Saturday, January 11, 2014
Focus on Life: Week 2
Week 2: The Silhouette
A photograph with a subject(s) captured in a shadowy outline
with little or no detail against a bright background.
Going to work each day before sunrise and coming home each evening after sunset did not give me the opportunity to capture any outdoor silhouette images this week. The challenge was how to take such a photo inside at night.
I experimented with a couple of different techniques before finally getting the effect that I wanted.
For me this represents a helping hand. This particular one helps me display jewelry at shows. More than that, it reflects my willingness to offer a helping hand to anyone who needs it. My ability to do so is quite limited but I step up to the plate whenever I can.
It also signifies my willingness to embrace the offer of a helping hand when given. I have learned to accept the kindness of others and am grateful for their care and concern.
The hardest part for me, is the willingness to ASK for a helping hand when I need it. My independent streak has often prevented that, but I am learning to be humble.
I look forward to seeing the silhouette photos of the other participants.