Dear Silhouette, I’m breaking up with you…

Dear Silhouette,

It’s not easy for me to write this letter. When I first got to know you, you inspired me! You had a clear profile, you were easy to see from far away and it was easy to capture your essence!

For the past couple of years, we have come to know each other very well. We have played around, had fun times and you showed me things I never paid any attention to before. This new way of looking surprised me and kept our relationship clean and simple.

But…. For some time now things have been a little tense between us. At first I tried to put it aside, thought it was just a phase. I have been suspecting for a long time, that you were hiding something in those shadows of yours and I have had the urge to expose you Silhouette. And my suspicions have turned out to be true! There are so many nuances and details hidden in your dark shadows and I am now drawn to it. It’s really difficult for me to change my views but I have to it or I will never experience that spectrum in the middle.

It’s not you, it’s me

What I am trying to say is: It’s not you, it’s me. I would like to think I have developed and changed for the better since we first met. But you never changed! You always look the same way: black – not black. Black – not black. Personally I have grown a little tired of that simple way you make things look. Now it seems I have changed to much and see things to differently now. I am noticing the fine details, the subtle changes in shadows and highlights. The soft transition from light to darkness. You are of course allowed to hide things in the shadows – I respect that. But I want something else now. Use more time, keep the shutter open and the light in. I know you will not be the same if you try to do that Silhouette.

I hope we can still be friends Silhouette

I know you have felt things were a little bit awkward between us lately, but try not to look at this in just black and white. I believe it is best to end this thinking about the good times we had, and all the great moments we captured! I feel the need for new inspiration, and it’s time to move. This does not mean that I do not want to see you again. As a matter of fact, I will probably see you everywhere I go, and I will have to resist the urge of exposing you to much if I want to able to keep you.

I am moving on Silhouette, I am sorry. I hope we can still be friends but I feel I have no other choice if I want to capture all the shades and colors of the world.

Your friend,

Erik

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