Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Silhouettes

I'm so excited to have my pick as the theme of the week! I chose silhouettes because I just love the way they look - it is that simple :)


This is from my archives but I just had to include it. This is the group my husband and I herded around the zoo for our son's field trip last year. They are looking out into the African savannah.

More recently I caught a silhouette of a ship in the fog. If you enlarge the picture you can see a surfer heading out to catch a wave!

Another foggy silhouette of a seagull preening on a pole off of the seawall.

Pelicans are my favorite birds....here is one flying by the channel marker at Half Moon Bay:

While the ocean is now closed to salmon fishing, they are running through the marina and these guys landed a nice slab that looked to be 12-14 lbs. I hope to get some dock fishing in myself.

This tree is off the side of the highway between Grayland and Tokeland, just a few miles south of Westport. We zip by it all the time on our way here and there and I have always wanted to stop for a photo. I was thrilled to be able to take a silhouette shot. I love this tree!

What a beautiful night this was and I was so lucky to get our viewing tower silhouette against the sunset.

And finally, this was one of my favorite shots from my archives of a December storm in 2008. Christmas day brought high winds, high tide, and quite a swell so the dock area flooded. Christmas festivities were postponed because my husband works for the city and was out sandbagging and driving heavy equipment to clean up the roads. It gave me a chance to go get some fun shots like this one of some (not so bright) people walking on the beach trail as the waves came up over the rocks.

I hope you've enjoyed my silhouettes. Click on the camera to see other participants' take on this theme. Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Rebecca said...

Great shots all of them! I love the one from the zoo trip too. Glad you included it.

Bagman and Butler said...

The fishing poles silhouette is my favorite. They are great.

Doreen said...

these are just fantastic Carrie! the first one is my fav. I want to get into the picture and see what the kids see!! have a great weekend!!

Simply Heather said...

I really like the first and the last shots...and the seagull too :) Thank you for choosing this theme, I've enjoyed it.

OCTOBER101 said...

I love the first photo very much! It's a great memory of your son's field trip. I like the combination of dark silhouette and the colored green in the background. Perfect! All silhouette photos are great. Thanks for the photo theme assignment as well.

Barry said...

Great choice for a theme!

And some wonderful atmospheric photos of your town. I especially liked the one of the two fishermen on the pier.

Sarah said...

Oh these are stunning! I so love the shots of the beach!! Wonderful subject - challenged me a bit but fun!!! Sarah

~JarieLyn~ said...

I have enjoyed your silhouettes very much. I really like the two men on the dock. It's very cool. The viewing tower looks amazing against the blue colors of the sky and even though I really like it a lot and think it is gorgeous, there is something about the last photo that really catches my eye. It is so romantic. I think of two lovers newly in love enjoying each other without a care in the world.

Kerry said...

Carrie, these are just beautiful, so indicative of where you live. I love the moody gray ones, all of them! And the kids at the zoo. Good assignment.

Chef E said...

I loved this theme, but had a hard time in my own neighborhood...shots I took last year in PNW along the rivers and ocean like yours were great, but would have been cheating on my part... Thanks!

J9 said...

Carrie - great theme this week, and I see why you picked it! I love all of these, but especially the kids at the zoo!

Pauline said...

Great silhouettes, Carrie. Love the fisherpeople and especially the couple walking in the storm, you captured something there!

Denise said...

great theme Carrie. I love all your shots - they are fabulous!

Ellisa said...

Thanks for a great theme choice! I especially love your last two shots.

Gordon said...

I think you are just showing off. I wish I was good enough to show off.

Carrie said...

Oh, Gordon, you are too funny! I actually laughed out loud over that.

NanU said...

wonderful pictures, Carrie. I can see why you suggested this theme!

Patience-please said...

Breath taking!

GingerV said...

I did enjoy your posts, I like the tree, I am partial to trees in all manner. have a great weekend.

Kathy in CA said...

Love the shot of the tower against the sunset--awesome! Well done!

SOL said...

Your shots are great! My favorites are the boat and all the students standing next to each other. Thanks for such a challenging and thought-provoking assignment!

A Scattering said...

LOVED your idea and your post. My faves are the fishing pole one and the last one.

Jen said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. Wow. I LOVE the ship one.

Great theme!!

Ann said...

I like the row of children, in this way, you don't need to worry that they can be identified. I like the tree too.

Hope the threat of Tsunami is gone. Today, after our holidays, I spoke with my samoan and Tongan children. They all have stories to tell.

shabby girl said...

Carrie! I love, love, love the ocean shots!!! And then you mentioned Half Moon Bay! Oh! The stories I could tell you from there growing up!
Believe it or not...I miss the fog; the coolness, the wetness, the mysteriousness of it!
Thank you so much for posting these!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful photos. The kid shot is unusual, the tree looks like a survivor and the view tower is fabulously beautiful!

Kim said...

The last shot has such a desolate feel to it...nice work!

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gigi said...

Silhouettes were such a great theme! Thank you.
I love yours and my favorite really is the first one. I love the zoo and I love hanging out with kids. They are so much fun.