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By MediumSizeUnavailable

not sure this one will be liked by many. But I'm a bit of a sucker for silhouette shots and it also reminds me a bit of Hermin 's wonderfull "beach" photos (okay, only a bit, and be it without the color and without the outstanding quality)

critique welcome

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
4 Oct 2006 11:19AM
a great backlight shot...well done!


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DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
4 Oct 2006 11:32AM
I like the foreground and the subtle silhouettes, but think you could have done a bit more with the sky as it's a tad bland.

There is detail in there, so may be worth tweaking. I've uploaded a mod where I've tried to bring out more sky detail with a curves adjustment layer with gradient layer mask. I might have gone a bit far with it though as I'm using my crappy works monitor.

4 Oct 2006 11:59AM
thanks for the mod Dave. Already had darkened the sky a bit myself, and didn't want to take it too far, but looking at your mod, perhaps I should indeed have gone a bit further. Might have been better as well if I had taken the photo a bit later, as the sun was still quite high and harsh here (and I already took this at the max 1/2000 sec my camera allows).
ljesmith 13 1.1k United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 12:02PM
This is great, very strong and dynamic. For me one of your best.
4 Oct 2006 12:08PM
starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
4 Oct 2006 12:15PM
very nice silhouettes makes a wonderful happy image,well done I agree with Dave about the sky the mods good but I think somewhere between the two maybe : )) just my humble opinion.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
4 Oct 2006 1:41PM
I like the composition Koen, but would perhaps agree that the sky needs to have a little more work as it's such a large part of the image. I think that Daves mod works pretty well.

4 Oct 2006 2:18PM
Lovely sharp silhouettes, great image really caught my eye!
POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 2:26PM
I really like this inthe same way I like atardecer by miralles lots of people all with the same thing in common, relaxing by the sea and I love the person in the hat far right. Dont think its worth going all technical about it because it would ruin the moment, just as much as if you went up to those people and started shouting at them. A very tranquil shot Koen, nice mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
4 Oct 2006 5:15PM
Thanks :o)
just noticed your mod Alastair. don't mind darkening the picture. goes very well for the largest part of it I think. but the problem for me are the persons in the fg. by darkening it, the legs "disappear" within the dark bg, which I really wanted to avoid. But thanks. apreciate the time you took.
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
4 Oct 2006 6:03PM
I like it. The silhouettes are stunningly sharp and I like the bottle Nana is holding.
Good reflection on the paving. Agree that the sky is a bit bland but am not sure if a more contrasty sky would add value.

iansamuel 14 271 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 6:18PM
Great stuff.
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3780 Canada
4 Oct 2006 8:33PM
Has to be viewed large, - really nice.

4 Oct 2006 8:55PM
I like this, its an interesting sky and texture to the ground. Gives me some inspiration since I've got to enter a sillouette for a competition in a couple of months!!
fauxtography 12 6.6k 36
4 Oct 2006 9:29PM
damn how do you do it time after time? A great shot again Koen, please keep it up!
4 Oct 2006 11:01PM
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
5 Oct 2006 12:34AM
Lovely, great lighting and tones.

TommyStr 11 9 3 Norway
5 Oct 2006 3:36AM
Great silhouette-image, full of charizma if that doesn't sound wierd. Nice texture in the fg, and I do think the 'soft' sky gives a different mood than a punchy sky, and looking at the silhouettes I think the soft sky is spot-on here. They are all very relaxed. The fence balances nicely with Che and Nana and the bottle. Very good shot
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
5 Oct 2006 6:45AM
Like it Koen!!
Works well in mono as i dont think the impact would be there in colour!!

Good one
5 Oct 2006 6:58AM
Strong image. Love the composition.

5 Oct 2006 11:34AM
thanks again.

If you're looking for some inspiration for silhouette photos Simon, you might want to check out Hermin's PF (link in description).

Kind of liked the balancing fence as well Tommy. glad you noticed. and of course the bottle.
JuliaB 12 110 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 7:19PM
what a pun!
joseph 11 England
21 Oct 2006 11:16PM
The large version is a knockout! Brilliant detail...Click.

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