karamanda13: Thanks very much Barb and Ian!It was a nice surprise.
This entry was in 1st place all thru voting. I think it's a strong entry, and quite pleasing :)
himotep: Any chance of more entries?
yes :) 15 more
Congratulations on the win here!!
After all your work, I was so glad to see this make a solid finish in the challenge. Very nice composition. Good job !!!
I've set up a "Flowers with backlighting" challenge which will announce Jan 27th and many of the entries that were DQ'd here are good candidates for that challenge.
For anyone else entering today - This is the rule for this challenge: A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
FranKois: Opacity and transparency2The challenge master will probably reject my picture again because it is requested to reduce flowers to simple signs, never mind.The picture I am proposing is a flower illuminated from the back only by a white wall. Encreasing the contrast most of the parts are reduced to signs, but because of petals transparency some light is coming through. I feel it is a piety to switch this light of, because flowers are not made of cartone or wood.Flowers are in fact mostly just signs when they die, living there are mostly light sources that is a joy to capture.My sensitivity probably does not suits to your proposed subject, sorry.Best regardsFC
i am going to do another challenge that accepts and wants that type of photography. It's very interesting. No argument there…. More interesting in fact. But it doesn't fit in this particular challenge.
babalu: Incredible. Why is it so difficult to understand what a silhouette is ??
I think I'll do a second challenge that addresses this - that is an interesting method and should be a separate challenge
I should have made it a "shades of silhouette' because in other languages it does mean shading, or backlit sunlight. I have DQ'd 60 images so I'm sure it's a language difference. This is an unusual amount of difference of opinion on what is a silhouette.
Cary Maures: I just posted an image with a black background. Is this acceptable for this challenge?
No, sorry. take a look at the other entries. The flower is in the silhouette. It should not have texture and detail. you may try again of you can come up with something else.
Josiane NGUYEN: Well, I did my best to post anew what most defines for me and I hope for you too a silhouette... Best regards!
I am sorry, but inner detail of the flower is what isn't proper for the definition stated. Nice entry as many have been but the flower itself needs to have no texture or detail.
I love the bokeh you produced with this one. It's a lovely entry and one of my favorites!
Glad to see this one finish at the top. It's like a jewel, in it's coloring. It picked such a perfect background for you! What a fun entry this was to see.
I love doing water shots and was quite happy to see this one in here. Well done!
Yes, I also think it would be less interesting if the window wasn't there. Congratulations on a strong runner up spot.
Nicely won, considering the wide open theme here. Lovely spot you found too capture such rick colors!
I have to say, this is an interesting shot and I just love it.
I'm using this as the challenge definition and apologize for the lack of clarity in the original rules. A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
Josiane NGUYEN: In french, a silhouette is the shadow for something.... But for this, you need sunshine, and the shape of the flower may not be very sharp, regarding the angle of the sun. So I submitted my image although I am aware it is not a sihouette in the strict sense, but "gives" a sensation of a silhouette (in my personal opinion). Up to you to DQ me! :)
Unfortunately, I'm keeping with the standard definition and losing quite a few very interesting artistic and well done photo's from the challenge.