Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This week, experiment with light and capture a silhouette.- The Daily Post

I believe there’s already been two other silhouette photo challenges I’ve done before so I’m not going to dive very far into my pictures.

Silhouettes are lovely things to capture.  It could be the reflection on the road.  I love taking the elongated version of myself with the sun shining behind me.  It could be the evening sun given a mysterious dark figure doing whatever they are doing.  I’d really like to catch a shot where its like a romantic moment silhouette in the sunset.  Now that might be the shot of my dreams.  Except I don’t like taking pictures of strangers.

Either way, my photos are nothing like that.

From some of this past year’s adventures 🙂

The most recent being the weekend getaway two weekends ago to Saguenay and my visit to an observation center at Saint David de Falardeau.  I’ll be posting up pictures of the trip once I find time to sit down and sort through everything 🙂

Centre d'observation Saint-David-de-Falardeau

Silhouettes of Emu at Centre d’observation Saint-David-de Falardeau

Not yet Halloween, but stores are starting to sell costumes.  It reminds me of the very dark event lit up with only Jack O’Lanterns of different sorts. You can see the silhouettes of the contours of the pumpkin with the dim light 🙂

pumpkin fest 13

Silhouettes of Lightly lit Jack O Lantern show at Pumpkin Fest ’13

Last I take you back to the Festival of Lights in Montreal in the Biodome at Nighttime.

The spotlight shining through the leaves brought not only a nice eerie atmosphere to the picture but also silhouettes for some leaves 🙂

Biodome at night for Lights Festival in Montreal

Silhouettes of leaves at Biodome at night for Lights Festival in Montreal

Here’s the silhouettes I thought of sharing. What do you think?

Halloween: Pumpkin Inferno at Upper Canada Village

A year ago, my visit to Pumpkin Inferno was what brought my views up to this crazy level that took me about another 6 months to break.  Word of mouth is a crazy and awesome thing, just my boyfriend’s coworker sharing it on their Facebook page and boom! My views were crazy.  If you’d like to see that post, check it out HERE!

This year, I went with not only my boyfriend but 6 other friends including fellow blogger Day’s. Earlier than last year, so that it wouldn’t be as cold.  This past weekend was the first weekend of its launch (if I’m not mistaken) and man, was it ever crowded at the beginning of the trail.

Compared to last year, they had similar pumpkin carvings but they did change the trail and modify how certain exhibits looked and then they added one new exhibit called The House of Horoscopes.

A quick look at the better pictures that I took for Pumpkin Inferno! 🙂

It was still very fun.  Plus, the crowd spread out once we got into the wider area where the actual trail spreads out to both sides.  Going earlier this year also gave us a warmer weather.  If you do go, dress warm.  I felt comfortable with jeans, tank top, t-shirt and sweater (layers do miracles) and then even added a scarf once the sun completely went down.

Its definitely a great experience! I still had lots of fun. The creativity behind this entire event is so awesome!

The House of Horoscopes was my favorite as if there wasn’t that many people, the best way was to lie down on the grass and admire the details, just like you would if you were looking up at the stars and searching constellations.  By the way, there are certain areas in the path where its darker and if you lift your head, you see a sky full of stars.  We took in a bit of that rare scene.  Living in the big city has that disadvantage.  We’re lucky if we even see a star in the sky, let alone a sky dotted with them just sparkling away!

If you are close to Upper Canada Village, its well worth it.  Our drive was about an hour and 40 minutes each way and it wasn’t long and tiring either.  Nothing really ever replaces fun times with friends 🙂