Mini Challenge #217 - Backlight - The results

JeroenJeroen WoofRegistered Users Posts: 447 Major grins
edited December 7, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
Wow, there’s been some really great entries. Thanks everyone for your submissions :)

Here’s my completely subjective and very personal top 3.

1. puzzledpaul's duck.

Congratulations. This is exactly what I was looking for. It's clear what's happening, no distractions and a great mood. This is awesome :thumb


2. Reaching for the light by Cavalier.

The light and the colours and the mood are great. Lovely bokeh. Must have been hard to focus correctly too. There is a lot going on, and the the bug gets a little bit lost in the background. It's competing a bit with the flower as a subject. Great work though!


3. End of a long day by Gatto.

Cool! Very nice. Great colours and I love the positioning of the sun. Well done. I do believe however that the composition could do without the right side of the photo and in my opinion it would make a stronger image if cropped to portrait. (And may I suggest a more subtle signature in you photo's?).


And an honorable mention for Synature.

I love this one. It has a great story to it and it's a lot of fun. But it could do with a bit more contrast for drama's sake. And cropping off the right to make it a square would improve composition in my opinion.



  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Registered Users Posts: 1,621 Major grins
    edited December 5, 2015
    Well, thanks (I think :) ) for deciding that my pic 'hit the spot' of what you were looking for in this title ... I definitely agree with your sentiments re light direction when taking pics.

    I'll have an overnight ponder on this and there'll (almost certainly) be something up by this time tomorrow.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,940 Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    Congrats to the winner and I'm looking forward to the next mini-challenge! clap.gif
    Pieter, aka pegelli
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    Congratulations PP and all the winers! clap.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera ...... Facebook
  • synaturesynature redwoodtwig Registered Users Posts: 191 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2015
    Thank you for the honorable mention. Appreciate your comments, I agree more contrast might be nice; however, for me the story trumped the back lighting and wanted more horizontal space. Certainly were a lot of great images this time around.
    Brandon Smith
    Sony A7r4 with a selection of Rokinon Cine primes that I'm really enjoying learning how to use.
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