Backlighting 2 - Photography Contest [58 entries]

A Boat Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
71.9%
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!

friiskiwi: Would sillhouettes be considered on theme, or should there be detail in the back lit subject? ( 5 years and 1069 days ago )
Contest Moderator: As I read the contest guidelines, the only things prohibited are plants and flowers. As silhouettes are backlit...I believe they should qualify. I would however, recommend the members attempt to add some detail in their shots, as those entries will probably gain higher scores, being a more challenging photo... ( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
LauraM: Is a tree considered a plant?
'cause I just realized that was the entry that I had given. Sorry, I can delete it if I'm wrong. ( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
MossyB: Well a tree isn't an animal or mineral. I think it's a plant... ( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
MossyB: For a silhouette to be considered on theme, the "primary light source" needs to be BEHIND IT. Just having something silhouetted against a light background is NOT having the primary light source behind it.

"In photography, when foreground objects are shot with a hot light source in the background, the objects become dark shadows."
"Backlighting refers to the process of illuminating the subject from the back. In other words, the lighting instrument and the viewer are facing towards each other, with the subject in between."

The key point is that the subject is BETWEEN the light source and the camera. Anything else may be a silhouette, but it is NOT backlighting.

( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
MnMCarta: http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/100-examples-of-beautiful-backlit-photography/ ( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
friiskiwi: Thanks Amanda, some inspiring photos there. ( 5 years and 1068 days ago )
Contest Moderator: People...NO PLANTS OR FLOWERS AS THE SUBJECT!!!!! Please read the contest rules BEFORE submitting your entries...In 24 hours I have removed 8 entries that are plants or flowers. Trees ARE plants, so, backlit or not they will be removed. ( 5 years and 1067 days ago )
jerostone: Ok, one other thing now; what if the source of light, albeit behind the object, is placed a bit to the side of it and out of sight? Also, can we use two sources of light? Thank you. ( 5 years and 1067 days ago )
Contest Moderator: You may use 2 sources of light to fill in shadow detail, however, the primary (brightest) source Must come from behind the subject ( 5 years and 1067 days ago )
FallingHorse: Contest Moderator: People...NO PLANTS OR FLOWERS AS THE SUBJECT!!!!! Please read the contest rules BEFORE submitting your entries...In 24 hours I have removed 8 entries that are plants or flowers. Trees ARE plants, so, backlit or not they will be removed.

Guilty ... sorry ( 5 years and 1064 days ago )

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A Boat - created by riady


A Boat
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/58Score: 71.9% (42)11898 views

A traditional boat was shot in the early morning where the sun was right behind it (5 years and 1067 days ago)


Preparation... - created by karaflazz


Preparation...
Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/58Score: 71.3% (37)10372 views

(5 years and 1063 days ago)


Tender moments. - created by karaflazz


Tender moments.
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/58Score: 70% (31)12016 views

(5 years and 1063 days ago)


An evening in Paris - created by Yank


An evening in Paris
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/58Score: 69.5% (25)22361 views

(5 years and 1068 days ago)


Bridge of Sunset - created by riady


Bridge of Sunset
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/58Score: 67.7% (18)9432 views

The photo of bridge taken during sunset (5 years and 1067 days ago)