O.K. I’ve attempted my first non-accidental silhouette… When I looked again at the Tammy’s helpful links, I realized that I had neglected some of the basic silhouette hints. Specifically… to choose uncluttered subjects and get the light source behind the subject matter. So, I had to crop this image to simplify and still it was a bit too cluttered for my taste (see below), so I cropped again resulting in the above photo. It seems that I also should have more of the source of light in the photo… but maybe that doesn’t matter as much.
I did remember to take the camera off automatic White Balance… and set it at custom. Since I use a point & shoot camera, some of the silhouette making steps weren’t available to me.
Here is my first crop, which is still too cluttered:
And the original uncropped photo:
I’m lucky to have 12.1 megapixels — all the more to trim from.
By the way, this could qualify for the “faucet” theme, can’t it? It’s purpose had been to bring up water from a well.