Don't you love when something turns out just as you envisioned it? Would it matter to you if it were Plan C that turned out as planned? That's what happened to me, but I'm thrilled I had to move to Plan C.
I was on Plan C because my first two ideas involved window light. When I first tried a self-portrait silhouette mid-day, the light in the room was too bright and I couldn't get a good silhouette. My plan to try an evening window photo was thwarted by a dark rainstorm--so dark I couldn't get any decent back lighting. That left me with basement Plan C and my ever-willing six-year-old subject.
When trying different metering during the mid-day session that didn't produce the intended silhouette, I did get one other photo I liked. Call it a happy half-accident. I've included it here to show that just because you didn't get the intended outcome doesn't mean you didn't get a good outcome. That's what experimentation is all about.
I found the Silhouette challenge to be the trickiest yet. I wonder if you'll feel the same way. Be sure to share your results, and let me know if you also found it difficult.
Tomorrow's challenge is Sunset. I suspect my real challenge will be twofold--capturing the precise time of day with two kids underfoot and likely having no sunset to photograph due to rain. We'll see how it goes. If I have to contribute a previous sunset photo tomorrow and make it up in better weather, I will. Tips for sunset photos are here at Expert Photography.
See you all at sunset tomorrow!