Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 5

Silhouettes of fancy!

It was great to see the participation this week, as it continued to grow and I have to say that all the entries were really creative and have excellent qualities!  Well done by everyone who participated.

As a reminder, the fifth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge urged everyone to get creative in producing a silhouette.  Not something that photographers do every day, which is why I thought this may be of interest to folks.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge:

  • iballrtw, the Eyeball Around the World blog, provided a great silhouette that was photographed in Cuba.  Go check there posts on Cuba, as they are really interesting.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, reminisced about her days as a daredevil with beautiful waterskiing silhouettes.
  • Debbie, of ForgivingJournal got into paying attention how light falls and came up with several silhouettes, including a silhouette selfie!
  • Steve’s Meandering Maverick featured stunning landscape silhouettes, of which the image with the birds was my favorite; which one do you like best?
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way took the experimentation to heart and photographed using candlelight to create amazing silhouettes.

Thank you for all these great posts; I hope that you had fun participating this week, and please check out everyone’s posts and let them know how well they did!

Now, I’ll start putting together something new for this coming Tuesday, all the way from Israel!  The weather is great and the people are friendly and the food is delicious, so I’m having a good time!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Silhouette

An ancient art form

In this fifth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like us to go into a somewhat different direction.  This week’s challenge is to get creative in producing a silhouette.

A lot of photography courses start by teaching how to light the subject in your image, which is the opposite of what we want to do in creating a silhouette.  A couple of things that help make a great silhouette image:

  • A well-balanced background that is not blown out, so that it provides interest
  • Adequate depth-of-field to ensure that all components work together
  • Sharpness and, of course, composition

Your challenge is to go out and experiment a bit.  Note that you don’t need a fancy camera for this challenge, as you can see from the image.  One quick tip: if you’re using a smartphone or automatic camera, you can use the amount of sun peeking around your subject to control the exposure level for the background.

Yoga Tree Sunrise


For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Technical Details

This photo was taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and a couple of minor adjustments in Instagram.