Challenge #275 - Backlight - Winners
Many thanks to all for sharing the backlit universe.
As always, the written comments that follow and the picked images represent only my personal preferences. Feel free to point us to your personal favorite or write your own comment.
- Boutty – G1 – Vista radiante
A dramatic picture with the horizon almost placed usig the clasical rule of thirds. Whit just a few elements in it, the lights and shadows (and silhouettes) are the real subject. I like the idea. The big hexagonal lens flare at right is too big and yellowish to my taste. I'm not sure, but I think that in the early B&W version it was less conspicuous. The picture is still a beatiful opening for the challenge.
- Erik1974 – G11 – Radiant rose
An interesting combination of almost 'normal' frontal or difussed light in the center that gradually moves to the translucent back light of the outer petals. Sharp and with very good depth of field. Nice work.
- IVOlution – G11 – Cold summer
A typical and intersting use of back light: The sun light in the hair, the muffler and the shoulder draws the contour bringing separation of the model from the background. The long ray of light and the vertical wall behind her create the ilusion that the lady's face is in the right part of the image rather than centered. A good composition. Did you use a fill flash or a reflector in the face?
- Car – G7 – Morning sun on the Temple of Apollo
Certainly, the columns of the Temple of Apollo are the best subject for receiving the sun light. Good perspective in this shot, nevertheless, I think that either a tighter crop of the top or uncluding the base of the columns may help with the composition.
- corythosaurus – G10 – World's Wide Wonder
An interesting use of the large dark wall to frame the composition. I like how the light details on the little boy gradually blend with the dark area below.
- afkenner – G10 – Iris Aglow
I love the delicate balance between the back light, the translucent petals and the parts of the flower reciving direct light. The selfcasted shadows are great. Interesting perspective and composition. Nice work.
- marie – Pro1 – Bird of Paradise in the garden today (Infrared)
Those empty eyes looking toward the observer are intriging. The white leaves, that I presume are part of the infrared shot or process enhance the effect of backlight. Beautiful shot.
- Jannie – G11 – Unlit
Unlit and full of light. I like the warm colors, the textures, the light filtering through the glass into the shadow's area. Lovely picture. Welcome back to the challenges, Jannie!
- Kevan_G9 – G9 – over exposed
The dual lens reflex brings back memories of my youth. It is interesting to see how the light reaches the upper lens through the frosted glass viewfinder. There is a hidden frosted glas there, right?. For my taste, it would be nice to have some separation of the camera from the backgroud. You always find clever ideas for your pictures.
- objetda – G11 – trapped
No doubt, the picture fits the theme, is interesting and has good illumination, but I have more questions than comments: What is it? I thought it was a close up. Why the wide converter? Nice and intriging shot.
- Michael Wells – G9 – Great Balls of Fire!
Beautiful colors. Is it a dandelion? I see the light coming from the center of the sphere rather than from behind it. Care you to share the how to? I would like to see the external circle as sharp as the tiny hairs in the center/foreground. I can understad the dificult condition for grater Depht of Field. Congratulations.
- CarloY – G9 – Arts Palace Late Afternoon
An interesting concept or just the instinctive good eye of the photographer shows at the same time the direct glare of the sun, the light though the arc opening, the light through the clear roof and the rims of light on the people beneath the arc. Enough elements to say 'backlit'. Nice picture.
- 1st - Erik1974 – G11 – Radiant rose
For the smooth illumination, good Depth Of Fiel in macro and its overall good quality.
- 2nd - afkenner – G10 – Iris Aglow
For the good exposure of direct back light and good composition.
- 3rd - IVOlution – G11 – Cold summer
For the good use of extreme backlight in the picture.
Erik1974 you are on duty now with the always difficult but rewarding job of finding a theme and choosing the winners of challenge #276.
Congratulations and good luck!
Description of the theme:
Some time ago was low-key; recent challenges asked for Sepia and High-key. Let's continue with pictures where some 'technical' requirement is part of it and, at the same time, maintains all the freedom of expression on the pictures.
For this week, any picture where BACK-LIGHT is the most important light source in the picture is a valid entry.
All types of light are accepted: artificial as professional lighting equipment or household fixtures cleverly used, natural as the light through a window or the sun itself behind your subject.
A flash remotely triggered may be the main light source. It may be also the fill light to soften the back light a bit.
Picture quality, content, composition, framing etc. will be considered to choose the winner as long as the light from behind your subject is present.
The above lines are just a reminder of elements that may help, your imagination is free to find unexpected uses of the back light.
Read the Challenge rules in the lines below, double check the size of your image and follow the other recommendations.
To submit, click Post Reply and put your Photo Name in the Subject Line. Don't forget your Camera Model.
Post until Monday noon GMT, 17 May 2010.
- Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera (G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11) or Pro 1 only.
- Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
- Size -- photo must be EXACTLY 800 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
- Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
- Posting --
- One photo per photographer in each challenge.
- Photo Title in the message subject line.
- Camera model.
- EXIF data, if you like.
- One photo per photographer in each challenge.
- Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone, including the photographer. Once the winners are declared, photographers can add comments to their images and everyone is invited to discuss.
- Photo Display -- Photos must appear in this thread to be eligible.
One challenge every week, on the following schedule:
- New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
- Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
- Posting Stops ... Monday noon GMT
- Winners Announcement ... Tuesday noon GMT.
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