I’ve envisioned the above pic for some time now. It didn’t turn out exactly how I had in mind, but it’s pretty close, especially considering that this was a self portrait taken with the tripod and remote. I had no clue what the photos were looking like until we were done. I tried to check a couple of times but each time I would walk away the kids would run off or start rolling down the little hill…madness! I love the positioning of the starburst on the pics…”heart singing!” So thankful to capture some beautiful moments with my children! Not only do I love capturing beauty in the everyday moments, but I love creating it as well. I’m always amazed how happy my creative soul is after taking the 25 minutes to go out and intentionally take some photos. The more I do it, the more I realize that I need to embrace life and make it happen more often.
For you photo loving peeps: Silhouettes are best taken on a hill so that you can point the camera upwards toward the open sky. These were actually taken at the back of a high school field along the track (there was just a small slope where I positioned the camera). Close down your aperture (most of these pics were taken at about f/22). A closed down aperture (high number) also creates the starburst effect when the sun is shining in the direction of your lens. I took these photos between 6:30-6:45pm. Sarah (my oldest) totally loved this experience and can now tell you what a silhouette is.