Mini-Challenge #284 Stunning Silhouettes!

lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~Derby, KansasPosts: 1,608Registered 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: 6,804Super 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: 2,051Registered 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: 1,699Registered 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: 539Registered 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: 1,608Registered 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/
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 23 Major grins
    edited June 5, 2019

    :'(

    bye

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,699Registered 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: 2,877Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2019
    1. The Oban Distillery

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    2. Singer

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    3. River
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 23 Major grins
    edited June 5, 2019

    :'(

    bye

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 380Registered 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: 1,689Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 27, 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) Piggyback Ride on Sanibel Island

    3) Colorado Twilight Reflections

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,608Registered Users Major grins

    What amazing entries! Thanks @mongoose330 @grandmaR @GSPeP @DavidRGillespie & @sapphire73 ! Loving the variety of entries!

    Only another day to go - get your entries in now!! Can't believe the 2 weeks has almost flown by already!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins


    A blessed family

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins


    PELI. CAN reflex and fly by

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,939Registered Users Major grins

    Let me get my three in. I had big plans to go out and shoot three new entries, because I love shooting silhouettes.
    However due to other priorities I failed miserable, so only 1 new and 2 old ones.

    1: Videographer

    2: In a natural tunnel

    3: And another videographer

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins


    My 3rd shot did not go thru ? Anyway maybe because,,They are getting along

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 451Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 26, 2019

    I think I need to expand my horizons a bit since I don't have many silhouette photos, at least not with the silhouette being the subject of the photo. So I will make do with sunset photos that happen to include some silhouettes.

    1. Diamond head from the east northeast (not the classic view)
      Dusk at Scenic Point, near Hanauma Bay

    2. Sunset stroll at Waikiki Beach

    3. Sunset sailboat, Waikiki Beach

    ~~Barbara
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,608Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2019

    And more great entries! Thanks @jwear @pegelli & @bfluegie ! This mini is now closed - I will post results tomorrow! :)

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