Contre-jour, French for against daylight, is a photographic technique where your camera is pointing directly toward a source of light. As everyone will have told you from when you were a young age though neither you nor your camera should look directly at the sun! So I’ve gone out at my favourite time of the day, dawn. In those few moments between nautical and civil twilight, whilst you await the sun to appear above the horizon, what little light there is creates fabulous silhouettes enabling us to capture the shape rather than the details.
The first shot is my favourite but I had to also include the one above because of the Egret!