Thursday, November 17, 2011

Silhouettes

While recently organizing some of my picture files on my computer, I came across this picture ...

I captured it on a trip through the Louisiana Delta a couple of years ago, and love the way the tree is silhouetted against the silo in the background.

Finding that picture inspired me to look for more "silhouette" pictures, and I would like to share a few of my favorites:

Bridges spanning Mississippi River at Vicksburg,
with kudzu in the foreground

Dogwood Tree in Vicksburg National Cemetery on a cloudy Spring day

My favorite tree — a magnificent Gingko in the National Cemetery. I love the contrast of its massive trunk against its breaktakingly beautiful Fall foliage.

Although the next picture is of a shadow cast by an iron fence on a path in our yard, it could also be considered a "silhouette."

Here are two hummingbirds I captured in silhouette ...

This old iron gate at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, caught my attention ...

I captured this horse enjoying a run in his pasture, and like the contrast of the white mark on his face against his silhouetted body.

Seeing these pictures has inspired me to be more aware of silhouettes during future photo shoots, so, hopefully, I will have more to share soon.

2 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

I just love your Delta. Thanks, Richard from My Old Historic House.

racheld said...

Simple and beautiful, and all gently captured at their best.

You DO beat all.