Silhouettes

Back in March 2012, I posted ‘Poster People’. It included images of a sculpture called ‘Chain Reaction’ and my last line in that post was: ‘I plan to re-visit during the year to see how I can improve…’

Well it’s only taken nearly two years! If you think back two weeks you might remember the post: ‘Walking the Dog(s)‘. That was a black and white silhouette of a couple with dog(s). Today’s image was taken on the same shoot, four minutes later.

_DS78235_wpAnother silhouette – but just of people and a small part of the superb sculpture ‘Chain Reaction’ by Ray Smith that stands in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

I wouldn’t say that today’s image is an improvement on what I posted nearly two years ago, it’s really more of the same. But also it’s an example of how two very different images can result from a single shoot, within a very short space of time.

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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'.
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20 Responses to Silhouettes

  1. I love the way you’ve composed this image. Lovely.

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  2. Good composition. I like how open the hill is… If that were here in the States, it would likely be a landfill.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Rob. It’s a striking promontory of land that projects out above the parkland. I don’t know whether it is an original feature of the landscape, or whether it is in fact a ‘scaped’ deposit of earth etc that was dug out when the city of Milton Keynes was under construction.

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  3. oneowner says:

    This is really a beautiful composition, Andy. Well done.

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  4. Love this image, Andy! Silhouettes are some of my favorites. I agree with the others, this composition is killer. 😉

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  5. Chillbrook says:

    Smashing photograph Andy, lovely compostion. I really like the contours and light on the green embankment. Really very nice indeed. I think this is definitely an improvemt on what were very nice images. Looking at the others, I can see it must have been quite a task to line this one up and wait for the figures to be so perfectly silhouetted. Fabulous work.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Adrian. Ideally I need to return to this place with a stepladder to gain the extra foot or so when the sculpture would line up with the promontory a little better. On this occasion it was the light that made the diference, although four minutes earlier I took the image of the couple with the dog that featured in the recent post

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  6. ShimonZ says:

    I love this picture.

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  7. Len says:

    The people walking in the background is a wonderful touch Andy. It really makes this image sing. Super creative, my friend.

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  8. Interesting scene, like the rolling hill

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  9. A very good composition.

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