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[Theme] Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« on: February 24, 2016, 00:41:48 »
Many themed topics are object oriented, time to do something light oriented ;D

Please show us your favourite backlit images, here's a few of mine.

Of course this one had to be my opening shot with three of the four amigos in one shot ;D

Sony a7R with Voigtlander 35/1.2, Montenegro 2014

On our way to the mountain hut were a warm meal and plenty of wine was awaiting

Nikon D800E with 35/1.4G, Spain 2012

From the NG Schwartzwalt trip

Sony a7S with 35/1.4 FE, France 2015

Cap de Crues, Catalunya

Sony a7R with Carl Zeiss 2/45 Planar, Spain 2014

Wine Tasting

Sony a7R with Carl Zeiss 2/45 Planar, Spain 2014

Sunset Flower

Nikon D3s with a 500/4VR and 1.7TC, Spain 2011
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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 01:17:51 »
D3x, 400mm


1 Nikon V1,


Local Zoo, no PP, D2H, 600mm


D300s, 40mm/2.8 Macro


D2H, somewhere over Africa


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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 06:07:38 »
J.A., love the beer bottle image  :) . Now that I am shooting much shorter lenses I'll have to try to get my imagination working.




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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 08:51:41 »


Church at Michelstadt

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 08:58:14 »


Einhardsbasilika Michelstadt

Df 14-24/2.8
both shots

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 09:25:59 »


backlit portrait of 'Tony'
professor of photography
university of Malta

Df 35mm/1.4ais

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 09:41:30 »
Backlight is probably one of my favorites. Many lovely examples in this thread make me think I am not the only one :)

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 09:46:54 »
there must be fine distinction between flare- and backlit photography

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 10:35:02 »
Backlight is probably one of my favorites. Many lovely examples in this thread make me think I am not the only one :)
Hi Børge, only one of your images is showing properly, they others are 0kb.

That one image is very nice btw, thanks for posting.
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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 10:50:00 »
there must be fine distinction between flare- and backlit photography
Fons, moody light is the main subject in these series of topics, I don't care what that light source is.

With backlit images the main light source is coming from behind the subject rendering the subject black (as in out of DR range) or lit with subtle and moody reflective light.

Your first image with the chairs in the church nails it, in your second image you completely killed the mood by lifting the shadows to normal light levels.

Here's a similar image where the light was trying to make its way into the alley enhancing the tunnelling effect of the small alley.

D800E with Samyang 14/2.8, Venice 2012
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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 11:23:09 »
JA thank you.

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2016, 15:20:55 »
Hi Børge, only one of your images is showing properly, they others are 0kb.

That one image is very nice btw, thanks for posting.
Ok, must have something to do with fact that I'm far off the grid, in a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm... One more try. Moon bakclight.

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2016, 15:29:29 »
The clouds make the shot extra special, Børge :)
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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2016, 15:43:56 »
Thank you Jakov :) Here is the Linnea borealis, backlit thru several pinholes.

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Re: Masters of Light: Backlit Images
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