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:


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:



Guess who’s still busy at dusk:



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Photos Taken by Arti of Ripple Effects

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