Mini-Challenge #284 Stunning Silhouettes!

lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~Derby, KansasPosts: 1,580Registered Users Major grins

Looks like the last time silhouettes was a theme in the minis was in 2012, so here we go again! I prefer the silhouettes to be a strong contrast in the photos and I prefer colorful photos; no limits on editing; see examples below.

Rules can be found at this link: https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules AND please keep in mind that if your image is selected as the winner, you have the responsibility to create the next challenge.

This challenge will run through Sunday, May 26, at 10pm (UTC-5).

Examples:
Metropolitan Ballet's first Nutcracker promo art

Grandma's rose bowl

Cat walk

Iris Dragon

Winter trees are colorful too!

Connections

Cain & Abel

Salem

Viscereality

~Lillian~
A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/

Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,682Super Moderators moderator

    this should be a fun one! Here are my 3.

    1 Play time

    2 Goofing off in Malaga Spain

    3 Dana Point California

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,976Registered Users Major grins

    Love the subject of this mini. Here are my entries:

    Grandaughter's first pregnancy photo shoot - this one didn't relate to pregnancy, but they liked the shot.

    Sunset through the Walnut Trees - Foresthill, Ca

    Old Oak tree - with a little Glowing edges added (Well, you said 'no limits to editing' :wink: )

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,688Registered Users Major grins

    The last one was really the opposite of this one because I thought that what he really wanted was not sunset photos. (I don't remember why I thought so, but almost everyone submitted the kind of photos that this mini calls for and I don't think they were the preferred images.) So I will gladly look for colorful ones this time.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 529Registered Users Major grins

    I submitted my favorite silhouette I've ever taken in that 2012 contest--so I am going to avoid it in order to post more recent shots. :) Here are my submissions:

    1. View from the Porch, near Kapoho Bay on the Big Island, Hawaii. (Note: If I read the maps correctly, this view from our rental home was decimated last summer during the remarkable volcanic eruption.)

    These next two shots were taken by me and designed by me. I am a theatre director and professor. I sometimes make use of silhouettes on stage during scenic transitions and as a creative solution to some technical challenges. In the first, I using a combination of live silhouettes of performers on stage and shadow puppets to create the illusion of a flying nanny. In the second, I was using the classic image of a dog on his doghouse to evoke a familiar motif from the Peanuts comic strip.

    1. Farewell, Poppins. (from "Mary Poppins: the Broadway Musical")

    2. The Red Baron. (from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown")

    This one I share just for fun, because it brings back good memories--it does not meet your color requirement, so ignore it for the concert.

    Under the Blackfriars Bridge.

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,580Registered Users Major grins

    What a great start for entries - thanks @JAG @Cavalier & @StueveShots! Loving the subjects, the colors, the contrasts! & StueveShots - your entries from 2012 were spectacular too! & @grandmaR each mini has it's own theme & directions, part of the fun! :)

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 200Registered Users Major grins


    Taken in Big Bay, From Eden of the Bay in Cape Town... Unfortunately, he never made the move, still made for a great photo. Taken my Me - Paul Watson


    Yoga - Sun Salutations - I was doing a photo shoot for a yoga trainer/master. I had him down on a secluded beach in Cape Town, and he ran through the Yoga moves for Sun Salutations. He landed up been directed to some rocky areas, to a sandy spot, and then we bumped into his friend who landed up in the shoot. I was exhausted afterwards, as to get some of the shots I had to do Photographer Yoga, bending backwards, standing on small ledges,..etc


    This little spot is about 5 min from where I stay. I was lucky enough to arrive at the beach and see this, I waited for the Bird. I would have liked more birds in the sky above, but I took what was offered.

    Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear
    https://paulwatson.smugmug.com/

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,688Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2019
    1. The Horse of Marken Lighthouse

    2. Martello Square Sunset

    3. Fernandina

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,823Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2019
    1. The Oban Distillery

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    2. Singer

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    3. River
  • mongoose330mongoose330 South AfricaPosts: 200Registered Users Major grins

    Lions Head at night overlooking Cape Town City Centre.


    6 Story high, Led Windows Fishtank Screen Saver, Some strange buildings lobby in Sanya China

    Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of Fear
    https://paulwatson.smugmug.com/

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 307Registered Users Many Grins

    What a neat challenge, and a stunning set of images! This is a bit of a mind-bender for me, since my instinct is to convert silhouettes to black and white. But I did find a few that qualify

    1. Evening in Mazatlan

    1. Tree and fog

    1. Horse

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,686Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2019

    Great theme for a mini! Here are a couple of my favorites.... I may add or switch out some later if I get a chance.

    1) Big Sister and Little Brother on Captiva Island

    2) Colorado Twilight Reflections

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