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