Picture Perfect Namibia: Embracing the Silhouette
In photography, professionals will always tell you to “look for the light,” but sometimes it’s more fun to focus on the dark, to embrace the beauty of a silhouette.
A good silhouette adds drama, mood and depth to an image. It serves up a fresh narrative and gives another reason for a viewer’s eye to linger. There are many types of silhouettes and there are no hard and fast rules in how they should look. It’s whatever fulfills your creative vision or helps you to tell your story.
Here are a few of my favorite silhouettes I took in Namibia while exploring the world around three different Wilderness Safari Camps (Desert Rhino, Hoanib Skeleton Coast and Serra Cafema) where I was an invited guest.
Palm trees and a hint of the Kunene River with Angola on the left and Namibia on the right ~Serra Cafema Camp
Sometimes even a baboon needs a little break from the hot sun ~ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
An ana tree sunset ~ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
A graphic mountain sunrise ~ Serra Cafema
A large male springbok looks back at our vehicle moments before disappearing over the crest of a hill ~ Desert Rhino Camp
The haze from a recent sandstorm gives this silhouette a moody feel ~Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
A giraffe enjoys a picnic under a tree ~ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
A sherbet sunset ~ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Morning mist dangles in the air ~ Desert Rhino Camp
The view to Angola from my private deck ~ Serra Cafema Camp
A tiny bird rests on some rocks ~ Serra Cafema Camp
Two Himba toddlers bursting with energy play near a hut in their village. ~ Serra Cafema Camp
More silhouettes from around the world! More stories and pics from my Namibian Adventure!