I had my first truly successful (in my inexperienced opinion) experiment with taking silhouette shots this week! We went to a nearby island and stayed in an insanely-priced hotel--I guess that being a remote hotel on a remote island off of a remote island off of nowhere makes it justified to charge a lot per room. It was beautiful, though. There we experienced perfect, harmonious familial bliss and happiness in nature and perfectly appetizing Japanese food*...or that's what my pictures aim to lead you to believe ;-)
ISO 400, ss 1/200, f/22
I really have no idea what I'm doing, so I just guessed at settings until we were dark, then edited us (I still use Picasa) to make us black. If I could, I'd get a better focus and move the Pater Familias so that branch wasn't sprouting out of his head. Actually, I spotted that problem and moved him for the next set of shots, but in those his face was melding with the GNG's head so I thought that was worse. What would you change or improve?
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*This is in referrence to the supposed Facebook Effect, which makes people sadder when they see how fabulous everyone else's lives are, based on status updates. That does not usually happen to me on Facebook, but it does happen when I look at other peoples' photography blogs--full of gorgeous, happy, photogenic, loving people in beautiful places where it is clearly always the perfect temperature! Never any heat waves, sinus infections that come out of your eye, bugs, zit outbreaks, fear of vipers, or eczema to drive you absolutely batty... I have to remind myself that it's at least partly thanks to Photoshop.
You can see more of my pictures from this trip at: