to participate in this contest.

A silhouette is a person, object, or scenery in solid color. It can be just that, or it can be part of a larger entity: a photo with standard colors and shapes.

Silhouettes can, when taken correctly, invoke an emotional response that we can't always explain rationally. They're popular in many forms of art, including illustrations, painting, photography, and theatre.

It's been a few years since we had a silhouettes photo contest (that was on Pxleyes!), so it's time to have another one to see the new skills you have acquired over the years.

Silhouettes are usually black, portrayed on a light background. However, that is not a requirement for this contest. You can use silhouettes and backgrounds of any color or shape. Your photo must contain 1 or more silhouettes.

To get some inspiration, have a look at this contest on Pxleyes from 4 years ago. It was won by user 'still26'.

Good luck!


sufi reflection

Preparation before the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony. The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is a Sufi ceremony that symbolizes stages on the path to accessing God and contains religious elements and themes with detailed rules and characteristics. The Mevlevi Sema Ceremonies that describe divine love in artistic terms with choreography and complex musical structure are performed at least twice a week throughout the summer, particularly in Konya. Konya (also known as the Mevlana’s City), one of the most valuable cities to be seen in Turkey.

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Vibeke avatarLevel 10

Could we please have an explanation on "Your photo must contain only 1 silhouette." Don't know where else to put the question.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Vibeke :

Hey Vibeke, I changed it to '1 or more silhouettes'

Vibeke avatarLevel 10
Vibeke replied to Staaan :

Thank you πŸ€—

Vibeke avatarLevel 10


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Olga.L avatarLevel 16

This is a wonderfully atmospheric image, full of mystery and exotica, peaceful and warm. It speaks to us and pulls us in beautifully......HOWEVER..... it is not a silhouette. A silhouette is defined as a view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. We can see a lot of detail in your post. This photo would do really well in an ATMOSPHERIC PHOTOGRAPHY....contest.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 16Heart award

So, the "Sandbox" is open?! Lovely post brings to us the joy of childhood, the beauty of the setting sun in exotic Thailand, and a perfect silhouette!

Author replied to Olga.L :

Thank You

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