Silhouettes allow us to fill in the blanks and play tricks with our senses.
Whether we’re creating gambolling bunnies around a campfire for the amusement of children, or describing the starkly etched silhouette of a great building against the sky, they are a romantic device beloved of us all. Here’s a little gallery of silhouettes against Sri Lankan skies (click the first image to activate the gallery slideshow).
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What wonderful interpretations of the subject… lovely…
Thanks mate 🙂
Stunning photos, Meredith – well captured 🙂
Oh you are going to miss Sri Lanka!
You can say that again Marianne!
On the other hand, it’s very beautiful on the Sunshine Coast and I have barely any photos of it because I was playing nurse pretty well full-time! I’m hoping that setting about photographing my new home will intensity the sense of adventure and discovery, somewhat diminishing my nostalgia for Sri Lanka!
Of course, I´m sure the Sunshine Coast is quite lovely. I´ve been as far up the coast from Sydney to just north of Brisbane, but them we flew to Proserpine to spend some time around the Whitsunday Islands. Who knows, one of these days I might just get to Noosa Heads, Caloundra and Buderim!
Looking forward to seeing the photos of your new home 🙂
And I’ll have the glasses chilling in the fridge waiting for you … 🙂
For once, even I have joined in with this one! Vivid sunsets really do enhance a lovely silhouette do the not? I’ve got some more to post up, so unlike you, I’m doing them one day at a time. I like the last one best, btw.
I don’t have enough discipline to post one at a time! Glad you like the trees silhouetted against the skyline of Another Unawatuna Sunset – it is the piece de resistance, I agree 🙂
I like the last one too!! 🙂
it seems to be the favourite, yes! It’s very filmic, I agree, but i prefer the boys who got off their bike to watch the sun go down … it tells a story.
love ’em all. Sunsets are a favourite with me too 🙂 But yours, from your exotic paradise? Beautiful 🙂
Exotic paradise doesn’t always have the most splendid sunsets, Keira – not like Perth, or central Australia, but I’ve noticed, from my balcony, I get some beautiful sections high above the horizon – which is often clouded out by humidity. Then too, during stormy times … Like you, any excuse to get out the camera at dusk, or dawn 🙂
I use the framing of trees and the restrictions of house roofs and telephone poles to enahnce what can be an otherwise bland sunset. This evening’s won’t be much – no cloud at all. Tomorrow though? So, yes, I use tricks to get my shots too 🙂
Couldn’t resist stopping by when I glimpsed this in my Reader. Fabulous, Meredith.
I’m so glad you liked them Jo – any excuse for Sri Lanka skies these days 🙂
These are amazing images!
Thank you my dear – all part of my homage to Sri Lanka 🙂
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A nice collection, playing with nature. What you said reminds me of the Indonesian tradition of shadow puppets.
Exactly! Wish I had some shots of those – alas in those old film days I’d never have attempted shooting live theatre!
Love the beauty of the sunset. Such an amazing silhouette.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thank you Francine 🙂
These are beautiful shots. Like the one of the leaves silhouetted against the sunset sky.
Me too! Thanks for that Colline 🙂
Love all of these. Great take on the theme. 🙂
Thanks for your support Ad 🙂
Must pop over and see what you’re up to in Florida. Sorry I wasn’t concentrating properly when I read about your going to England. More haste, less speed, sometimes, eh?
Don’t worry, I do the same thing, and get the wrong end of the stick. 🙂
Wonderful photos that will be wonderful memories.
Yes … you can see me stoking the memory banks, can’t you?
So glad you liked it 🙂
Great images. Sunsets are balm for the soul 🙂
They bring out the poetry in us, I think 🙂
Thank you for your comment, Bashar 🙂
Beautiful skies highlighted by the silhouettes, lovely shots.
Thanks – i appreciate your comments 🙂
What a nice mix of silhouettes, from romantic to peaceful to a bit spooky (darkness at midday). I love the range of tones.
Thought we needed to introduce a little darkness to all that glorious colour! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
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Thank you mauwn.
A fab collection like sweet dessert feeding my visual senses…thanks!
“Sweet dessert” is just right – it’s a pretty piece of fluffy stuff. Glad it hit the spot for a moment 🙂
Hey..what are u doing in my backyard…yeh I wish. So nice. I hope to be there soon. Cheers.
