I had several photos that I was choosing from but I kept coming back to this one, and I think the reason is… because, to my mind, there were several interesting elements.
I pulled this from the archives, so I was not going out that day to specifically shoot a silhouette. I went over to the harbor in Rockwall to randomly find something to shoot. It was getting late, the sun was gone and I was anticipating packing up and going home when I saw this fella and his gal walking down the path from the lighthouse, and I suppose the thing that really got my attention was his cowboy hat. It was at that moment that I thought I would like to get a silhouette. But I didn’t even know if it would work as the sky was quite dark as the sun was far below the horizon. I had seconds to make my move, and I will admit, I was hesitant, but then again the worst he could say was no!
So, I went up to the couple, introduced myself, said I love photography and would really like to get a silhouette of the two of them in front of the lighthouse, and to my surprise they agreed to do it. Not only that, but when I told them to look at each other, they struck this pose. I only got a couple shots as I did not want to hold them up and I really doubted that I had gotten the shot. I used my tripod but sometimes it is a lot of hit and miss to get a night shot. Unfortunately I did not get their e-mail or have a card to give them so I could e-mail the photo to them. If anyone knows who this cowboy is, I would love to share the photo with the lovely couple and properly thank them for the photo op. We definitely learn as we go.