Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette
I originally wanted to title this post “Move Around” but in order to keep with the weekly photo challenge visibility “rules” I couldn’t do that. But Move Around is the real theme to this post.
I have a bad habit of not moving around. Especially when I’m shooting sunrise/sunset scenes. I get too comfortable, too caught up in the beauty, and yes, relax too much when faced with such a grand scene. For example I have this shot of a paddle boarder and I love the splash and I love how the sunset is reflected in the waves. And I kept thinking that I should crop this somehow so that the paddle boarder was actually in front of the sun. Except I know you can’t crop like that (you probably can – Photoshop can do just about anything – but it would go beyond a simple crop). If only I had gotten up off my butt and tried for a different angle so the he would actually have the setting sun behind him. I’m having a Homer Simpson DOH moment!
I took several shots of my paddle boarding friend. So I went back into my archives to see if I ever got lucky enough – while still sitting on my butt – to get the angle I had in my mind’s eye. This is closer though to my eye I would prefer he be on the left side on the sun.
So the lesson I find myself struggling with is to know when to relax and enjoy the sunset and when to work the sunset to get the maximum shots with the maximum effect. I suspect this is a balancing act that I’m going to struggle with for a long time.
And just to keep with the silhouette theme one more shot from San Diego: