Mini Challenge #217 - Backlight

JeroenJeroen WoofPosts: 447Registered Users Major grins
edited December 5, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #217 - Backlight.

I am a sucker for painted backlight. When illustrating it really helps to set a good mood and a sense of quality to a drawing. So when I was told to always shoot a photo with the sun at my back, I disagreed :D

Give us 1-3 of your best photos where backlights adds to the mood and the quality of the photo.
I'm looking for great photos and great mood. I have some examples posted under the guidelines.

Have fun.

Cheers, Jeroen

The competition will close 10pm Monday 30th November GMT.



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So, stuff like this.

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Comments

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,165Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2015
    Ok, I'll bite... I'm always trying for good backlight shot.

    1. Bordeaux
    20120809_043_DMC-G3-X2.jpg

    2. Sunflower
    20120820_033_DMC-G3-X2.jpg

    3. Fern in the forest

    20110910_475_XZ-1-X2.jpg
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2015
    My contribution:

    1. Robin mother



    2. After the rain

    After the rain

    3. Beer bottle

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2015
    I love the idea and also the pears and the fern. Ferns are really good for that because that way you can see the spores.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2015
    <table id="post2015718" class="dg-post" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="475" width="589"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td class="dg-post-content alt1" id="td_post_2015718"> Ok, I'll bite... I'm always trying for good backlight shot.

    1. Bordeaux

    20120809_043_DMC-G3-S.jpg

    __________________
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    Sara, well done! <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/bowdown.gif"; border="0" alt="" >
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    </td></tr></tbody></table>
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,165Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2015
    Thanks, that's one of my personal faves of the last few years.
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2015
    Out to Sea
    Sundown-1-XL.jpg


    Bare Trees
    i-gVf3QsG-XL.jpg


    Your Future Appears Uncertain
    i-4tkKJwt-XL.jpg
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2015
    Nice theme, 3 very different ones from me

    Snowy road
    PEG_NEX6_1_09004_20150124.jpg


    Lead singer (of the Belgian rock band "SX")
    PEG_Nex6_1_02892_20131212_2.jpg


    Amaryllis
    PEG_A850_2_06062_20140419.jpg
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 197Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2015
    Birds watching birdwatcher on Tybee Island, GA.

    DSCF0039-XL.jpg
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,620Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2015
    Hot air
    Hot air

    2 frames stitched (only way I could get all of what I wanted in frame with a 500mm) - so, if comps not allowed, I'll change it.
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,945Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2015
    Here are my three, although they pale in comparison to what's been posted so far!

    Shenandoah Valley, Ca grapevines in Fall.
    IMG_2783%20Tadj-XL.jpg

    Fall leaves
    IMG_2934%20HP%20TTex%20glowing%20bright-XL.jpg

    Reaching for the light.
    IMG_1610%20raw%20adj-XL.jpg
  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,798Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 19, 2015
    An attempt from me.

    1. In the forest

    IMG_9819-XL.jpg

    2. Sunrise

    1D4_8218-XL.jpg

    3.Oban

    Schotland%202006%20%28357%29-XL.jpg
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 19, 2015
    For several months, my computer at work wouldn't allow dgrin...so glad I can participate again. I love looking at everyone's photos! Here are a couple of mine:
    #1
    15July_untitled_031-2-L.jpg

    #2
    DSC_0160-L.jpg

    #3
    leaves-L.jpg
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 19, 2015
    <table id="post2015718" class="dg-post" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="475" width="589"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td class="dg-post-content alt1" id="td_post_2015718"> Ok, I'll bite... I'm always trying for good backlight shot.

    1. Bordeaux

    20120809_043_DMC-G3-S.jpg

    __________________
    http://sarasphotos.de
    </td></tr> <tr><td>
    Sara, well done! <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/bowdown.gif"; border="0" alt="" >
    </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">
    </td></tr></tbody></table>

    <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/15524779-Ti.gif"; border="0" alt="" >
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 19, 2015
    I am not sure that these three photos will be what you want. The first one I took with the first roll of film in my new 35 mm camera in 1958. So I have obviously been trying this subject for a very long time. It isn't such a good photo, but someone did post on Facebook that no one could possibly have any good photos until they had shot some large number of pictures, and I don't think that is necessarily true, although one should improve with practice.

    0017-00790007%2525206-3-2009%25252011-05-30%252520PM.JPG

    This one is somewhat later - 1964 and it is a little different
    2620-00570039.jpg

    And this one is totally different as I was experimenting with editing techniques

    IMG_3270.JPG

    They are the tulips my son sent me for my birthday - I was 78 this month.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • synaturesynature redwoodtwig Posts: 189Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 23, 2015
    Weeds at dawn.
    i-QXcwf39-XL.jpg

    Sunset over pond, Lightroom tone curve work.
    i-hbwQwDC-XL.jpg

    Slackline walker
    Slackline%20in%20Peace%20Park-05018-XL.jpg

    Some of my personal favorites are unfortunately NSFW.
    Brandon Smith
    http://redwoodtwig.com
    Sony A900 with 1.4 85mm prime; A77, and couple other cameras floating around that see less usage. Lightroom, usually the latest version.
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,102Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 23, 2015
    <TABLE id=post2015718 class=dg-post height=475 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=589 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD id=td_post_2015718 class="dg-post-content alt1">Ok, I'll bite... I'm always trying for good backlight shot.

    1. Bordeaux

    20120809_043_DMC-G3-S.jpg

    __________________
    http://sarasphotos.de
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TD>
    Sara, well done! <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/bowdown.gif"; border="0" alt="" >

    </TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top>
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,165Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 23, 2015
    @travelways & roaddog52

    Very glad you both like the shot, thanks!!!

    cheers, Sara
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 25, 2015
    @travelways & roaddog52

    Very glad you both like the shot, thanks!!!

    cheers, Sara

    I love your photography, Sara clap.gif :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,165Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 25, 2015
    Wow Tatiana... gee, thanks... you are too kind! (is there a smiley for blushing???) Cheers, Sara
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,620Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 25, 2015
    Losing one's marbles.
    As post title.

    pp
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,620Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2015
    In a flap
    As title.

    pp
  • M38A1M38A1 Curious. Very curious. Posts: 1,317Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2015
    Simply "Crown"...
    i-tN2p9V9-XL.jpg

    Hang the Moon
    i-pHttz9Z-XL.jpg

    Moonrise in Medina
    i-tZc6Gm8-XL.jpg
  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 328Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2015
    The Simple Life

    23142639680_35960b6c4d_b.jpg

    End of a long Day

    23142645640_8fef4d9698_b.jpg

    Ave Maria

    23412395476_7897d46d52_b.jpg
  • JeroenJeroen Woof Posts: 447Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2015
    And we're closed for submissions. Thanks everyone for submitting some really awesome photo's! wings.gif
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,962Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 4, 2015
    Is there going to be another challenge or is the voting going to be by jag??
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • JeroenJeroen Woof Posts: 447Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 5, 2015
    I'll announce a winner this weekend.
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