone beaches, sand dunes, walking paths, ancient relics and rock carvings. The costal area is characterised by sandbars and reefs that have caused many wrecks over the centuries, at the same time as Bjuröklubb has been a safe harbour.
I was out there one morning recently, camera in hand, to take some shots at sunrise shots.Some of these images are my submission for this weeks Silhouette challenge.
Some time ago I wrote a post called “burning rubber” about a “drifting car competition. The post was focused more on the “drifting” and included some images of the competing cars. So, while I was out there taking the shots of these cars strutting their stuff, I noticed the sun amongst some serious clouds, it was quite interesting how the light from the sun was dfiifused by the dramatic cloud formation. It was while I was looking in the direction of the sun, that I noted this cameraman perced on top of a mobile crane, elevated high above the “drifting” arean, taking shots of the action. The perfect vantage point, with the sun from behind, lighting up the action below him. Considering I was on the other side, looking at the sun, the bright light of the sun amongst the clouds was the perect backdrop for creating a silhouette of the photographer and his assistant.
Rather unusual circumstances, having this crane and the photographer elevated and creating a silhouette. I took the opportunity to get a few shots and some of those are my submission for this weeks challenge…………………the journey continues……………
Yesterdays post was about shooting flowing water at slow shutter speeds to try and capture the effect of moving water on a still image. Clearly, a skill I have some work to do on. As it turned out, those images were taken along the coastline where I had just pulled over on the side of the road. A short while later I was driving back, and noticed that despite the fact that the setting sun had already disappeared below the horizon, the orange glow was still lingering around. I noticed the reflections on the remaining water in the tidal pool, and decided to pull over once again and shoot a few more images. The tripod was folded and packed away, so I didnt bother with that, and decided to just try and shoot handheld. It was then I noticed a group of people walking along the outer edge of the pool, silhouetted against the orange sky. Only problem was, they were moving! I figured it was not exactly polite, or very appropriate for me to shout out to them to stop so I could get a decent shot. So I took a few shots anyway. Yes, theyre not as sharp as I would like, and the silhouettes, are a bit blurred from the motion, but I got what I saw, and that in this instance was good enough for me :-), I hope you wont mind either ………………the journey continues…………….
Todays images are of the moving silhouettes against the orange sky..