211/366: silhouette collaborative project #3

This is the third and final in the series of silhouettes.

Click on the links if you would like to see the other two:

silhouette project #1

silhouette project #2

As with the first week, this is a silhouette taken with the sun rising, of a majestic old oak. The phrase great oaks from little acorns grow springs to mind. You can still see a few leaves with their distinctive shape, the remnants of the autumn shedding of a deciduous tree.

204/366: silhouette collaborative project #2

For my next photo in the silhouette collaborative project, I have chosen a bell theme.

I backlit the bell by putting it in front of my round lamp, which always reminds me of either a crystal ball or a full moon, turned the flash off, and took the photo with my Canon IXUS 120 IS.

The third bell was too large for this treatment, which is why you cannot see a silhouette of the last one. Pictured below are the bells in colour.

197/366: silhouette collaborative project

Thanks to Beingjulz, I found out about this collaborative project from SeeingSpotsPhoto.com. Both these links lead to the same blog, as Julz reblogged the original. Wow, I feel quite technologically marvellous, having finally learnt how to link!!

The challenge is to take silhouette photos. Perhaps not strictly what is required of the task, on my morning walk the other day I was inspired to take my camera along with me, as it wasn’t quite light yet and I thought I may get some nice sunrise shots. At this time of year, when the days are shorter, it means you don’t have to get up as early to capture photos like this!

I think the next shot can be best classified as a silhouette, as it is definitely only the outline of the shape of the leaves on the tree that can be seen.

This next one cannot be called a silhouette because you can read the signwriting on the shop, but I do really like the colours in the sky.

And finally, we have a soft-focus photo, my term for one that is out of focus. It sounds much more positive with the term “soft-focus” as well as bringing to mind images of movie stars!