Weekend Photography Challenge #446 Back Lighting

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    • #415895
      Tersha
      Keymaster
    • #415898
      Anonymous

      I don’t remember if I used this one before, but I still like it. This was taken with an iPhone and then a fair amount of PP to give it the golden glow effect. But something about it makes me emotional. Michael

      • #415994
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I remember this shot Michael. You captured a very tender moment in time. Thumbs up.

      • #416006
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I remember it too. Golden πŸ™‚

      • #416042
        davidc
        Participant

        A true golden hour. πŸ™‚

    • #415905
      Anonymous

      • #416007
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Nice sharp definition Craig. I can almost feel those points.

      • #416043
        davidc
        Participant

        Looks like spiky aliens popping p their heads. Nice one Craig

    • #415906
      Click
      Participant

      Thistle

      • #415956
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Backlight is perfect for showing the texture of this thistle!

      • #415995
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I posted a shot of teasel a while back. I like this one better. Nicely done.

      • #416008
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Beautiful pic Click. Terrific backlighting.

      • #416044
        davidc
        Participant

        Like the way the black background makes the thistle pop. Great shot.

      • #416135
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Awesome photo!

         

      • #416256
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Very nice Click!

    • #415907
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Elephant sunset dust bath, Kruger National Park.

      • #415920
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Very effective image Charmaine. It gives the animals a mystic majestic look.

      • #415925
        P71
        Participant

        Gorgeous work as ever Charmaine .

      • #415940
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Magical! Great capture.

      • #415996
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        What a beautiful image.Β  The light is fantastic. It’s always a joy looking at your work.

      • #416009
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Awesome pic Charmaine. A feast for the senses.

      • #416020
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Charmaine, Good shot, works great.

      • #416045
        davidc
        Participant

        Superb catch Charmaine.

      • #416136
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Very cool.

      • #416804
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of August 12 ForumΒ  β¬… Click Here

    • #415917

      Hugo – the closest I have

      P3310054

       

      • #415918
        P71
        Participant

        Loving this David

      • #415930
        Anonymous

        Intensity. Those eyes cut right through you.

      • #415941
        LeanneC
        Participant

        What a look! Love those ears.

      • #415997
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Great shot. I’d love to know what Hugo is thinking right now.

      • #416010
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Great pic David. The blinds are closed so I’m guessing the light is above?

      • #416046
        davidc
        Participant

        He is plotting something David. Great shot.

      • #416197
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Excellent David!

      • #416319
        Preston
        Participant

        Those ears are fantastic!

    • #415919
      P71
      Participant

      • #415921
        Bobbie
        Participant

        The art of the everyday. I like it P71!

        • #415924
          P71
          Participant

          Thanking you Bobbie πŸ˜‰

      • #415929
        Anonymous

        Interesting how such mundane things can be such expressive images.

      • #415998
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I like it. One of those images I can look at for a long time and simply enjoy it. No need to dissect it.

      • #416011
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Yep, what everyone said. One of those pics…simple, yet tells a story of well worn paths. A couple of old soles πŸ™‚

      • #416048
        davidc
        Participant

        Makes my feet ache. I see my boots hung like this after a long hike and my feet ache. πŸ™‚

        • #416065
          P71
          Participant

          Much thanks everyone ;).

    • #415922
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Backlit springbok fighting. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.Β 

      • #415942
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Your animal photos are outstanding, Charmaine. Great use of the light!

      • #416012
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I agree, outstanding. As if the light isn’t incredible enough, the subject is equally amazing.

      • #416049
        davidc
        Participant

        Lovely photo.

      • #416296
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Charmaine, i agree with LeanneC plus the one further down in the early morning has awesome lighting!

    • #415926
      Andre P.
      Participant

    • #415927
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Backlit landscape

      • #416050
        davidc
        Participant

        Let there be light. Looks like the heavens are breaking apart. Nice one Andre.

    • #415928
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Solar Power (title by Craig)

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      • #415935
        Anonymous

        Is this Solar Power πŸ˜‰

    • #415936
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Backlit Giant Knapweed and hoverfly …

      backlit Giant Knapweed and hoverfly

      • #416051
        davidc
        Participant

        Punk rock and flower power. Super shots Tersha. πŸ™‚

    • #415937
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      backlit gerbera…

      backlit gerbera

      • #415943
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Beautiful! I am always a big fan of backlit flowers. It really brings out the delicacy in the petals and the texture of the plant.

