Rock the Shot Challenge: Silhouette

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This month’s challenge over at Rock the Shot is silhouettes.  I knew almost immediately which image I wanted to use for this particular challenge, o.k. maybe not since I happen to LOVE silhouettes and I have a ton that I could enter that I love (I said love alot there – sorry :P).  Anywho, this is my entry for the Rock the Shot silhouette challenge.  I hope you like it!

This image was shot at ISO 200 f/4.0 at 1/8000 of a second.  The key to a silhouette is to get to a clearing type area (edge of a beach, long empty field) and significantly underexpose your subject or expose for your background and bring the exposure down just a bit.    I also like to get down low and make sure my light source (usually the sun) is being blocked by my subject.  You can get a really nice sunflare this way too, depending on how you compose your image.  The post-processing to this image was minimal.  The before and after can be seen here.

Make sure you check out the other entries over at http://rocktheshotforum.com!

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  • August 6, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    Christina Powell - Wow – this one is stunning! Love the sun rays peeking out from behind the clouds.

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