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hiero
 
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130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:30 pm


For this contest I would like you to enter your best backlit images. They can be classic hair/shoulder light portraits using the sun or artificial lighting. But do not think of portraits alone. Any subject can get more interesting using backlight because it accentuates form and suppresses the background. (In that sense I think you could compare it to using shallow DoF.) Apart from portraits you can post nature, macro, architecture or still life, more or less whatever your want, as long as were are looking towards the main source of light. What I think is less interesting is the pure black silhouette. It is nice if there is some detail still discernable. But please do not adhere to these rules too strictly. If you got a superb silhoutte just post it anyway and convince me! I am very curious too see what you come up with!


A few examples, let's see yours!






and an odd one (because the backlight is reflected to become frontlight by a glass building outside the frame)


Well, I think you get the idea.....


Cheers,
Jeroen

Submissions will be closed on Thursday the 20th of August 2009 at 20:30:14 UTC.

See the rules below, and good luck to all of you.
Since changing the format of posting new contests and winners, the rules have become MUCH more important. If photos are not embedded in your post, they will not be eligible.

Rules:
1. Photos must be hosted on pbase.com.
2. Photos must be embedded in your post. See
http://forum.pbase.com/viewtopic.php?t=18022
3. Please post only the medium version of your picture.
4. Only enter up to 3 photos per-contest.
5. The host is not eligible for their own contest.
6. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.
7. You can do all the post processing you want.
8. Have fun.

When posting, please include a direct link to your photo so that it can be viewed at its original size.

