Seductive Silhouettes - unconventional photography ๐Ÿ˜€

in Photography Lovers โ€ข 7 months ago

Ever imagined Silhouettes could be fun?

Sun at your back, subject well lit, no shadows, no harsh contrasts .... These are the age old golden rules of photography but one evening, in a dark mood, I decided to flaunt them all! ๐Ÿ˜€

I decided to point my trusty DSLR into the sun and capture some subjects - making them interesting. Since it was going to be mostly a black and orange/ reddish affair, I also decided to challenge myself to come up with some captions..

Here is the result. I ended up with some striking images ..

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Here is a description and caption for each image

You and I ๐Ÿ’

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All that is missing from this romantic image is the heart blooming between the two. The sun provides a great background for this pair sitting side by side in silence... Understanding each other perfectly without saying a word...

Feeling sun-kissed !

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Basking in the late evening sun, the troubles of the day seem to be washed away from this weary loner...

Sunsets are proof that any day can end beautifully...

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The blaze of colors and contrast of looming shadows paint this enticing picture. How can I lament any day that ends in such a lovely picture....


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Alone but not lonely. This birds sits and enjoys the grand vista of the sun going down - leaving with it a beautiful hope and anticipation of a new dawn....

and last but not the least ....

I am the King of the world....

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It is not uncommon for darters to spread wings to dry them. This one, however, on the tall pole, against the myriad pink and red hues of the evening, seems to pose and say 'I am the King...'

Though the session was not really great in terms of wildlife photography, I enjoyed the unconventional approach very much

I used following settings on my D500 Nikon + 200-500 Nikkor lens

  • Support: Handheld since I was walking around,
  • Shutter : 1/1000s High shutter speed helped and was also needed since I was pointing into the sun
  • Aperture: 7.1 (for more depth of field than my usual 5.6 since I wanted the sun not to look too fuzzy)
  • ISO:100 Low ISO to minumize noise in dark parts of the image

What do you think ? Do you think it was worth it? Have you attempted or would you attempt anything like this in photography? If so, please share your experience in comments.

Please comment freely and let me know your opinion. I will try to bring many different types of wildlife photos/macro/Astro posts to the community. Feedback and comments are welcome,. I am still learning many techniques and always value feedback from experts in this community.

Have a nice day everyone. Cheers!

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These are beautiful photos. I like the addition of descriptive captions๐Ÿ˜….

My favourite photo has got to be the "you and I" photo... I hope I don't sound weird.

@wongi Thank you so much. I love the you and I click too

I love the you and I click too

Glad you do tooโœจ

Thank you so much.

you're very much welcome.

Worth it for sure! Silhouettes at the golden hour look perfect. And that darter steals the show! !PIZZA

@pardinus Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. A great morale booster for me

More than deserved! Cheers! !LUV

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Silhouette photography always fun with sun, captured some amazing shots on the birds enjoying themselves!

Thanks Joan. As usual your kind words of appreciation encourage me to keep doing better photography

Winter when the sun is low a lot earlier we are able to get some incredible colour mix with silhouette photography. Awesome when everything lines up!

Nice shot guys.
One thing I dream of, being able to translate what I see, your writing keeps me transfixed. it is a meaningful post.

Thank you so much

You're welcome

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Thank you @vm2904
I love your Seductive Silhouettes!
They are beautiful and quite striking!
I love the bird silhouettes the most.
My favorite is, I am the King or the World!
The birds are so precious and beautiful.
Barb ๐Ÿ˜Š