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Travel Theme – Silhouette

30 Aug

I am returning to Ailsa’s at Where’s My Backpack?’s travel theme again – the theme this week is “Silhouette.”  This will be the fourth week that I’ve participated in the theme and I almost didn’t participate.  Her photos of people in front of a fountain are amazing and I had to think pretty hard if I had anything that I felt worthy of sharing.

Initially my head went back to our trip to Boracay – the same place that inspired the beautiful sunset photos that I posted for last week’s theme.

Idyllic Boracay – sailing at sunset

This photo in particular called to me – but I had already posted it earlier this year in February and I wanted something else, something new to share.

After thinking a while I started going through our photos from our 2011 trip to Phuket, Thailand and found these two shots of palm trees.

What is paradise?

Silhouetted against white clouds in a blue sky

We had gone to spend two nights away from Phuket on a very small island where every single way that you looked was beautiful.  The water was aqua, there were very few people and I bobbed and floated in the sea, even enjoying a massage at a pavilion on the edge of the ocean, the water and the Thai masseuse coaxing me into the ultimate relaxation.

In darkening what is typically the focus of a photograph a silhouette gives you a different perspective.  If you’d like to see how others defined a silhouette, please click on the link above.

Have you successfully taken silhouette photos of people?  Was it on purpose or an accident?

Photos above courtesy of Li.

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