Capture a silhouette.

Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark against a lighter background. Silhouettes can be very dramatic and resemble black shapes without any details, but the effect varies from picture to picture.

Here are some visual treats from Egypt.


Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt.


Pyramids of Giza: Take one


Pyramids of Giza: Take two


The Great Sphinx of Giza

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

13 thoughts on “Silhouette

    • Thank you!
      Interestingly, I did not plan this. I spotted the silhouette with the setting sun for the last three pictures and the very first one was shot at noon when the sun was behind the Pompey’s pillar. As a novice with silhouettes, needless to say I was pleased with the results. 🙂

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