Waiting for our Trip on Flying Fox at Jodhpur, I spotted this trio sitting on the top of the Mehrangarh Fort. The Sun was exactly at their back and in no way could I illuminate their faces. So capturing in the Silhouette mode, I went for the monochrome.
Flying Fox @ Jodhpur is a memorable experience. Those who had tied the ropes and traveled on rope lines know the rush of adrenaline.
We were 11 members in the team of unknown people. I am uploading the group photograph. In case any one of them is a member on Trek Earth, kindly let me know.
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cjmm (4479) 2013-08-01 12:41
I like very much this one!
No only the silhouettes and the choice of B&W, but also the spatial distribution of the figures within the frame add some idea of staged scene (like in a theatre) that I find specially attractive.
All in all, I think this is a very aesthetical photo.
My only mixed feeling is the width of the frame; but that is just me :-)!!!
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-08-01 13:43
This is on the brink of professional photography.Very close to the Oscars in Photography.You are too good man and your photography even better.
Waylim (24346) 2013-08-01 22:56
Good way to utilize the backlight to work for you instead of against you. With the backlight you created a strong graphic with silhouette of the people. Black and white is also a good choice since there is probably not much color anyway. Cool effect.
nikkitta (10462) 2013-08-02 12:52
Great contrast capture plenty of graphism using only black and white color
bukitgolfb301 (33532) 2013-08-02 13:37
Hi NAMASTE dear Rajeev
Another impressive approach with B&W / light and shade contarst. Each elemt is so well balance each other in the best framework.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend! Takero
ourania (21482) 2013-08-06 13:32
a wonderful graphical image composed and processed in a marvellous way. I like very much how well defined and how mysterious these silhouettes are. Moreover, there's a fascinating deceptive symmetry and the interaction among the three figures creates a real puzzle. The light glowing behind them makes a superb effect that also emphasizes the contrast. You've managed its intensity and fading border excellently. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
SnapRJW (26134) 2013-08-10 7:40
Hello Rajeev - The stark simplicity of this silhouette and the composition works very well.An image pared down to the barest essentials allowing the viewer to fill in the gaps. Nice work. Warm regards Rosemary
jcpix (8362) 2013-09-10 18:42
I'm a sucker for silhouettes, so as you can imagine that as I was making my way back through your gallery, this jumped out! I first thought it was an actual art piece, something from a museum display...so it was with great pleasure to find out that it's completely spontaneous, live action.
What a fantastic trio, it actual does have a very "artsy" feel to it, one that would appear as posed...so once again, I compliment you on the candid nature of this image to envision and create that thought. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's an unexpected realization of the moment and subjects...and the true epitome of black & white :) Have a great day ahead. Take care.
smash2707 (3284) 2013-09-14 22:25
Hi, Rajeev. As I love contrasts, I like your shot very much. Great silhouettes. Perfect choice for B&W. Regards
willperrett (4853) 2013-09-15 4:26
This is a fine monochrome image, graphic and dramatic. And beautifully composed. Good work.