Below are my entries to this week’s photo challenge with the theme: silhouette. We are told that the proper definition of a silhouette is “the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass. In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them.”
These are taken from my son’s picture files when they climbed Mt Apo (the highest peak in the Philippines at 9,696 ft. above sea level) in October 2010.
“It portrays a gorgeous display of youth and exuberance”
(Atop Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, these three guys appear like scarecrows with the bursting rays of sunrise behind them).
“It evokes a sense of formidable power, wisdom and endurance”
(This is the century-old almacega tree – a rare specie of hardwood that thrives on top of Mt. Apo. It is indeed an imposing figure against the clouds above. Mt. Apo has been declared by the Philippine government as a national protected area).
“It exudes an unsettling mystique that is majestic Mt. Apo”
(This picture was taken from the peak of Mt. Apo. The mountain peak at the background has been referred to as ‘the other mountain’ or Mt. Apo’s twin peak).