Silhouettes and a thousand words

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By Shima

The moment the shutter of a camera clicks, a “thousand words” are captured as many would say. A photo speaks a volume… it contains lots of meanings… tells a story or two. Once a picture has been taken, there’s much more to say.

Silhouette photography is a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a picture. It defines a view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. Pictures like these often don’t convey a clear story, and leave part of the image up to the imagination of the viewer.

The most eye-catching silhouette photos are those with a brightly coloured and interesting background. Sunrise and sunset provide excellent silhouette lighting, with the clouds adding texture and interest to the sky. It is also possible to get some great silhouettes against harsh sunlight, or even artificial lighting.

Here are some examples of silhouette photos to endear you with the depths of photography and perhaps inspire you to try and take some of your own. Enjoy and be inspired!

Silhouette of the Mosque

Li River Sunrise

Sunday Sunset on Rabat Beach

Wind and sea

Silhouette Paddle Surf Boys


Harness the moment

Hold me please

Symphony of Colours

Kuwait Sunset

Riding the Clouds

Like Mother Like Daughter

How many triangles do you see?

Net Work

Towards an Arabian Night

World’s Favourite Sport

Tramonto Silhouette

Beach Hammock

Masquerading Silhouette
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