Saturday Snapshot May 16: Silhouettes

Often when I’m outdoor, the light, shadow, direction of the sun and the time of day are less than ideal for photography. That’s the time when I see beauty from another perspective. The lack of light on the subject, or when it’s backlit,┬ámakes it all the more intriguing.

I’ve learned to appreciate silhouettes. They are more soulful and quiet. When devoid of colour, I can see more clearly the subject’s shape and form, and its solitary existence. Here are some photos I’ve taken lately… a kind of Wabi-sabi.

The slow and meditative movement of the Great Blue Heron:

GBH

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Flying

Look at the shadow in the water, like a Chinese brush stroke:

Chinese brush painting 1

 

A solitary Belted Kingfisher:

Belted Kingfisher

 

Cattails by the pond in the evening light:

Cattails

 

Guess who’s still busy at dusk:

Beaver

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Photos Taken by Arti of Ripple Effects

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