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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12 Responses to “Travel Theme – Silhouette”

  1. thirdeyemom August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    I love the sailboat photo! It is sensational!

    • gkm2011 August 30, 2012 at 8:47 am #

      Thank you – I agree. Glad I thought of it (even though it is a repeat)

  2. Miguel August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Seeing your photo makes me want to go back to that wonderful paradise– Boracay. 🙂

    • gkm2011 August 30, 2012 at 8:48 am #

      Thanks – it is definitely a great spot – made me want to go back as well as I looked through our photos.

  3. Naomi Baltuck August 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Beautiful photos, all of them!

  4. David August 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I love taking photos with strong back lighting. Here are a couple of my favorites:

    • gkm2011 August 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      What beautiful shots! I had never really thought about the way that “too much light” can cause this alternate type of beauty.

  5. Inside the Mind of Isadora September 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    The water in the first one with the sailboat looks
    like it’s moving. A perfect capture ….!!!!!

    • gkm2011 September 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      Thanks – my boyfriend Li took the shot and I agree – it is a perfect capture!

  6. Naomi Baltuck September 20, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Lovely photos, all of them. That first one could win a contest!

    • gkm2011 September 20, 2012 at 8:22 am #

      Yes – the credit goes to Li – he takes some great photos!

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