The photographer had the right idea to expose for the light spilling across the curtain and then wait for the right moment when the pencil and that lovely profile were in the right position. However, the best part of the image is the result of the man at left watching the scene. He adds a layer of intrigue to the image that takes the moment from being just another interesting silhouette to an image that creates wonder.
Everything comes together for a great photo-the composition, the body language and especially the colors. This silhouette photo oozes atmosphere!
A great use of color and silhouette is used by the photographer to create this stunning image of a common scene on a wedding day. Each descending silhouette adds layers of information and interest leading us to the bride. Nicely done.
Here’s an image of near perfection as a musician plays “outfield" to an “infield" backdrop of the bride and groom at their wedding reception. Nonetheless, our "center field” musician fields the play with an upward gesture that wins the game for this photo. With symmetry and style this is a silhouette that needs no introduction.
The shadow of the couple on the curtain could have just been that — shadows on a curtain with a guy playing a guitar. But, the photographer waited for the right moments to come together, the shadows have their heads together and the guitar player is actually doing something—perhaps pointing out the couple. The low wide-angle lens choice makes those shadows appear really big, perhaps not-so-subtly letting us know that the bride and groom are bigger than the rest of us this day!
One thing about silhouette photos, is that they have such atmosphere. The blue and yellow colors in this photo and the off-center composition just works. And, the patterned wallpaper adds texture and shape.
I enjoyed seeing this thoughtful image with those golden highlights of champagne ready to lift in a toast to the bride and groom. I also liked the linear, panoramic view the windows brought to the table. The photographer’s use of the water outside was a good choice by giving us an uncluttered view of the event but enough cityscape to add interest and perspective. But, in the end, it’s that lovely champagne that brought “three cheers” to the photo.
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