Tag : silhouettes

Penguin Silhouette

Penguin silhouette

An early morning start gave the opportunity to silhouette a King Penguin against the dawn sky.

A couple, a man and a bicycle

The man in the ten gallon hat

this was the classic fishing expedition where the location effectively becomes a stage and we wait for the actors to enter.

Silhouetted tree, Shinjuku

Tree silhouetted against office tower, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Homeward bound, silhouetted seabird

An albatross silhouetted against the sky at sunset, Midway Atoll.

Glossy Starling, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The glossy starling is a very common sight in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana. Its iridescent colours seem to change dependant on the light angle.

Seabird silhouettes, Galapagos Islands.

a true silhouette, with strong back-lighting, the dynamic range of the image is too great to get both pleasing highlights and shadow detail.

Pelican silhouette, Galapagos Islands

In order for a silhouette to be effective, the subject needs to have a readily identifiable shape, the pelican is quite distinctive.

The abstract landscape

When you’re in a grand natural landscape, the temptation is to get out the wide-angle lens and try to capture the “big picture”. However sometimes it’s worth looking beyond the obvious and look for smaller details, a telephoto lens can be helpful in doing so.