Mini Challenge #150 - Backlight

SciurusNigerSciurusNiger Runs with squirrels....Posts: 256Registered Users Major grins
edited September 21, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
In this mini-challenge the focus is on backlight. It can be a powerful tool (sometimes even unexpectedly!), so let's see what happens when the light is shining in your lens.

The contest will be open until September 21, 2012 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!


Here are some samples of my own backlit images.

1) The Cicada
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2) Daisy
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3) Glass & Fire
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PJ.
Garnered Images Photography

"Where beauty moves and wit delights and signs of kindness bind me; there, oh there, whe'er I go I leave my heart behind me." (Thomas Ford, 1607)

Comments

  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Posts: 341Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2012
    Toil
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    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2012
    Very nice subject and examples clap.gif

    Here are mine:

    1. Icy leaf

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    2. Church window

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    3. Atlas bier

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2012
    Fall Leaf

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    Black and White Leaves

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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2012
    This is an old one c 1962 - cats in my sister-in-law's barn - there was a lot of dust in the air
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    This is also from the mid 60s
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    The two little girls in yellow are now 48 and 50 years old.

    And here's a modern digital one
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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2012
    1) Transforming.

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    2) Sailing.

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    3) Mesa Arch.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 10, 2012
    Flowers and Converted Church
    1. Daffodil (in early Spring)

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    2. Daylily (trivia - most daylilies have seven stamen from center of flower - used for hybridizing)

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    3. Stained Glass 1919 Church (now a fabric store)

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    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 11, 2012
    View point
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 11, 2012
    The Fence
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • TybradTybrad Big grins Posts: 46Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 12, 2012
    My set
    1. Sunset On The 'Belle.
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    2. Sunny Tailgunner
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    3. The Mighty Wright Cyclones
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  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2012
    I'll play along...
    1. Exceptional Sunset
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    2. Light Painting
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    3. Mickey Fireworks
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    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 13, 2012
    1) Light Through Glass - Taken two weeks ago


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    2) Téléphérique de l'aiguille du midi.


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    3) Underpass - a shameless repeat because I like it!


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    Alan.
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 14, 2012
    some backlit landscapes
    1. burgruine zavelstein in the schwarzald (black forest) national park, germany
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    2. lake bled in triglav national park, slovenia
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    3. paklenica national park, croatia
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  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 15, 2012
    So much beautiful work on display here! I'll toss in few, too.

    Wind damage:
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    Green Foxtail:
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    Moth mullein:
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    Eric

    good gear; not enough time
  • JRomieJRomie Professional Wannabe Posts: 30Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 19, 2012
    For your consideration... The image title is "No Better Place", taken on Bishops Peak,in San Luis Obispo, California. I shot this sometime in the late 1970s, using an Asahi (Honeywell) Pentax Spotmatic II screwmount, probably with about a 200 mm lens. I scanned it from a slide much more recently than that.

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  • slrtoolslrtool Big grins Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 19, 2012
    Fountain of Youth
    A hot 4th of July allowed me to capture this.
  • slrtoolslrtool Big grins Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 19, 2012
    Evening at Forsyth
    Savannah, GA
  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 19, 2012
    Wow, Lots of cool photos.

    1. I took this portrait on a river bank in the Sierra's. It was towards the end of the day just before the light dipped behind the mountains.
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    2. This picture was taken while taking photos of some local wildlife. It was just as the sun was setting. The sunset had deep orange tones which reflected on the underside of this Red Tail.
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    3. Lastly, this is a fresh photo I took in the local hills. Again, just before sunset provided the high lights
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    Thanks Jim
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 20, 2012
    Evening Dance
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    Sunset Swans
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    Blackbirds n Catails
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • linyangchenlinyangchen photons meet black holes Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 20, 2012
    Sunrise on the Gasherbrum massif, Karakoram Himalaya

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    King's College Cambridge (UK) in a shop window. There are two instances of backlighting: the sunset and the Indian star lamps.

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    A date

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    where Photons meet Black Holes
    www.linyangchen.com
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 20, 2012
    jwear wrote: »
    The Fence

    Spider
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 21, 2012
    1. Milford Sound, New Zealand
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    2. Fishermen in Fort Cochin, India
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    3. Lilac in the Early Morning Light
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  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Posts: 341Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 21, 2012
    Repost as the image doesn't appear in my previous post
    Toil
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    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 21, 2012
    Scooting Swan

    pp

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