Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is basically featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all. The silhouette differs from an outline which depicts the edge of an object in a linear form, while a silhouette appears as a solid shape. Silhouette images may be created in any visual artistic media.¹

Silhouette photos haunt me; this week’s photo challenge haunts me. I’m not super artistic when it comes to these types of shots and actually prefer to never take them. It wouldn’t be called a challenge if it weren’t, well, challenging.

Do your silhouette photo’s have hints of colour like mine?

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Source: Wikipedia¹

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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41 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

  1. Marianne says:

    I find silhouette photos challenging too, Jennifer – but you´ve gone a great job with your selection 🙂

  2. Jennifer, I like your Sardinia pics and love the Canadian trees, nice!

  3. aysabaw says:

    Liked the silhouette, with the Stella Artois….^__^

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  6. brothertom says:

    great pictures. thanks for sharing.

  7. mlissabeth says:

    My photo has color behind the silhouette, too. Very nice job on yours.

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  10. rutheh says:

    I like a hint of color in the silhouettes.

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  12. The Hook says:

    Some of these were brilliant! Good work!

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  14. Great selection! Awesome photos.

  15. restlessjo says:

    I have two photos in mind but there are so many challenges going around, I can’t keep up. Do the challenges, or read the blogs? Be selective I guess is the answer, Jen. Nice selection.

    • There are a lot of challenges going around, I know what you mean. I’ve stuck with just two – this one and Ailsa’s Travel theme. I can’t be bothered joining more – it stresses me out slightly! 😉

  16. Northern Narratives says:

    I also thought it was a difficult challenge. I really like your photo of the winter trees.

  17. adinparadise says:

    Love these. I also find it difficult not to have just a bit of colour showing. 🙂

  18. Rosemarie says:

    I have never been good at Silhouettes, but yours are amazingly beautiful. My husband loves ichnusa beer from Sardegna. Wish I could get it here in California! Have a great day! Keep on taking pictures! We all enjoy them!

    May God Bless!
    The Sard/American,

  19. Unexpected animals on the beach always make me smile. Sand there looks very nice.

  20. That cow is 8km up a mountain and away from the beach … or were you speaking about the surfer? 😉

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  22. gkm2011 says:

    My favorite was the Stella advertisement. I don’t know if it was planned or not, but really a fun take.

    • It wasn’t a planned shot at all! We were returning from the bar late one night and I noticed the advert on a bus shelter and told me friend to snap this photo. It was fast and late, and super fun!

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  24. I took a few tonight, but more by accident than design. Doubtless there’s quite a lot of artistry involved!

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  26. Jo Bryant says:

    These are really great Jennifer. I love the window silhouette.
    voted for you

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  29. ElizOF says:

    Gorgeous… and I love the collage you created. 😉

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