      • #415949
        P71
        Participant

        Gorgeous photo Tersha

      • #416026
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Nice, soft and great composition.

      • #416047
        Bobbie
        Participant

        This is just gorgeous Diane! The overlapping translucent petals make me want to reach out and touch them while expecting to feel something very soft.

    • #415944
      LeanneC
      Participant

      This crab spider was shy and kept scooting around to the other side of the leaf when I tried to photograph it. So I decided to just go with it as the back-light created a great shadow effect, through the leaf.

      Shy

      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by LeanneC.
      • #415999
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        For me, being able to see a sliver of the spider’s legs, makes a nicer image than just seeing the shadow only.

      • #416052
        davidc
        Participant

        Scary spider shadows. Cool catch Leanne.

      • #416129
        Holly K
        Participant

        Halloween will be here before you know it!

      • #416525
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Sweet shot Leanne!

    • #416013
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      One from last summer.

      • #416053
        davidc
        Participant

        The sea makes this one for me Graham. πŸ™‚

      • #416068
        Petr Nowak
        Participant

        Great colors and composition. Definitely needs big view.

         

        I wonder if the top part of sky was posprocessed ?

        • This reply was modified 4 months ago by Petr Nowak.
    • #416022
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Click for Flickr.
      Light at the End of the Tunnel

    • #416023
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome (Where else)
      Click for Flickr:
      Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II Silhouet

    • #416024
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Florence, Girl on Phone. Click for Flickr.
      Florence, Girl on phone.

      • #416138
        Frank Kinnock
        Participant

        Well spotted – a very evocative image.

        • #416145
          P71
          Participant

          Agreed Frank , what a shot excellent job.

        • #416258
          Erik Fransman
          Participant

          Thank you Frank and P71.

    • #416025
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      The street (canal) where I live. Click for Flickr:
      Transvaalkade Amsterdam

      • #416055
        davidc
        Participant

        Never thought about the canals freezing. Cool Photo Erik.

    • #416041
      davidc
      Participant

      My cat Oakie

      Oakie

      • #416139
        Frank Kinnock
        Participant

        I’m a sucker for cat portraits – and this one has great use of narrow depth of field to give a smooth background, nice backlight and a sleepy, relaxed model.

        • #416347
          davidc
          Participant

          Many thanks Frank.

    • #416070
      Petr Nowak
      Participant

      Backlight and its reflection…

    • #416075
      Tom M
      Participant

      Just a Flower…

      • #416146
        P71
        Participant

        Lovely photo Tom

         

      • #416249
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        A daffodil is always worth a second look Tom!

      • #416324
        Preston
        Participant

        Simplistic beauty Tom!

    • #416112
      Preston
      Participant

      Tattered Wing

      • #416211
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I always like seeing shots of Monarchs. Western Monarch numbers dropped 86% last year. What a shame.

        • #416228
          Preston
          Participant

          That’s unfortunate!Β  Our Eastern population is apparently up 144% this year, but I was thinking of planting some rows of of milkweed just to help them out a bit more.Β  Talk about an amazing creature though.Β  I read it takes 4 generations to complete their migration.

          • #416238
            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            That’s great news Preston. They are amazing. That 4th generation, some starting as far north as Canada, somehow find their way to forests in Mexico to spend the winter.

            This spring we planted some milkweed. Both showy and narrowleaf. I’ve never seen a Monarch in our area but maybe some day. πŸ™‚ And other types of butterflies and pollinators like milkweed too.

            • #416322
              Preston
              Participant

              Canada to Mexico for an insect, and I can’t remember why I walked in the kitchen half the time.Β  It’s astonishing.

              I hope you eventually get to see an abundance of them around you!

      • #416248
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        I love how the butterfly wing is translucent, lovely shot Preston.

        • #416323
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Diane!Β  They’re surprisingly fast and skittish, so I was lucky to sneak under this guy.Β  I say the sun was in its eyes.

    • #416120
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Mystery Creek

      • #416246
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Strange how b/w gives it a spooky effect Graham! I bet it’s lovely in daylight.

        • #416289
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Thanks, I was going for that effect diane. The original;

      • #416361
        P71
        Participant

        Both sweet work Graham , nice job.

    • #416130
      Holly K
      Participant

      The Secret Gate

    • #416140
      Frank Kinnock
      Participant

      A restaurant barge paused to allow us time to admire the setting sun. Thailand. Fuji 18-135 ‘travel zoom’.

      Restaurant Barge

      • #416245
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very peaceful scene Frank.

