Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Patti challenges us with silhouettes this week. “They are a marvelous technique to add to your photographic repertoire because they can add drama, mystery, emotion, and atmosphere to your photos.  They can also tell a story to your viewers.”

Here are my silhouette stories:

I took this photo of my husband on the beach at my grandmother’s cottage on Lake Michigan with the Cannon AE1 film camera he gave me for Christmas when I was 17. The location is a place rich with three generations of memories. The subject is familiar and much beloved to me, but sadly also a memory. Jim died in 2008 at the age of 47. The sunset lighting adds a layer of romantic yearning that completes the picture. 

This silhouette is my youngest daughter on stage at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. We were attending an opera comedy cabaret performance where the audience was seated at cafe tables onstage facing a smaller stage set up downstage. Emily has been in many musical comedy performances and studied play-writing in college. The theatrical setting and her curly hair are the perfect components of her personal silhouette.

Finally, here is a gallery of landscape silhouettes. The story here is that I love to be outside with my camera discovering how the light of the sky is a background for all that happens in the world. And the world is a wonderful place!

 

11 thoughts on “Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Silhouette

  1. Wow Priscilla – a powerful post indeed. Both of your images tell their stories beautifully. I was so sad to read about your husband and then so happy to see the beautiful daughter who resulted from your love.

  2. I agree with Tina – Powerful. A beautiful image and memory of your husband – and warmth spreading inside when I read about your children. Thank you for being here with us!

  3. Wonderful silhouettes, Priscilla. I especially love your personal shots of your daughter and husband. I’m so sorry that your time with your husband was so short. You’ve reminded me of the preciousness of life and the gift of their love.

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