I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
~ John Peel
I would like to say that the above shot was deliberately underexposed for a dramatic portrait of a boy and his triumphant catch. But like most silhouette photographs, what happened as an accident shooting into the setting sun, resulted in a classic shot. With just an outline, you can feel the pull of the line, the struggle of the fish, and the impending fist pump in the air from one happy boy.
I loved Nicola's description of her capture on the beaches of Turks and Caicos. "Two happy children + beautiful sunset light + total failure to check the settings on my camera = really lucky shot!" I completely agree. I doubt that the shot would have had as much drama if captured the way she intended. Even without the surface details, I can feel the magical moment shared.
Thank you for sharing all your lovely images with us. I will see you again in nine days when I start musing on Textures.
Until then, stay sweet.
tammy lee of bliss and folly
Not Your Typical Holiday Photo! by Design by Nicola