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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 09:23 AM
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31. "Backlit" definition in the contest
Here is the definition of backlit that I will put into the contest. Feel free to comment on it, especially if you think it can be improved. I may or may not take your suggestions into account, however. In general I am pleased with this definition, but I am not overly adept at wording things, and consider it a minor weakness of mine. So I will take into account minor wording changes, but will probably not change the general idea that I am attempting to convey. But you may comment on that as well.


The theme for the contest is Backlt. Usuallly photographers make sure that there is a source of light shining onto a subject. Outisde, that could mean that the sunshine is coming from over the photographers shoulder, for instance. The light source thus perfectly lights up the subject of the photo. In this contest, we are turning that general rule of thumb on its head. All photos in this contest are taken facing the main source of light. When you vote, please take into account the effect that the location of the source of light has on the subjects of the photograph, and consider those that illustrate the theme Backlit (literal meaning: lit from the back) the best.

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  -***COMMENTS THREAD...May Contest..."Backlit"*** Celebration  May-15-11 10:21 PM   #0 
  - I feel moved to say, out of the gate, so to speak,  Mira   May-15-11 10:32 PM   #1 
  - fun to do something a bit different  Celebration   May-16-11 06:52 AM   #5 
     - oops n/t  Celebration   May-16-11 07:01 AM   #6 
  - So much fun  Celebration   May-16-11 06:14 AM   #2 
  - Thank you for your commitment to this contest  MissHoneychurch   May-16-11 06:26 AM   #3 
  - I'm glad that people voted for the change  Celebration   May-16-11 06:50 AM   #4 
  - I dreamed last night that I was you  Mira   May-16-11 07:12 AM   #8 
     - I never felt so popular!  Celebration   May-16-11 07:26 AM   #9 
  - Please check entries for pixels!  Celebration   May-16-11 07:04 AM   #7 
  - Love "waiting for me... again"  MissHoneychurch   May-16-11 08:50 AM   #10 
  - It has a cool, vintage type vibe  Celebration   May-16-11 10:33 AM   #11 
  - Fan Dance is doing it for me. n/t  Saphire   May-16-11 11:07 AM   #12 
  - the detail in the feathers is pretty amazing  Celebration   May-16-11 11:19 AM   #13 
  - When I read Fan Dance, this came to mind.  alfredo   May-16-11 04:05 PM   #18 
  - Fan Dance is a winner  MissHoneychurch   May-16-11 11:38 AM   #14 
  - It's astounding. We collectively keep getting better and better entries. As least  Mira   May-16-11 03:17 PM   #15 
  - the photos are great this month  Celebration   May-16-11 10:14 PM   #23 
     - I have no idea how I'll vote. These are collectively awesome. n/t  Mira   May-17-11 09:52 PM   #34 
  - If these entries weren't anonymous, I probably would have hesitated to offer this critique...  regnaD kciN   May-16-11 03:29 PM   #16 
  - I hear ya!  Celebration   May-16-11 03:37 PM   #17 
  - This unnerved me a bit, enough to go through the lineup of photos and study  Mira   May-16-11 09:00 PM   #19 
     - Googling "backlit photos" give this and other similar images:  Ptah   May-16-11 09:20 PM   #20 
     - awesome backlit photo  Celebration   May-16-11 09:29 PM   #22 
     - So is it the dust that is backlit?  Sheepshank   May-17-11 11:21 PM   #35 
        - pretty sure a silhouette IS a backlit photo  Celebration   May-17-11 11:32 PM   #36 
     - interesting thoughts  Celebration   May-16-11 09:22 PM   #21 
        - :hugebigfathumbsup: to your response about all of it n/t  Mira   May-16-11 10:21 PM   #24 
        - I was there when I took my shot,  Blue_In_AK   May-17-11 02:01 AM   #26 
  - Not every  Stevenmarc   May-16-11 11:26 PM   #25 
     - YES  WannaJumpMyScooter   May-17-11 05:45 AM   #27 
  - Dear Celebration: I think the time has come  Mira   May-17-11 08:44 AM   #28 
  - I could only wish  Celebration   May-17-11 08:57 AM   #29 
  - Has this come up? Just to make things a little more interesting...  Mira   May-17-11 09:15 AM   #30 
  - I thought about that  Celebration   May-17-11 09:25 AM   #32 
  - We could start a thread  MissHoneychurch   May-17-11 09:48 AM   #33 
  - "Backlit" definition in the contest  Celebration   May-17-11 09:23 AM   #31 
  - Beautiful collection  Richard D   May-18-11 11:33 PM   #37 
  - +1  Celebration   May-19-11 07:09 AM   #38 
  - You have done really well in this new blind submission format.  tabatha   May-19-11 11:20 AM   #39 
     - Thanks  Celebration   May-19-11 11:53 AM   #40 
 

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