Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual


Silhouette photography is a particular favourite of mine, and I try to capture unusual shots rather than simple bright sunlight ones. This photo I think really encapsulates that for me.

I love the blurry outline of the hair when contrasted with the sharp outline of the lips. It is clear that this is a photo of a girl, but so little is given away. The light source, a simple spot light, is almost magical, creating a light blur around it rather than anything harsh. The complete darkness of the rest of the photo assists in adding drama.

It is a great life lesson that can be learned; take what’s ordinary and make it unusual. You’ll never know where you’ll end up.


10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    it may be simple but that only adds to the spectacular quality

  2. Gracie says:

    That’s a brilliant capture!

  3. Arindam says:

    Excellent photography. Great photograph.

  4. This can be seen in two different ways–one a silhouette and the other an abstract light photo. If one first sees the light, as I did, you miss the silhouette. I didn’t realize it was a silhouette until I read the description. I have to try this technique and see the results. Love your write up that accompanies the photo, particularly the last paragraph. Right on!

  5. Very nice silhouette photo. I’ve posted a silhouette-ish photo too. http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/test-shooting-at-a-location/

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