Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Earlier today, my family and I returned home following one of the best family vacations we have had in a long time. Tomorrow morning I get to go back to work and play catch up on the six business days I missed while playing in San Francisco, Disneyland, Cars Land, California Adventure, LegoLand, San Diego and St. George.

As expected, I carried my camera with me everywhere I went. Okay. I’ll be honest. I carried as many as three cameras with me – my Canon 60D, my GoPro HD Hero 2, and my iPhone. What made this vacation so different from all the others we’ve taken, is that when we got home, my kids and gorgeous wife were in 90% of the photos I shot. Usually I have a bazillion “artistic” shots on my SD cards, but not this time. And you know what? I was okay with this.

Wifi at the hotels was pretty hit and miss. I didn’t want to have to pay for it. This prevented me from sharing many of my hi-res photos during the trip, but allowed me to focus on having a great time with my family. With my iPhone, I was able to check my email and saw the Daily Post at WordPress.com’s weekly photo challenge topic – Silhouette. A trip to a San Franciscan beach gave me the perfect opportunity to meet this challenge, and I am very excited with the final outcome.


Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1/1000 | f/11 | ISO 200

I am strongly considering printing this as a 16×20 canvas printing and hanging it in my daughter’s bedroom. I think this simple photo highlights the innocence and freeness of childhood, with the beauty and splendor of the beach. My daughter loves the beach and collecting shells. This beach yielded a few dozen sand dollars – perfect and unbroken. I have another photo to share in a subsequent blog post, but for now, I share this for silhouette.

~signed, Carltonaut

8 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette”

    1. Thanks. I think my daughter will love to have it in her room, since I am starting to consider her a beach bum!

  1. Awesome shot! I love the way the light shines through her hair with a golden glow – definitely a photo to be proud of šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the photo. I think one of my favorite parts of the shot is that you can’t really tell, without really studying the photo, whether she’s running toward you or away from you.

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