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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

The wordpress weekly photo challenge is Silhouette.  When I hear that word I think of the little black paper cut- outs of children’s profiles mounted in a black oval frame.  They used to be popular and hanging in homes.  But yesterday I was photographing this display of bras created for October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The wind was brisk and it started to rain.  The bras hung on a metal tree sculpture at American Eagle campus on the South Side, Pittsburgh, were blowing like flags.  This photo is unretouched and is in color but looks black and white without any adjustments.

Last year there were thousands of bras strung across the adjacent Hot Metal Bridge which I posted.

A reminder to schedule a an overdue mammogram.

A time to think of all of those who battle this disease, family and friends we know and love.

And a snippet of video to show the wind and rain effect on the scene…

Bras in the Wind

25 responses

  1. Wonderful photo and video. Great reminder for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I need to schedule my appointment as well.


    October 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

  2. Such a striking image, Ruth, and a reminder of those who have battled, and are battling, this horrible disease.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:27 am

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  5. Lovely shot!

    October 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

  6. Fantastic shot, Ruth. It’s so great that these bra displays can create awareness for a very important cause.

    October 20, 2012 at 8:36 am

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  8. Sue Reinfeld

    That is too cool.

    October 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

  9. Vincie

    Wonderful photo for silhoutte!

    October 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

  10. That is wonderful!

    October 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

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  15. This really is an incredible photo.. filled with the reminders and the sadness of women we’ve lost through breast cancer.

    October 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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  17. Great photo, great message, and perfect for the theme!

    October 21, 2012 at 1:44 am

  18. Wonderful shot and a very important reminder. My niece is a survivor and so this is particularly poignant.

    October 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

  19. Gail Radley

    Poignant, the silhouette changes as one travels this journey

    October 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

  20. A bra tree, love it!

    October 22, 2012 at 7:50 am

  21. A flag of bras, waving in the wind….totally awesome and unique. Wonderful post!

    October 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

  22. it is a very dramatic image – a friend of mine has been through it with breast cancer and this is very poignant for me

    October 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  23. Great images and message! Thanks, Ruth! ;-)

    October 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  24. I knew you’d do something fabulous… Ruth! :-)

    October 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  25. A terrific capture of “silhouette” – and a wonderful reminder, too.

    October 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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