Contre-jour!

Tour to where you ask? French for against sunlight or daylight, Contre-jour is a technique where the camera points directly towards a lighting source, in this case the sun. I am yet to try it out in a closed setting.  Like taking photos in b/w, the focus is on the shapes and the clean, sharp lines and not so much on the details.
Silhouettes @ sunset

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness ~ Hugh Sidey

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