Photography has changed the way I see the world. It has slowed me down, and suddenly I notice the little things, such as the way light will filter through the trees or an unexpected pop of color on a gray day. One of my most favorite new ways to see the world is through silhouettes. I just love how simple objects can become bold and interesting shapes when the light is just right.
It all started last year when I first picked up a camera . . . I quickly became obsessed with sunrises. Despite freezing temps and frostbitten fingers, I was determined to fit in some photo time and capture the start of the day. I also loved how a strong back-light would dramatically change a photo.
No longer was I simply taking a picture of a bench, but interesting dark, bold lines against a glowing sky. Or how a lone man standing on a rock appears like he is on the edge of the world when captured as a strong silhouette.
As my year progressed, I found myself always with my camera in hand. For suddenly, everywhere I looked, I would see cool shapes. No longer was it just at sunrise, but on beautiful summer afternoons. My resting spot in the shade instantly became a perfect silhouette photo moment.