Silhouettes are fascinating, and the discussion regarding the skills required to photograph these views on life is just as interesting. Ailsa has some stunning captures on her “Where’s my backpack” site, with people in many different poses watching a large fountain.
Most silhouette photos seem to be taken at dusk, but the one I have selected was taken at dawn. The image was captured from the back of an elephant while on a dawn foray into Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
It was eerily still and quiet – elephants move without making a sound and there was a thick mist swirling around us, limiting vision, but also creating a close intimate atmosphere with the surrounding bush.
When the sun eventually came up, it struggled to break through the thick fog that blanketed the ground. It was the perfect time to capture an unforgettable moment.