From this challenge I learned that there are so many different effects from backlighting.
Shooting directly into the setting sun in landscapes is a form of backlighting that often turns the solid objects in front into silhouettes.
A beach at the end of Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver Island. Again, shooting into the sun, this time at the Playa de Catedrales in Galicia, Spain where the wet sand gleams, and everything else is dark except for the sky.The mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in India.Slightly earlier in the day results in the subjects being all around better lit.
This sunlight spilling through this archway in the narrow streets of Rouen, France creates long shadows and a soft edge. I like the way the backlighting creates a froth of greenery on this tall cedar tree in the first-growth forest of Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, Canada.If the object that is backlit is solid you often end up with a silhouette or dark shape; if it lets light through it you end up with brilliant stained glass colours.
A man (solid) waves a Malaysian flag (translucent) to signal that the Seadoo riders need to come back at Langkawi Beach, Malaysia.
Flowers and leaves often let light through like this hot pink Bougainvillea flower in Mexico. Fall trees are amazing when back-lit.
This glass reads “Spare a thought for all those who wish they were holding this glass right now”. To get it to show up in the dark pub I put a candle behind it. Liquid-filled glasses and coloured bottles are one of my favourites for backlighting. This is L. Mulligan Grocer Pub, specializing in craft beer pairings in Dublin, Ireland. Bottling line problems in the Blaugies brewery in Soignes, Belgium. They were using different-sized bottles than usual, and the whole line was collapsing as we carried on with the tour and tried to ignore the crashes and curses…A slab of green jade from northern BC. In the Jade Market in Mandalay they were always shining flashlights through the jade to show off its depth and colour.More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Back-lit.
Indeed a varied and smart post, thank you Elizabeth. Love that woman walking.
I’ve been going through a very intrusive renovation on my building and haven’t had access to my computer for a couple of months. This is my first post in a long time – I really missed all the fun of putting together a post – thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you for being back!
A beautiful and creative set of images Elizabeth. Loved the story about the bottles!
Great and unique ideas for the challenge, Elizabeth. I loved the blue vases at the start, the macro detail of the Bougainvillea, and the fun in the bottles! Very nice.