Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Silhouettes at Sunset

I recently shot some photos of my boys during a glorious sunset over Lake Michigan.

It's amazing to me what the backdrop of a sunset will do to a photo. It creates mystery and wonder and tells a unique story.

It creates silhouettes.

During the day, when you want to capture a clear, crisp photo - as the photographer - you typically want the sun at your back. But, shooting right into the sun during a sunset will create the most striking silhouettes of your subjects.

I love how these silhouettes of my boys tell a story that would otherwise be missed if I'd captured these photos at daytime. Seeing just their outlines against the dancing water and reflection of the sun captures their personalities in a unique and beautiful way and evokes deep, thoughtful, and magical emotions.

Here's what I see:

My dreamer. (Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid?)



My adventurous one.



Best friends. No matter what.



And, I have no idea what to say about this one except that it makes me want to weep. I feel so much emotion when I look at this photo.

The one I love sharing a moment with our baby. It gets me every time.

I just love how this photo, all of these photos, make me feel.


11 comments:

  1. I definitely see how they pull a mother/wife's emotional strings. I could look at them over and over, too.

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  2. i think these, in different sizes, would make a nice framed collage. beautiful!

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  3. Wow, yeah these would look so cool in your theater room! Perfect with the black silhouettes and your furniture! They are great Sarah!

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  4. Oh my goodness that night was so fun. I love these pictures, Sarah. They do capture the hearts of your family so well.

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  5. They are each beautiful. I agree - you need to frame them!

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  6. These pictures are gorgeous, Sarah! Grrr... I need a new camera...

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  7. They are all stunning, but I, too, can feel the emotion in that last one.

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  8. The Ralph Macchio reference was hilarious!! Love that movie.

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