A 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.
Sardinian Cow Silhouette
Half silhouette of Isola Rossa, Sardinia
Silhouette of Isola Rossa, Sardinia
Cantebury Castle Silhouette
Canadian Trees Silhouette
Silhouette Church in Sardinia
Silhouetted surfer at Isola Rossa, Sardinia
My silhouette in Vancouver, Canada
Do your silhouette photo’s have hints of colour like mine?
This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette
Fridays are full of fantastic photo challenges and Ailsa’s travel theme this week is a beautiful display of silhouette(s).
Where in the world am I?
“It is the Late city that first defies the land, contradicts Nature in the lines of its silhouette, denies all Nature. It wants to be something different from and higher than Nature. These high-pitched gables, these Baroque cupolas, spires, and pinnacles, neither are, nor desire to be, related with anything in Nature. And then begins the gigantic megalopolis, the city-as-world, which suffers nothing beside itself and sets about annihilating the country picture.” -Oswald Spangler
A BIG congrats if you can tell me where I am.
“It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.” H. P. Blavatsky
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Want to see my favourite silhouette? Trust me, it’s pretty cool.