Mississippi Silhouette

Man in Silhouette On our motorcycle ramblings the other day, around 3:00 in the afternoon we stopped in the park across from Pierre Marquette State Park outside Grafton, Illinois. In 1980, one of the first “ahh” photographs I took with my brand new Minolta XG7, was a silhouette shot from Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County. It was of a man and his dog on the bank of the lake with the sun setting in the background. Way back then, we had to wait a week or more to see the results of the pictures we took. I’d like to say that I had carefully planned that shot, but it was just a pleasant surprise. This photograph was intentional, and thanks to the advances in technology, I knew what it looked like in five seconds. Man, I love digital photography.

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