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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Between the light and you, a silhouette.

Tonight I am running the heater down by my feet.  Don’t tell Camillo, now that I am retired for real, he is paying the electricity bill.  I has been unseasonably cold all week.  I normally don’t have to turn on my little heater until late June.  I just hate feeling cold.

The last time we had silhouettes as our My Town Friday topic was in October of 2009.   If you’ve time follow the link back and read what fun I had learning how to photo (or not) silhouettes.  The header photo was one of the photos from that shoot-out.  In that post I said I’d taken 40 photos while walking to the hippy square on a Sunday morning but I can’t find that folder anywhere.  While cleaning the mess with the blog’s photos last month I finally found just the photos from the October post in a downloaded folder from Picasa Web Albums.  When Photos are saved from the blog to web albums it is reduced in size so when the photos were reloaded they are not as clear as the original. 

I have been watching – through the viewfinder – my photos for the past two months.  On the lookout for silhouettes this time intentionally taken.  The first photo was taken on a late Sunday afternoon, just before sundown and out on the Barra.  We were meeting family at one of our favorite restaurants and as I got out of the taxi the pink bag caught my attention and then two people framed with ficus trees in silhouette.  I whipped out my little point and shoot and took the photo – I trimmed a little grass off the bottom and some space on the outer sides of the trees – As I was in 2009, I felt really happy with the results.

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Another sunset walk on the Lagoa – This photo is SO Rio de Janeiro.

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The second above is from the street in front of our apartment, although the sun had not set the sidewalk was in near darkness and the sky bright with sunset and the third was taken the first weekend in May when Camillo and I were Walking Rio Centro and is part of the front of the   Universidade Cândido Mendes.  The day had off again on again clouds and a high glare that worked well for both that photo and the one of General Osorio below.

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       I put in this last one even though it didn’t come out a silhouette as I was imagining but because it is a CLOCK -  a few weeks ago I swore to you all that I’d not seen any clocks in Rio – the day we walked central I saw three of them.   Hope you enjoyed Rio in Silhouette.

15 comments:

  1. Very lovely Ginger. I really like the first photo. It turned out really good and the framing is always interesting. I may have to dig into my archives for this one.

    I had two wisdom teeth pulled today, so I am not feeling very well at all. It hurts to swallow.

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  2. I love all your photos especially the first and the sunrise..they are beautifully framed.

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  3. Remember that first Silhouette topic, too, Ginger and how angst ridden I was. Thankfully it came easier this time round. Love that first shot. And the sunset shot is beautiful. Isn't it funny how, after a shootout, we see all sorts of things that fitted the topic of last week?

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  4. I like how you framed with the silhouetted trees.

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  5. Like Rebecca, I like the way you framed with the two trees in the beach photo. Those two trees are pretty symmetrical! I like all your photos really, but I think that my second favorite is the statue with the horse!

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  6. Well I am learning for sure. I noticed the framing on that silhouette too. For some reason I missed your post the other day. I am still having trouble finding my photos but will work it out. I am sure of that. Many thanks to your tips and couching GingerV.
    QMM

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  7. these are beautiful, especailly the middle 3 set, the first one of the 3 with the mountain in the middle is stunning.

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  8. Love the first two. The leaves in the first one look like a graphic design against the sky. I really like the trees meeting in the middle, creating an arch in the second one. Well done!

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  9. You'll be surprise to know I have another elder son of the age 30 and here in Asia, it's common for unmarried offspring to live under the same roof as the parents. With price of houses skyrocketing here and public housings meant for married couples/family, we have no choice.It's Asian culture to look after the parents in their twilight years.

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    1. Jama I think this is becoming s norm all over the world. and as long as they contribute to the household and not 'free load' it will be a good thing for the families of the future.

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  10. I love the first shot with the two trees Ginger. also good for symmetry. the trees seem very romantic to me.

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  11. red riding hood on a horse? I like it best.

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    1. Ha! a fat general with an old fashioned military hat!

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  12. I like the statues a lot but that first beach picture, framed by the trees is really incredible -- perfectly exposed to get pure blacks in the trees and yet rich color in the center. Your electrical usage secret is safe with me.

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  13. I did indeed enjoy Rio in silhouette. Well done!

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