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Weekly Challenge #417 - "Silhouette"
Posted By: aaacb, 03-08-2018, 07:41 AM

I'm happy to announce this week's challenge, which is "Silhouette." Despite my last week's entry, I rarely get to shoot these. Let's interpret the subject a little broadly and say the silhouettes don't have to be entirely devoid of details, just generally backlight or dark.

Edit: found a previous challenge with the same topic from two years ago, for reference

This challenge will close at Midnight EDT on Thursday, March 15.

The fine print:
Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh (DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge

The following pics from my files are intended to illustrate the scope of the theme.

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Weekly Challenge #417 - "Silhouette"

One of the most serene places
I have been to. A church on a hill overlooking a sunset over Adriatic Sea.
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