Travel Theme: Silhouette

This week’s Travel Theme from Ailsa at wheresmybackpack is Silhouette.

There’s something romantic about a silhouette – the recognizable outlined shape of something, or someone, familiar. A shadow with form. The play of dark against light is always so dramatic and striking.

In Edinburgh, the Walter Scott monument is one of several iconic landmarks with a wonderful silhouette.  This shot was taken near dusk on a cloudy evening.

In London, Big Ben and the Parliament building are parts of the skyline nobody should miss.  I took this shot in the early afternoon from the Westminster Bridge:

In Hawaii, my husband was struck by the artifacts made from the wood of the Koa (Acacia koa) trees – I was fascinated by the lacy structure of the branches and leaves of the mature trees:

And travelling a little closer to home, in my daughter’s kitchen I caught this silhouette of her cat, on a favorite perch:

Those are some of my favorites…  To see Ailsa’s challenge and other bloggers’ silhouettes, click here.

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32 Responses to Travel Theme: Silhouette

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  2. Madhu says:

    Great selection of silhouettes! The cat is the most striking I think 🙂


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  6. I love the spires in the sky.


  7. dunden says:

    They are amazing collection of Silhouette.
    Especially photograph of Koa Tree looks gorgeous!!!


  8. Jo Bryant says:

    Big ben…cool and i love the kitty. I used Charlie in my silhouette shot…he is too pretty a cat and I am always taking photos of him


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  10. Ruth Bailey says:

    This must have been a challenge, as we usually take pictures to capture the “face” of the subject. Nicely done.


  11. adinparadise says:

    Love that first pic, especially. Well done on the theme. I’m finding it quite difficult. 🙂


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  13. sharechair says:

    London’s Big Ben!! lovely!


  14. Lynne Ayers says:

    Nice silhouette of kitty. 🙂


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  16. Rosa says:

    I vote for the picture of the trees – took similar ones in the past


  17. The London Big Ben! 😀


  18. Marianne says:

    Lovely silhouette shots. Big Ben almost looks like a lit candle, with the sun around it!


  19. Shaanthz says:

    I love them all, especially the second one with the sun hidden. I have posted my cat’s silhouette too!


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