Photographer Silhouette

Photographer Silhouette

Back in May, I discovered the magic of silhouettes while returning on multiple occasions to a spot at the Lab of Ornithology where I could watch great blue herons changing nest duties. I learned that all I needed to do was to shoot towards a light source with the subject blocking out the light. Not surprisingly, sunrise and sunset – times when the sun is low in the sky – are both good silhouette light (backlight) candidates.

Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

One advantage of these shorter days is that I’m able to be out for both sunrise and sunset without losing too much sleep (sunrise is still a bit early for me)… translating into more silhouette goodness. It will be interesting to find out whether this is just a spring and fall thing, or whether I need to appreciate these opportunities while they’re here.

Uris Library in the Early Morning

Uris Library and McGraw Tower in the early morning


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