Easy to catch a silhouette


Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.

Leonardo da Vinci

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“Actually, I do happen to resemble a hallucination. Kindly note my silhouette in the moonlight.” The cat climbed into the shaft of moonlight and wanted to keep talking but was asked to be quiet. “Very well, I shall be silent,” he replied, “I shall be a silent hallucination.”
― Mikhail BulgakovThe Master and Margarita

Fishing silhouette in Curacao

Fishing silhouette in Curacao

Statute in Peru with bird on head.

Statute in Peru with bird on head.

This week, experiment with light and capture a silhouette.

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A Word a Week Challenge Theme ‘Zoom’


This is my first time working with A WORD IN YOUR EAR‘s Weekly Photo Challenges.  What I like about this particular one is it offers opportunities to enhance your knowledge about photography techniques as well as just some of the terms that relate to photography.

This week’s theme is ‘Zoom’.   Obviously this word relates to bringing things that are far away closer.. I also like some of the other interpretations of zoom that were presented on this blog.

It’s a very interesting challenge and not as easy as one would think if you love to take close-ups of people.  I have some favorite facial zooms that others were not entirely pleased with but I love them because they are very natural and beautiful.  So my first small set will be of some of my favorite zooms of people and things.

Travel theme: Bridges


Ailsa from “Where’s My Backpack” travel themes is “bridges” this week and her personal inspiration was the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Click here to see what everyone else has come up with.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward


Forward. This week’s photo challenge… inspired me to think about how many times I have moved forward and what that moving forward has meant for me.  I can remember many times in my life certain people stated that I seemed to be a person that was constantly running away from people, places and things.  The truth is, I have never ran from anything but have spent a lot of time running towards everything.

This week’s photo challenge asked what ‘forward’ meant to us.  Well, to me it has always meant finding interesting people, places or things that are ahead of me and that have caused me to want to move forward and toward a new and unknown destination.

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I have had an amazing life with many shiny objects ahead of me that have distracted and caused me to want to leave behind one thing (or in some cases many things) that I truly loved and appreciated in order to move on.  For this I am grateful.  I cannot imagine, even for a second not moving forward.  Because of my inability to run away from things I will always remember fondly the places I have been and the people I have met.  Because of my ability to move forward, I will always anticipate the amazing things that are yet to come.

Go check out the other photo challenge participants here.  Or bust out some pictures and join in the fun!

Travel theme: Liquid


Ailsa’s challenge in ‘Where’s My Backpack Travel Photo Theme this week is:  Liquid.  Liquid, water, wet and a multitude of other damp images come to mind when I think of this challenge.  I think of refreshing liquids, boat rides, floating villages and wet kids.

I hope you enjoy.

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