Basking in the glow

Christopher RobinArts 865

Exposing a photograph for the brighter background will create silhouettes on underexposed foreground subjects. Here, as the day ends, a young boy is chasing things unknown in the tall grasses on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Silhouettes can simplify an image to just a shape and color or light. Often your eyes will linger in the photo while your mind fills in the details.

Relatively easy to do with a camera, silhouettes can also be taken with your phone by adjusting the exposure manually. Experiment with this type of photography and a new world of creative opportunities opens up.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.


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