Photography is all about light, which makes this weeks PhotoFriday challenge rather challenging, “Black” being the absence of light. The best I’ve been able to do is this silhouette picture, taken in Oslo, Norway.

There’s a story about this image. I went to Norway shortly after buying my first SLR and, since I knew that I was going to be there for a while, decided to experiment with a few different kinds of film (this being Ilford XP2). I thought the contrast here worked well and was pretty pleased with the result.

I showed it to a colleague who asked whether I got the idea from the “Lonely Planet” guide. I hadn’t, but he was right. On the article about Vigland Park was an almost identical image.

Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Food.” I’m entry number 84.