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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 11:32 PM
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36. pretty sure a silhouette IS a backlit photo
But a pure 100% black silhouette you don't really see the "lit" part of backlit. Doesn't mean it isn't there--but it is more like the dark side of the moon. So, it would depend on what the viewer is looking for. In this photo, it is the "lit" part of the photo that makes the photo a great representation of the theme. Having said that, sans the lit part of the photo, it is still backlit, IMHO. But would I be as likely to vote for it? Probably not. I am speaking now as a voter and not a Czar.

But I would have submitted a pure silhouette photo, most likely, birds against the moon. I guess I wouldn't have voted for it. :shrug:

As you can tell, you asked a complicated question. And a lot of people here would probably answer it differently.

The important thing is that we have a really wide variety of great backlit photos that are entered into the contest. We can see how the voters evaluate them.
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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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