I can keep shooting for a while, then? 🙂
Cool pics. I love those purple and orange skies!
I’ve been collecting them for 20 years now – still can’t get enough of them! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Nice photos:) Great job! keep doing what you like
i’m blessed living here in Sri Lanka where everything is so photogenic 🙂
🙂 I have a neibourgh whose wife is from Sri Lanka! I am from Romania 🙂
I hope your neighbour’s wife sometimes cooks for you all? Food … one of the thousands of things I’m going to miss when I go back to Australia!
Nope, she doesn’t ;)) Hehe, it means it’s a good food:) good to know 🙂
Very tasty! You must see if you can get an invitation 🙂
🙂 thanks for the tip;)) the romanian food is also extraordinary!! you must taste it, for sure:) search for “sarmale” or “salata de boeuf”…:)
Will do 🙂
Wanna trade sunsets?
Not just now, elmer – I’ve only got another three months here in Paradise, so I’m shooting every one of them if I can! Afterwards you’re welcome to take my place – where are you?
Congratulations!!! You’re freshly pressed! 😀
I’m so glad you told me Kasturika! I forget to check my emails most of the time and I’d never have known – until this morning.
Awesome shots man!! And congrats on being Freshly Pressed! (we both got it on the same day! haha) Keep up the great work, you’ve got an awesome eye.
Yours was a very deserving nod, Steve – congratulations to you too!
… and happy trails in Mongolia, that’s going to be an adventure and a half 🙂
Your silhouettes are so romantic. A very long time ago I went through a “painting” silhouettes phase. If I had seen some of these I may have been inspired to continue to paint.
How clever of you Michelle! You did people’s silhouettes, the way they used to be done before computer graphics and photoshop? Never in a million years would i ever be able to do something like that = brava!
Some were people but more often they were sunsets and landscapes. Sometimes I put people into the sunsets and landscapes 😉
Speechless with admiration 🙂
Oh, my gosh! You got Freshly Pressed! I am so pleased for you. Congratulations! Is it bad that I am very proud of you?
It’s a lovely feeling, isn’t it, when one of the blogs you like and interact with frequently gets the nod, so NO it’s not bad of you at all, and I’m so touched you’re proud of me! Thank you!
Your eyes capture beautiful things and your words explain them wonderfully. I love to hear what a photographer was thinking when something was captured. Good stuff. I’m new to your blog and will look forward to your future posts! xo
Hardly a photographer, Julia; just a traveller with a camera and here in Paradise it’s hard to take a bad shot! Glad you enjoyed it nevertheless and I look forward to seeing you around 🙂
Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed….great post.
It’s a bit of a lottery, isn’t it, but since I’ve never won a lottery before I’m thrilled Debra 🙂
WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! Another one of the blogs I follow who got freshly pressed. I’m so happy for you. CONGRATS!
Bless you – I know how nice it is when blogs I follow have been freshly pressed, so thanks, for all your support 🙂
Congratulations on being FP. Your photo absolutely meet & exceed the challenge. I love the sunset.
It’s one of my favourite Unawatuna sunsets so far Allan – glad you liked it, and that the little post met the challenge. It seems a bit of a sham for something like this to get a nod, but hey, what the heck, it’s great to be Freshly Pressed – thanks 🙂
What a beautiful set of magical sunsets, sure to follow you wherever you go!
I just might need to store them Patti – I’m moving to the East coast of Australia, so there’ll be no more beachside sunsets unless I venture across the desert – but then they have the best sunsets there … 🙂
Really fantastic photos–wow!
I appreciate your comment MP 🙂
I love the one where it looks as if the sun is going to drop into the ocean.
… that the boys are watching, beside their bikes? That’s one of my favourites because it’s so Sri Lanka to me. Thanks for your comment, Margaret.
Very nice images – and Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂
Thanks! It was a bit of a shock TRS – but has been very interesting.
You deserve it! I love your posts. 😉
How kind of you! Thank you for all your support 🙂
Thank you for your support TRS 🙂
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Just saw you were Freshly Pressed for this beautiful post — Congrats, TWLG!! ~ Kat
Who’d have guessed it! Silly really, for a bit of fluff, but hey, I was pretty chuffed anyway. Thanks Kat 🙂
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First thing I saw this evening when looking at FP – wow! is all I can say!!
