Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette.

25 Aug

SILHOUETTE. The proper definition of a silhouette is “the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass.” In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them – according to this week’s challenge, from the Daily Post, in WordPress

According to Ailsa, from “Where’s my Backpack?”: It fascinates me how a silhouette; a two-dimensional outline of a person or object, can suggest a story just as clearly as if you could see the scene in its entirety. Perhaps it makes our imagination work overtime, trying to fill in the details we cannot see.”

Our family arrived at our new assignment less than 3 months ago, as many of you may know by now: 2012 marks the move to our first Spanish speaking post: La Paz, Bolivia. The ‘model’ for this photograph is our oldest son, and adventurous and curious boy, pictured against our view through the backyard. The idea of the ‘unknown’ is, at the same time, scary and intriguing… The silhouette against the beautiful mountain scenario tries to represent that – even though we’re not totally sure about what’s ahead of us, we can still enjoy the little bit of beauty that our eyes are able to catch… we’ll be writing our stories and tales in different ways now… This particular blogpost represents the transition that’s waiting for us – my appreciation to Where’s my backpack? for the inspiration! 😮


Posted by on August 25, 2012 in BOLIVIA, photography, post a day, TRAVEL


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26 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette.

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  2. eof737

    October 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This is beautiful… Love it. 😉


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      October 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much! The background is our daily view from the mountains… A very reflexive blogpost, I’d say! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read the post – much appreciated! 😮


  3. Myra GB

    October 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

    This is a lovely photograph! 🙂


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      October 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Thank you very much, Myra! It’s the silhouette of my (not a baby anymore!) boy! thanks for stopping by and reading the blogpost!


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  5. elspethc

    September 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Best wishes on your new place, new challenges, you sound as though you can meet them


  6. Jo Bryant

    August 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    what a perfectly gorgeous image


  7. ailsapm

    August 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Aww, so cute! And I adore the symbolism of what lies ahead. Gorgeous. xxx Ailsa


  8. Angeline M

    August 25, 2012 at 12:30 am

    How fabulous that you can do this. You and your children are amassing wealth.



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