Dogwood 52: Assignment #25 "Silhouette Portrait"

Some friends and I are doing the Dogwood 52 Week photography challenge. We submit a photo each week on a given "assignment" along with commentary and discussion. This week's assignment was:

[Portrait] Silhouette: Expose for the background and let your subject fall into shadow. Shape is important this week.

The submissions follow in order submitted along with the photographer's commentary. We'll add other commentary and critique from the group as it comes in.


See attached for week 25/silhouette portrait. I was visiting New York and was walking around the High Line for some amazing city views. I'm not used to a constant barrage of tall buildings attacking the sky, so the negative space of the sky in the cityscape really got my attention. The cloud reflections off this building was an added bonus.


This is technically a throw-back but it was a really good silhouette. More than the silhouette itself I liked the street art in the background. Cartoon humans in focus with actual humans lost in the shadows.


Helped a friend move today. Wrapped up with a round of drinks on the roof. It was a really hot day, and I think the glaring sun helps convey that. Probably would've been a prettier shot an hour later, but that wouldn't be true to the hard labor we'd been through.