For your reference, all previous contest topics and links to the winning images:
129 - Fungi http://www.pbase.com/hiero/image/86764827/original
128 - Vertigo http://www.pbase.com/rsub8/image/67768921/original
127 - Cats http://www.pbase.com/alain_lestrade/ima ... 8/original
126 - EXTREME http://www.pbase.com/michaelburlakphoto ... 2/original
125 - Bad dog! http://www.pbase.com/andrewd_za/image/95783641/original
124 - All Action Sporting Moments http://www.pbase.com/imagenation/image/ ... 0/original
123 - Performance http://www.pbase.com/mcgarva/image/109367059/original
122 - "Fairy Tale" http://www.pbase.com/danserphoto/image/ ... 1/original
121 - Tourist Agent for a Day! http://www.pbase.com/bartoszkotulski/im ... 8/original
120 - Smile! We're Only Human... http://www.pbase.com/mcgarva/image/111147445/original
119 - I've been framed! http://www.pbase.com/gpmerfeld/image/96830637/original
118 - Particular Fortuitousness http://www.pbase.com/mangoman/image/111534153/original
117 - Arresting Eyes http://www.pbase.com/rybnicki/image/111001910/original
116 - OLD http://www.pbase.com/clyne/image/38021485/original
115 - Rituals http://www.pbase.com/terrybowker/image/ ... 4/original
114 - Converging Lines http://www.pbase.com/julieaucoin/image/ ... 6/original
113 - Fog & Mist http://www.pbase.com/chasp/image/84365084/original
112 - Macro http://www.pbase.com/image/105114930/original
111 - Moving Water http://www.pbase.com/sandiwhi/image/108046472/original
110 - The Last 8 Years http://www.pbase.com/image/108562264/original
109 - Changes http://www.pbase.com/pajamacat/image/89997274/original
108 - Within a 5 mile radius http://www.pbase.com/tsienni/image/105544100/original
107 - Draws You In http://www.pbase.com/jaac/image/74675512/original
106 - Motion http://www.pbase.com/kzaret/image/81167385/original
105 - What's happening? http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894231/original
104 - Trees http://www.pbase.com/hiero/image/103392348/original
103 - Flags http://www.pbase.com/jlben/image/82127277/original
102 - BaT riders http://www.pbase.com/duto/image/105704915/original
101 - Rainy Days http://www.pbase.com/berndk/image/60850427/original
100 - Fire http://www.pbase.com/schultzy/image/65916067/original
99 - Things aren't what they seem http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/83454675/original
98 - Yin and Yang Everywhere http://www.pbase.com/jschog/image/46543251/original
97 - Natural abstraction http://www.pbase.com/ee66/image/99341481/original
96 - Interiors http://www.pbase.com/seeannimage/image/ ... 8/original
95 - Childhood http://www.pbase.com/mardoli/image/48603976/original
94 - Greatest Hits http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/91155144/original
93 - Looking Down http://www.pbase.com/michaelburlakphoto ... 4/original
92 - Equilibrium http://www.pbase.com/chuckmaceda/image/ ... 5/original
91 - Nightscapes http://www.pbase.com/agroni/image/39423567/original
90 - Food http://www.pbase.com/ernst/image/94820388/original
89 - Reading Women http://www.pbase.com/jimcritchley/image ... 4/original
88 - Ordinary objects http://www.pbase.com/hiero/image/91413563/original
87 - Hot and cold light http://www.pbase.com/atucker/image/93368060/original
86 - Expressions http://www.pbase.com/adamcohen/image/96914193/original
85 - Orange http://www.pbase.com/fishit/image/60847002/original
84 - Faces http://www.pbase.com/erichmangl/image/13974949/original
83 - Unposed people http://www.pbase.com/frankief/image/81262075/original
82 - Surrealism http://www.pbase.com/nemeo2006/image/88732955/original
81 - Hope http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/36807640/original
80 - Doors and Gates http://www.pbase.com/c_schweizer/image/ ... 2/original
79 - Icon http://www.pbase.com/mclew/image/76162538/original
78 - Power http://www.pbase.com/raynerj/image/65824512/original
77 - Inclement weather http://www.pbase.com/bclaypole/image/93976023/original
76 - Curves http://www.pbase.com/clyne/image/59279054/original
75 - Juxtaposition http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/53863021/original
74 - Unusual http://www.pbase.com/jimcritchley/image ... 2/original
73 - Diaphanous http://www.pbase.com/cocameli/image/70752002/original
72 - Nature's Palette http://www.pbase.com/treas/image/88369561/original
71 - Make Me Laugh http://www.pbase.com/sandiwhi/image/90829497/original
70 - Three of a Kind http://www.pbase.com/nickviv/image/78009635/original
69 - Cold Days http://www.pbase.com/carrhighlander/ima ... 2/original
68 - Steps http://www.pbase.com/woodstock1103/imag ... 2/original
67 - Tell a story http://www.pbase.com/c_schweizer/image/ ... 4/original
66 - The decisive moment http://www.pbase.com/alain_lestrade/ima ... 5/original
65 - Shapes, Patterns, and Textures http://www.pbase.com/kzaret/image/87642537/original
64 - Minimalism http://www.pbase.com/niekirk/image/75756454/original
63 - Autumn Leaves http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/85713273/original
62 - Rule Of Thirds http://www.pbase.com/fishit/image/86476720/original
61 - People by candle light http://www.pbase.com/ralphandkylie/imag ... 4/original
60 - Vanishing Point http://www.pbase.com/clyne/image/40473744/original
59 - Rust http://www.pbase.com/bayphotographic/im ... 9/original
58 - Long Exposures http://www.pbase.com/impalass/image/78244539/original
57 - Family Life http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/76813530/original
56 - Man's relationship with Water http://www.pbase.com/pasto/image/77857442/original
55 - Cultures Of The World http://www.pbase.com/stevev1/image/72677454/original
54 - Summertime http://www.pbase.com/gpmerfeld/image/31777589/original
53 - Suburbia http://www.pbase.com/todd_port/image/62312978/original
52 - Reflection http://www.pbase.com/ralphandkylie/imag ... 6/original
51 - Speed http://www.pbase.com/ppetalas/image/67312995/original
50 - Streetlife http://www.pbase.com/woodstock1103/imag ... 5/original
49 - Music http://www.pbase.com/paul_teixeira/imag ... 0/original
48 - Abandoned http://www.pbase.com/mdejong/image/65010674/original
47 - In Passage http://www.pbase.com/hoopy/image/71115287/original
46 - Night Life http://www.pbase.com/tsienni/image/76248952/original
45 - Female elegance http://www.pbase.com/jar_o_raws/image/76048022/original
44 - "For the times they are a-changin'" http://www.pbase.com/honnybeejoy/image/ ... 6/original
43 - Light and Shadow http://www.pbase.com/hevezimj/image/1315660/original
42 - Animals http://www.pbase.com/popeye885/image/64137157/original
41 - Children in Black and White http://www.pbase.com/thejaybird/image/74783675/original
40 - Newborns http://www.pbase.com/kirstenmary/image/ ... 9/original
39 - Pollution of environment http://www.pbase.com/ibill/image/36158990/original
38 - Portrait of a gesture http://www.pbase.com/homerhomer/image/63182376/original
37 - Shadows http://www.pbase.com/artandrevolution/i ... 0/original
36 - Not Just Head Shots http://www.pbase.com/thejaybird/image/45928108/original
35 - Have Fun http://www.pbase.com/billinchapelhill/i ... 9/original
34 - Sunrise/Sunsets http://www.pbase.com/ivinghoe/image/52157782/original
33 - Winter Landscape http://www.pbase.com/tazman0895/image/72364388/original
32 - Dramatic Perspective http://www.pbase.com/timgoodspeed/image ... 5/original
31 - I would definitely like to be there http://www.pbase.com/adjohnso/image/70274383/original
30 - Frost http://www.pbase.com/nostromo/image/66990908/original
29 - Dramatic Lighting http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894226/original
28 - Empty Space http://www.pbase.com/billinchapelhill/i ... 2/original
27 - Macro and Close Up, playing with DOF http://www.pbase.com/halesr/image/43356520/original
26 - Black & White Contrast http://www.pbase.com/ttfl/image/60755512/original
25 - Wide Angle http://www.pbase.com/bircher/image/69273873/original
24 - From the Rooftops http://www.pbase.com/jseltzer/image/53063412/original
23 - Your Neighborhood http://www.pbase.com/fabiot/image/68718412/original
22 - Coastal shots http://www.pbase.com/andyrpthomas/image ... 9/original
21 - Four legged friends http://www.pbase.com/asilasil/image/67748450/original
20 - Water in Motion http://www.pbase.com/kman627/image/67079464/original
19 - City Centre http://www.pbase.com/gailsowder/image/66923649/original
18 - Time Exposures http://www.pbase.com/colinb3469/image/50302066/original
17 - Beauty http://www.pbase.com/chasp/image/65558551/original
16 - Angles in architecture http://www.pbase.com/tyson_poeckh/image ... 3/original
15 - Determination http://www.pbase.com/agroni/image/56218420/original
14 - Portraits http://www.pbase.com/ray_demski/image/51729346/original
13 - Weather http://www.pbase.com/pse/profile
12 - Emotions http://www.pbase.com/genieslot/image/54567682/original
11 - Wood http://www.pbase.com/mdejong/image/28953523/original
10 - Work http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894226/original
9 - Water http://www.pbase.com/pse/profile
8 - Bridges http://www.pbase.com/bruyn32/image/57170214/original
7 - Flora http://www.pbase.com/expat/image/58542071/original
6 - Landscapes http://www.pbase.com/dkite/image/41103214/original
5 - Silhouettes http://www.pbase.com/paskuk/image/44066272/original
4 - Red http://www.pbase.com/stevenoz/image/46580385/original
3 - Lighthouses http://www.pbase.com/gemmf/image/38312086/original
2 - Sports Action http://www.pbase.com/mattmyles06/image/ ... 1/original
1 - Night Time http://www.pbase.com/ray_demski/image/57964277/original
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Jeroen Bosman, glad to be on Pbase
http://www.pbase.com/hiero

