Weekly Photo Contest: Oct 2nd - Oct 9th - Backlit

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by acearchie, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Weekly Photo Contest: October 2nd - October 9th

    Welcome to this week's photo contest thread!

    Theme: Backlit

    Half-challenge/half-theme. Don't mind what the subject is but I am looking for creative uses of backlight! Backlighting is when the subject has a nice rim separating it from the background. If you want some examples feel free to PM me.

    I'm a sucker for people shots so if you want a slightly better chance of winning you might want to consider that!

    I tend to spend far too long critiquing other peoples shots so if you are keen to get some thoughts on your shot please do submit!


    1. Be creative and have fun.

    2. Please submit only one photo per contest.

    3. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    4. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    5. At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner - me) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

    6. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme)

    *To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=580184*
  2. Oracle1729 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2009
    I don't generally backlight people shots, but I love the effect of backlighting transparent objects.

  3. Melizard macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2011
  4. Jacksonc macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    Had to use the version I edited with my iPad because I couldn't find the original.

  5. Anonymous Freak, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

    Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Backlit house.

    Not even a proper "sunset" shot - I just loved the lighting right then. The bright, just-starting-to-tint clouds, the blue sky behind, the darkness of the foreground. My good camera went missing last week, so this was just an iPhone shot (cropped to remove some visual distraction in the foreground.)

    And now I realize the one that's still on my iPhone was the HDR one, not the even more starkly contrasted one with the deeper blues in the sky... Must have synced it then deleted it. I'll replace the picture when I get home tonight.

    Attached Files:

  6. butch10x macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
  7. kingalexthe1st, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  8. anotherscotsman macrumors 68000

    Aug 2, 2014
    lifeguard station at dawn

    ignore the excessive lens flare....

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  9. Since OS-6 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    South Australia ( it's a State )
    long time lurker, first time submitting a pic.... and a shameless effort to win, my pic is a hot little bird, nicely back-lit ( in my opinion )

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  10. Team Timm macrumors regular

    May 17, 2012
  11. gaswerks macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2006
    backlit micro magnets ... retro shot

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  12. The Bad Guy, Oct 6, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014

    The Bad Guy macrumors 65816

    The Bad Guy

    Oct 2, 2007
  13. JDDavis macrumors 65816


    Jan 16, 2009
    I was wondering if I'd have anything for this contest...and then there it was in front of me. Some early morning fishing at the campsite today.

  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Well time has almost run out, and it looks like I'll have to go with this. Not quite a backlit person, but as close as I've got.

    [​IMG]_DSC7463 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
  15. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

    Parkin Pig

    Oct 23, 2009
    The last few weeks have been somewhat unpredictable in the Parkin household, with barely a moment to use the camera. So back to the archives - a floating village in Cambodia - the construction in the centre is a floating basketball court.

    [​IMG]Floating Village by Parkin Pig, on Flickr
  16. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Last chance to get your entries in before tonight!

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