Photographing a Silhouette

 

Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm Summicron f2 lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M Aspherical lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

Backlighting can add a heightened sense of drama to the scene. It produces arguably the most dramatic form of lighting that, when teamed with the right subject, will produce dynamic results. The image in question features a fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma). I made the image from one of the local canoe-like boats that are used to ferry tourists to various spots of interest on and around the lake. Fitted with a small outboard motor these boats provide the visitor with a quite exhilarating experience as they cut and bounce their way over the surface of this absolutely beautiful lake.

Glenn Guy