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!