pstubley
 
Posts: 217

130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:07 pm


Good choice. I'm almost as addicted to backlighting as I am to droplets ;)

My humble entries:





Last edited by pstubley on Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

chicopilot
 
Posts: 11

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 pm


Hello just one contribution for me,



Boeing 737 Yoke.

Cheers

Chicopilot

mbearsley
 
Posts: 3

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:59 pm


[PB-Image]113972527][/PB-Image]

I like to do back lit images too, but I realised just now I haven't actually done very many. I will have to fix that. Mike Bearsley

rsub8
 
Posts: 874

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:08 am


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a_zeitler
 
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130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:53 am


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bclaypole
 
Posts: 410

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:57 am







trinko
 
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Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:53 am


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gillk
 
Posts: 834

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:17 am








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sandiwhi
 
Posts: 477

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:49 am


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The alltime eerie backlighting.

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Hoar Frost sparkles with early morning light

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I think I'm gettin' HBO!

Love this topic!
Sandi
http://www.pbase.com/sandiwhi


kzaret
 
Posts: 891

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:56 pm


Great topic!

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peterschmidt
 
Posts: 143

130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:42 pm







cbladon
 
Posts: 134

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:58 pm


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cits_4_pets
 
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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Re: 130th Show & Tell Competition: Backlight

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:00 pm


Here's mine....

'Eye See You!'
Not your 'typey' backlighting shot but it is as evident by the horse's shadow


'Arched Top Window'




'2 Skylights & a Pendant'
Flo
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