A familiar silhouette

Get to know a person, a view, a mountain well and you will instantly recognize them by their silhouettes or outlines. Subconsciously we do this regularly without really being aware of what we are doing.

Artists, designers, those working in tourism, frequently exploit the shape and outline of familiar objects – reducing them to just a handful of lines that are their identifying features.

Today’s image is a classic example of this.

_DS76620This is the unmistakable outline of the Allalinhorn as seen from Saas Fee etched on a window. It’s a mountain I have written about before on this blog (click here) as regular readers will know. And here is another picture of it, just to remind you what it looks like in the flesh.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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6 Responses to A familiar silhouette

  1. Mark Summerfield says:

    Amazing how it only takes a few simple lines to impart the complete picture. Great spot, Andy.

  2. Great eye and recognition, Andy. I agree with Mark, it is quite impressive.Your image drives the point home as well.

  3. What a great set of thoughts here, Andy, you are so right my friend! Great post; thought provoking and beautiful, both at the same time!

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