Weekend Photography Challenge #446 Back Lighting

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  • #415895

    Tersha
    Keymaster
  • #415898

    Michael
    Participant

    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

    Craig
    Participant

    • #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

      Craig
      Participant

      Intensity. Those eyes cut right through you.

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  Craig.
    • #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

      Craig
      Participant

      Interesting how such mundane things can be such expressive images.

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  Craig.
    • #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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  • #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 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 6 days 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!

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    • #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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