Hey, that’s great news! Thanks for dropping by and saying hello 🙂
Beautiful pictures! I love sunsets and look forward to see them. Enjoy one here on my nature blog, http://serenityinnature.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/a-serendipitous-moment-signing-off-for-the-day/ Thanks for sharing yours.
Thanks for dropping by and introducing yourself 🙂
Love these pics! Makes me wish I was on vacation. 🙂
Palm trees and beaches, perhaps, but there’re sunsets everywhere NQD! Hone in on them in a different way and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation even if you’re only on your way home from work 🙂
Great post and a very artistic way to define a silhouette. Well Done!
Thank you. I appreciate your comment 🙂
So beautiful . Really amazing . Lucky that I found this blog . Thankx a lot for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Congrats on Freshly Pressed! How awesome!
Sure Is Jennifer! Right out of the blue for a bit of a ‘throw away’ post while I assembled the main attraction for the weekend! Made me laugh 🙂
WOW! Wonderful imagines, thanks for sharing! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
Thank you for dropping by.
Wow…incredible!! loved ’em
Thanks Nisha 🙂
Congratulations on being FP! 🙂
Thank you QQ – I appreciate your dropping by and commenting 🙂
Wonderful photos! You bring back memories of the time I spent in Sri Lanka ten years ago! . . . Thank you for sharing!
I’m glad I did that Michelle because I’m sure they were happy memories 🙂
Lovely photos here.
Thanks for dropping by Padraig – appreciate your comment 🙂
By the way – I liked the verse sections of that Suzanne – but the repeated refrains of the chorus were too wishy washy for me!
🙂 I like the chorus, but it´s very Velvet Underground. I love them, but it maybe isn´t the most original part of the song. The album´s very good though.
Wonderful beautiful photos and a big Congrats on being FP 🙂
Thanks for your support NN! It was a very pleasant surprise. 🙂
Great photos! Just posted some sunset photos on my own blog, have a look if you catch a moment (https://shutteredafrica.wordpress.com)
Thanks Luke, I will.
Oh this makes me long for the tropics! It’s been far too long. Thank you for this snippet of memory and for taking me back.
My mission in life is to spread the joy … 🙂
Breathtaking scenery. Absolutely Beautiful!
It surely is! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
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Me too Imrahmatulula – tells so much about the people here: they may have nothing but they’ll take the time to sit and watch a sunset. Thanks for your comment 🙂
Beautiful pictures. I have always been a sucker for sunsets.
And silhouettes too, it seems! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Beautiful! Congrats on being freshly pressed!
Bless you Gracie, thanks 🙂
Very nicely done. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Glad you liked them 🙂
These images are breathtaking! 🙂
Thank you Smol – I appreciate your dropping by and commenting 🙂
Great collection! Love silhouettes and sunsets…hope the ones I took last night are half as good as what you put up here! Thanks for the reminder to get them out there!
I appreciate your dropping by, Anita. I’ll be sure to see your pix 🙂
Congratulations on the Freshly Pressed! Well deserved for a great and beautiful post!!
It’s kind of you to come over and comment, Shaanthz – many thanks 🙂
Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. Love your collections…palm fronds, silhouettes and sunsets.
I appreciate your coming over and commenting, Lynne, thanks 🙂
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Thanks for the reblog – I hope for your sake you get here – it’s Paradise 🙂
The photo of the Galle sunset is absolutely stunning! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. I think every one of your posts deserve to be 🙂
That makes me feel much better, Madhu!
I’m glad you chose the bicycles at Galle shot – it’s a real slice of life type of shot, not all technicolour sunset, which, lets face it, you can get anywhere 🙂
Thanks for spending all that time catching up! It’s good to have you back.
Freshly Pressed and WELL DESERVED! Congratulations!! Well done!
You’re a sweetie Tahira, thanks 🙂
Absolutely stunning range of pics! congrats on being FPed!
Thank you Deepa, I appreciate it 🙂
Fabulous shots! Congrats again on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂
Eliz – bless you 🙂
Gorgeous. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
thanks so much for coming over and commenting 🙂
Beautiful! Great shot..
Thank you Erica. Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Thank you for visiting and liking my Weekly Photo Challenge Foreign post.
You’re welcome Lamroc. By the way – I reckon they built the hole around the tree 🙂
Yes, I believe that is correct, but I was going to go back, hopefully this weekend and take a closer look.
This has been a treat for my eyes 🙂
You’re a treat 🙂