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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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