This is what my china ball looks like approximately. Though I think mine is bigger than this one.
But...the 500 watt lightbulb I had went kaput. And I didn't know that until this afternoon when I tried using it. Drat! So now I had to resort to using natural lighting and I was pretty sure the sun wasn't going to be visible all evening (lots of clouds and possible thunder storms), so there wasn't a chance for me to do a really pretty lens flare-y silhouette during a sunset.
That's when I decided to use the window in my bedroom. Not as fun as a china ball, but I think it worked out just as well.
ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500
(crushed the blacks and bumped up the white/medium light)
Here's Ryan facing the camera, modeling while I got all the settings figured out. Hehe!
I'm pleased with how today's photos turned out, though I wish I could've used my china ball. Sigh...one day. And if any of you want to do your own silhouettes, all you need is a lot of light behind you and tell your camera to focus on the light instead of trying to get your face. And that's it! Oh, and turn off your auto-flash. I put my camera in black and white so that it would look even more contrasted with the light and dark, but you can do silhouettes with color just as well.
And that's it for today! Thanks for reading!
P.S. Still no word on the ultrasound. And there is a week until school, so...yep. Not too happy. But what can I do? March down there and DEMAND results? Cut out my own gallbladder? Neither of those sound really nice, so I'll just deal with it.