Mini Challenge #336: Silhouettes or Stongly Backlit Photos that are NOT Sunsets

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsSouthern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,859 Major grins
edited May 9, 2022 in The Dgrin Challenges

Sorry I don't have a catchy title this time..

In 2012, there was a mini where I thought that the object of the mini was as in the title.. And there was another one recently where I thought the idea was that background be basically featureless. A blank slate behind the object photographed. But in the 2012 mini, most people entered sunsets and eventually a sunset won. So I'm going back to that concept. Sunsets are the easy option for getting a silhouette. This time, I want something where the main object of the photo is in deep shadow. WIthout a lot of pretty colors in the background. While some of these are black and white, I really prefer to have tinges of color

Mini will run until May 31st - 8 pm EDT

I don't have a lot of photos that meet this criteria so I am hoping that you will surprise me

This is one which I call - The photo that proves I have a hole in my head (It's a selfie with the camera lense reflected in the mirror)

Backlit Hatteras Lighthouse

Birds against the sky are always a good option

An airpland model edited to look like it is flying

Tree against a waterfall rainbow

Gulls following the Sumter ferry

Tall ship in the Potomac

Barn cats warming in the winter sun

Rules

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  4. Give each image you enter a title.
  5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
  6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
  7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
“"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”

Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 8,626 moderator

    Great theme!

    1 Hubby in Malaga Spain

    2 My lil One in running in waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

    3 Loon on lake in Disney World

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,859 Major grins

    Great - thak you Joyce for starting it off

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,869 Major grins

    Love this topic, @grandmaR. I really only have one that absolutely fits your description, but I've included two others as well :smiley:

    1) From my Granddaughter's maternity shoot. Overlooking the canyon of the North Fork of the American river.

    2) Tree in the foggy morning sun as a background.

    3) Vultures warming their wings in early morning. - or vultures serenading me - you choose.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,859 Major grins

    Jo exactly what I wanted. The one of the vultures is so unusual.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,824 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2022

    Nice subjest, happy to join but pls. don't consider these for judging since we're leaving a vacation to Newfoundland in 2 weeks.

    Backlit icicle

    Looking up in "The Dome", an art installation at the Verbeke foundation in Kemzeke (Belgium)

    Light at the end of the tunnel (Ruien = covered sewers) under the city of Antwerp

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Registered Users Posts: 1,367 Major grins

    OG SmugMug'er here, I probably participated in that 2012 challenge.

    Here's my submissions:

    1. "When One Speaks"
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    2. "Summer On The Road"
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    3. "The First Dance"
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,859 Major grins

    Thank you mr peas - interesting and different

    Just FYI - I got back from the hospital yesterday. Weds they remove 20 clots from my lungs and I was sleeping a lot and not that much on the internet. Probably going to be slow here for awhile. But I am much better now. They think the clots were from my last trip.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Registered Users Posts: 1,367 Major grins

    @grandmaR said:
    Thank you mr peas - interesting and different

    Just FYI - I got back from the hospital yesterday. Weds they remove 20 clots from my lungs and I was sleeping a lot and not that much on the internet. Probably going to be slow here for awhile. But I am much better now. They think the clots were from my last trip.

    Wow. I hope you feel better soon. I'm just glad you're on the mend.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,771 Major grins

    @grandmaR said:
    Just FYI - I got back from the hospital yesterday. Weds they remove 20 clots from my lungs and I was sleeping a lot and not that much on the internet. Probably going to be slow here for awhile. But I am much better now. They think the clots were from my last trip.

    Glad you are better now. Hope you continue to feel stronger each day!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 8,626 moderator

    @grandmaR said:

    Just FYI - I got back from the hospital yesterday. Weds they remove 20 clots from my lungs and I was sleeping a lot and not that much on the internet. Probably going to be slow here for awhile. But I am much better now. They think the clots were from my last trip.

    Wow, let me know if you need someone to help with the challenge at anytime. I hope you continue to improve and feel better!

  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 28 Big grins
    edited May 19, 2022

    Hope you are feeling better @grandmaR .. glad to be back posting again...

    1. Skater on Charles River, Boston, January

    1. Back Yard Coyote

    1. End of the day (more gently backlit than the others)

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaRegistered Users Posts: 657 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2022

    I hope you are feeling better @grandmaR.

    1. Dog's day out, Carmel Sunset Beach, CA

    2. Clearing Storm at Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

    3. Shadow in a window

    Photo 3 is a replacement photo. When all else fails post a photo of a cat.

    ~~Barbara
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,859 Major grins

    I'm getting better by the day - Barbara I think your assessment of #3 is correct. I do like the beach photo and also the skater on the Charles river by Lexington Alarm.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaRegistered Users Posts: 657 Major grins

    Thanks for the feedback @grandmaR. I will look for a different photo to replace #3.

    ~~Barbara
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