Sunday, January 28, 2007

Silhouettes

I took this photo as dusk fell and the sky started to turn from grey to faintly peach. I usually try and avold catching people in my photos but in the following two images, i felt that the dark figures added to the mood.
The sky in this photo reminded me of clouds painted in murals and the people seemed to me to be calm and peaceful -maybe because the grey sky and clouds were warmed by the pale peach tones.
The peacefulness was actually an ilusion as the road by the sea is a busy one and i had to take the photo between changes in the traffic lights: the camera definitely lies or at least bends the truth.

The sun setting over the mediterranean sea -the streetlights were still unlit and the people on the Promenade des Anglais were mostly standing by the railings, watching the sunset. This gave the effect of a cut paper silhouette superimposed on the clouds and sea.

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5 comments:

natural attrill said...

I love the subtle colours in the first photo.
Penny.

isay said...

oh i love sunsets......

Caribbean Colors said...

Lovely!

Sue said...

Ooooo, watercolour skies! Gorgeous! And I remember the Prom des Anglaises, it's been almost 20 years since I was there. Sigh........

BTW, I've tagged you to write 6 weird things about yourself on your blog...hope you don't mind! See http://scribblycottage.blogspot.com/ for details.
Sue on the illustration group

james said...

The top one is especially moody and gothic looking. You also must have a very docile cat to be able to get those excellent closeup shots - I've tried photographing my cat but can never keep the creature still long enough.