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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 5, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004


Place: 1 out of 367
Avg (all users): 7.4066
Avg (commenters): 8.8649
Avg (participants): 7.3233
Avg (non-participants): 7.4857
Views since voting: 9199
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 273
Comments: 66
Favorites: 54 (view)

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12/24/2005 12:59:24 PM
Stunningly beautiful image. The soft lighting and composition are exquisite.
09/15/2004 04:09:01 PM
Well, I've stepped on some, salted a few but never saw one look so beautiful!! Great Art! Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon, look forward to seeing more of your work!
09/15/2004 03:24:44 PM
Absolutely terrific. Love the detail and subtlety. Congrats!
09/15/2004 10:12:50 AM
Oh wow! He is so cute. Great picture! Congrats.
09/15/2004 09:59:07 AM
Wow, a new member and a blue for the first challenge! Congrats, that's a great way to start. This was one of my favorites in the challenge. Well deserved win!
09/15/2004 09:31:13 AM
Congrautlation ,nice picture.
09/15/2004 09:24:38 AM
Very nice shot! Congratulations!
09/15/2004 07:26:52 AM
awesome picture. congrats :D
09/15/2004 06:20:00 AM
By far the best in this challenge, Congrats!
09/15/2004 06:18:42 AM
Superb capture. Blue ribbon on your first entry!

09/15/2004 05:48:44 AM
Congratulations. First entry and BLUE! Excellent work. Love it!
09/15/2004 05:44:07 AM
Stunning - Congratulations on your first ribbon
09/15/2004 04:29:36 AM
Wow, elsõ futam, elsõ gyõzelem! :-) Csak így tovább, gyönyörûûû felvétel, nagyon hatásos a hottér és szépek a csiga átvilágított részei! :-)
09/15/2004 03:20:40 AM
Lovely shot - which I missed during voting unbelievably (little time). A great use of the technique.
09/15/2004 03:19:24 AM
WOW,,,,Congratulations, what a great shot!!
09/15/2004 03:08:35 AM
Blue ribbon on your first challenge - WOW! Beautiful shot, well deserved win.
09/15/2004 01:35:09 AM
Erõs kezdés! Gratulálok! :)
09/15/2004 01:20:51 AM
a soooo deserved blue!
good job and congrats!
This photo rocks!
09/15/2004 12:23:06 AM
Congratulations Berenyi! One shot, one kill. :) I love the photo!

09/15/2004 12:16:33 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved win. Beautiful shot.
09/15/2004 12:11:40 AM
Whoa! One for one. Great shot!
09/15/2004 12:10:32 AM
Way to go! This was my top pick for the challenge. Congratulations.
09/15/2004 12:10:26 AM
great job congrats
09/15/2004 12:01:42 AM
Give this one a ten!
09/15/2004 12:01:36 AM
Wow.... Grats on the ribbon :)
09/15/2004 12:01:36 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved blue with this outstanding study.
09/15/2004 12:01:02 AM
Wow... congrats on your blue!!!!! ;o)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 05:04:11 PM
great subject, well done...love it
09/14/2004 04:30:07 PM
Nice balance - unusual composition that works really well. I really like the snail but wish there were a bit more light coming through the leaf (or whatever) its on. That part has some great colors that should be brough out a bit more. Don't care for the large border nor the light kline that edges its inside.
09/14/2004 03:22:08 PM
Awesome shot.
09/14/2004 12:45:11 PM
Sure to place in the top ten, maybe top five, maybe even a ribbon. Excellent shot. I wish it wasn't quite so dark overall, but it does meet the challenge and even has a bit of "action" in it. LOL. Good luck, maybe there's a ribbon here? 9
09/14/2004 09:37:07 AM
Beautiful picture.
09/14/2004 09:16:54 AM
best of the bunch (minus the border) ... 10
09/14/2004 07:43:06 AM
Very nice composition and interesting subject matter.
09/13/2004 08:13:29 AM
Beautifully lit...sure to do well.
09/12/2004 07:43:17 PM
This was my favorite image from the entire challenge. The detail, the focus, the color scheme, the backlighting, the almost transparent appearance of the body, the wetness ... its all there. I also love the composition, with the snail practically suspended above the clean, dark void with only a hint of support. Just added this image to my favorites. Congratulations.
09/12/2004 03:54:59 PM
Very sharp and well focused. Composition is perfect
09/12/2004 02:55:21 PM
good form!
1 of my favorites in this challenge!
excellent job
09/12/2004 03:59:49 AM
one of my favorites, well done
09/11/2004 11:27:33 PM
Excellent :)
09/11/2004 10:28:42 PM
Very pretty! Nice lighting. Good job.
09/11/2004 04:11:10 PM
Wonderful composition, exposure. Great detail. In this case the border works great, calms the scene down with that tin line in just the right color.
09/11/2004 08:51:21 AM
This is such a cool shot - well conceived and perfectly executed. The lighting really came out great and I love the simplicity of the composition. Great job!
09/11/2004 04:24:59 AM
the shell detail is amazing, the lighting soft enough to see the details without blowing out the soft body. 8
09/10/2004 08:37:51 PM
Love it! Good luck in the challenge!

Coming back to say that I hope this one ribbons.
09/10/2004 07:48:51 PM
Hey, I like the snail. Great shot. That must have taken a while. 9
09/10/2004 12:49:00 AM
beautiful! This is a great shot...I love how you can see the light through the snails shell...the frame looks great too 10
09/09/2004 11:21:25 PM
I'm not sure how a snail can be elegant but this one is. The shapes and the quality of light make this one special. One of my few 10s for this challenge.
09/09/2004 10:06:19 PM
Very very nice. Just the right amount of light.
09/09/2004 06:59:18 PM
Wow, very nice. Love the detail on the shell.
09/09/2004 02:21:13 PM
09/09/2004 12:50:17 PM
Great lighting and detail....
09/09/2004 08:06:57 AM
Excellent picture , great balancing act
09/09/2004 04:28:05 AM
Very nice shot
09/09/2004 03:10:21 AM
Nice lighting...-8-
09/09/2004 02:17:55 AM
This is a *great* example of backlighiting. I like that you've used the empty space to suggest a precipice that your subject is hanging over. I liked this immediately on viewing. The only thing I *don't* like, is the heavy border. I don't feel it was really necessary, and could have gotten away with a third of it's thickness and been effective.
09/09/2004 02:07:08 AM
Excellent. One of the best I've seen so far. Kudos to you.
09/09/2004 12:39:27 AM
Wonderfully composed and exposed. The frame... well, it's just ok. Still, I give this a 9. Nice job!
09/08/2004 03:59:23 PM
09/08/2004 01:57:37 PM
For me this is the best of this challenge - well done it is beautiful! 9 nope a 10 :)
09/08/2004 10:02:43 AM
superb !!
09/08/2004 08:48:20 AM
wow interesting use of light and focusing is superb, deffinitely one of the better photos ive seen !.
09/08/2004 04:32:21 AM
Excellent idea, well done. This is one of my favourites.
09/08/2004 01:52:15 AM
Can you say perfect? I can. 10
09/08/2004 01:43:29 AM
09/08/2004 01:11:00 AM
Border is perfect. Nice shot! But I have to say: eewwww! icky snail!

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