Backlighting - Photography Contest [115 entries]

Mordor Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
64.3%
Contest goal:

Your task for this contest is to capture an object (or objects) that has the primary light source behind it. Any subject may be used, and natural or artificial lighting is allowed. The only thing on the hit list for this contest: no plants or flowers are allowed. Good Luck!


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: RayTedwell

FallingHorse: Awesome - I was going to suggest this one after reading about backlighting on the other day! ( 5 years and 1842 days ago )
jeaniblog: Does plants include trees, MODs? ( 5 years and 1840 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think trees are the equivalent of a large plant, jean. ( 5 years and 1840 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Wow it's only Sunday and already 65 entries. ( 5 years and 1839 days ago )
jeaniblog: Tuesday, now 90 entries...perhaps points should be awarded in relation to the number of entries (or are they already)? ( 5 years and 1837 days ago )
WYSIWYG: is sunset backlighting? ( 5 years and 1837 days ago )
WYSIWYG: and then I mean sunset on its own, I see a lot of sunsets without actually an object in front of it.. ( 5 years and 1837 days ago )
kyricom: It would seem that the "sun" itself, in a sunset, would not be "backlighting" but would be the light that provides backlighting. The clouds, objects etc that are in front of the sun are what would be backlit. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
Contest Moderator: The sunset can provide back lighting, but there should be another subject of focus to be back lit...and trees are indeed large plants and should not be the main focus of the image. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
xsingthesorrowo: and yet another submission flagged for removal, I had a tree in my entry but it was not the main focus. I wonder why I get irritated by this site and dont use it for months at a time. 8 Entries removed in the past 2 weeks because people like to nit pick. You have people winning with photos that look like they were taken with a cell phone, absolutely NO technical skill or any knowledge of composition, yet you have people losing, some of which their photos should most likely be hanging in an art museum somewhere. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
xogx2002: Eh, I agree to some extent on things can be a little too specific but it's a competition and rules are rules. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
chrisstegner: Just joined and thought I'd enter a shot. How can I get to my shot? Is there a grid view maybe? Or do you have to go through all shots? Sorry if these are newbie questions.... just checking. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
chrisstegner: Just joined and thought I'd enter a shot. How can I get to my shot? Is there a grid view maybe? Or do you have to go through all shots? Sorry if these are newbie questions.... just checking. ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
xsingthesorrowo: xogx2002- yea rules are rules, but when they are entirely to vague, and the mods cant clarify on the matter at hand until a couple days later that is pretty inconvenient. And YES it is a competition, and the best should win, the BEST. I am not saying everyone needs or can afford a great camera but someone with an OK picture that looks like it was taken with a cell phone. Politics... I win my fair share and I lose my fair share, and I am ok with losing, but when I do lose and look at who won and I am stumped as to why, I get a little irritated, along with some of my stuff getting flagged and removed, when there are tons of others "breaking" the same "rules" ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
kyricom: Welcome chrisstegner! If you look at the horozontal menu bar near the top of the page you'll see a link called "My Stuff." Click on that, and then go down and click on "My Contest Entries" (not "My Contests". That will show all your entries for that week. If you click on one of your entries, it will go to it and everyone else's entries will be below it in thumbnail. Good luck ( 5 years and 1836 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Anyone notice that a lot of entries have plants in them? ( 5 years and 1833 days ago )

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Mordor - created by roomiccube


Mordor
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/115Score: 64.3% (35)18032 views

this photo always reminded me of sam and frodo heading into mordor (5 years and 1836 days ago)


orange blues - created by Perathor


orange blues
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/115Score: 63.7% (30)14378 views

(5 years and 1838 days ago)


Girl Sunset - created by xsingthesorrowo


Girl Sunset
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/115Score: 63% (25)39163 views

A girl on a bench (5 years and 1842 days ago)


Godmoring Monday - created by DACOSTA


Godmoring Monday
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/115Score: 62.7% (20)15527 views

Godmoring Monday , fishing day (5 years and 1839 days ago)


The Pipe Line - created by outbackjack


The Pipe Line
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/115Score: 62.6% (15)15969 views

Kids walking on the pipeline to Woomera at last light. (5 years and 1836 days ago)