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.


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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