    • #416143
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Energetic springbok in the early morning.

      • #416147
        P71
        Participant

        Powerful , fantastic action Charmaine.

      • #416189
        Frank Kinnock
        Participant

        My favorite of the wildlife images – shows speed and agility, plus has wonderful colors.

      • #416431
        Tom M
        Participant

        Really really nice Charmaine…

         

    • #416190
      Frank Kinnock
      Participant

      Some crude back-light using an LED ring-light …..

       

    • #416198
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      “Rhythm and Blues”

    • #416212
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Cosmos.

      • #416243
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Beautiful Dave!

      • #416259
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Very nice Dave; I love the highlighted colors in the petals.

        • #416278
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Bruce. Cosmos is one of my wife’s favorites. She grows them every year so I have plenty of opportunities for photos.

      • #416294
        Dorothy
        Participant

        lovely, lovely, lovely. i am not familiar with these, they are beautiful.Β  do they have a scent?

        • #416336
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Not the ones we grow. But the butterflies like them.Β  I think there are quite a few different varieties of Cosmos so maybe some do have a scent.

    • #416242
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      stinging nettle…

      backlit stinging nettle

      • #416270
        Frank Kinnock
        Participant

        Nice green tones and bright, backlit highlights.

      • #416321
        Preston
        Participant

        I like how the lighting makes them look soft…

        • #416524
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks Preston!

    • #416254
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      The Sun Sets on the Old Farm

      • #416257
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Very nice, Robert. I like it!

      • #416276
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Spooky looking. Great job.

      • #416293
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Robert! Really like this, agree with Dave – Spooky! πŸ™‚

      • #416299
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Spooky indeed, in Tim Burton style!

      • #416438
        LeanneC
        Participant

        What Jasenka said! I like it.

      • #416453
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Thanks Everyone,Β  this place now has a 15 ft fence around it and the abandoned farm is used by law enforcement for various urban response drills. They nick named it the “Riot Ranch House”

      • #416522
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        I like this a lot Robert.

    • #416292
      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi all:Β  i took this photo specifically looking to use back lighting. i had purchased the lovely dark red translucent vase for the Christmas season 2005 (i know, definitely a while ago but it has been a photo i really like so it immediately came to mind for this challenge) even got dark red glass tiddly winks to put in the bottom for weight – we have cats and didn’t want them knocking the vase over – and to hold the gold beaded reeds.red translucent vase

      • #416311
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        This is very interesting. Good eye Dorothy!

      • #416334
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful color scheme Dorothy.

      • #416342
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Really like the colours and composition Dorothy!

      • #416366
        P71
        Participant

        Nice job Dorothy , i like the colours as well.

    • #416330
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      • #416343
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Is that ice around the leaves Robert?

        • #416381
          Robert Apple
          Moderator

          Yes Diane, one from the archives a few winters back.

      • #416437
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Love the way the ice-rimmed leaf looks!

    • #416350

      DSC01980 copy

       

      • #416481
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        That’s a great wedding shot and backlighting looks amazing, I know it’s not easy to get it right πŸ™‚

      • #416487
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Agree with Jasenka. Good shot, well-executed.

      • #416543
        Dorothy
        Participant

        “Because of You, I Walk the Line”Β  lovely

    • #416436
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I decided to revisit a photo I took in the spring. Our family went to the Comic Con in Victoria and my daughter had dressed up as Hermione for the event. Later, we popped down to the harbour to get some food. She was enjoying watching all of the activity and I quickly captured this shot. I wasn’t super thrilled with it at the time but after a bit of editing I think it works.

      I call it Hermione at the Harbour πŸ™‚

      Hermione at the Harbour

      • #416544
        Dorothy
        Participant

        LeanneC: this is a “Swell” picture πŸ™‚Β  –Β  actually I love the lighting and the rippling water and “Hermione”, she is adorable and the candid look on her face is great.Β  any editing, well done.Β  i think really good editing is not seen, just appreciated and that is how i feel about this.

        • #416598
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks Dorothy! And good word play πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kind comment. I am pretty light-handed with editing, typically, so I always get nervous when I have to do a little more out of my comfort zone. I am happy to hear that it doesn’t show.

    • #416562
      P71
      Participant

      I feel for the judges this week , they i imagine will have a tough task with so so many nice photos , excellent stuff ;).

    • #416685
      chris pook
      Participant

      Not quite, but close. Β And I liked it and wanted to share. Β Morning sun in our holiday let in Cyprus;

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