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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Lancaster, CA
Date: Sep 7, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004

My daughter against the sun with levels and contrast auto'd. Rotated and cropped a bit of the sun out at the top. First entry with my D70 but still getting the hang of it all.

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Avg (commenters): 4.7727
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Views since voting: 787
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 269
Comments: 24
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09/14/2004 08:57:37 PM
The glare is very distracting
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09/14/2004 05:10:26 PM
I wasnt sure about this one at first. It seems very harsh, but the effect is very interesting. You lose some detail on the face. I'm just not sure what to make of this photo.
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09/14/2004 04:17:38 PM
A bit too much glare here - but I know what you tried to achieve and it does work very nicely. She looks a little miserable though which jars with the beauty in the light.
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09/14/2004 05:19:17 AM
Its certainly backlit, but too much in my opinion. Needs less exsposure. Always a tricky one backlighting because the camera's auto exsposure will not be able to cope. Try shooting a series of shots with a range of settings then pick the best one. Unless you intended it to be this way of course?
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09/13/2004 10:33:33 PM
too overexposed for me.
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09/13/2004 05:27:07 AM
nope, this doesnt work...
09/12/2004 10:46:11 AM
I'm assuming the flare was intentional, but I have to be honest, I just don't like it. this could be a great shot without it. Even leaving the flare and cropping out the top right would make this better (top right is so bright it hurts the eyes). 5
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09/11/2004 07:18:06 PM
This is a great image, very well composed. IMO the lens artifacts over power the photo and detract from the image.
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09/11/2004 02:41:18 PM
very nice image but lots of harsh interfering light and lens flares which collectively take away from the model and the image itself. a bit darker with less interfering light in front would be fabulous.
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09/10/2004 10:33:23 AM
It's too hard to overcome the glare to see the picture details.
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09/10/2004 04:55:32 AM
this is a very lovely photograph. i love the colours and the lighting - the whole thing is steeped in feeling and ideas. thoughts of iconic images of the early seventies comes to mind, and is strangely evocative of France, for some reason. the only thing i would add is that your model might have tried smiling a little bit - not madly but have at least a bit of a grin - all the sinshine and warm colours should really be with a happier sense of feeling, but maybe that's just me. still, a captivating (challenge fitting) shot. well done. 9.
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09/09/2004 06:44:44 AM
Lost in the flare
09/09/2004 04:10:33 AM
Maybe too much backlight? Otherwise the mood is fantastic
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09/08/2004 11:22:04 PM
This hurts my eyes!
09/08/2004 09:22:25 PM
I can't see her eyes for all the bright colors. I like the colors.
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09/08/2004 07:21:47 PM
A nice idea, but I think you took the exposure too far and the photo looks a bit grainy.
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09/08/2004 03:35:50 PM
Absolutely love this photo. Great expression and composition. 9
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09/08/2004 01:55:48 PM
Really interesting, did You anticipate so many "light spots"?
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09/08/2004 06:45:04 AM
I really like this for the effect it creates. It's far from technically perfect but it's awesome for the feeling it gives.
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09/08/2004 05:19:55 AM
now that would be a stunning pic if you had controlled the lens flare.
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09/08/2004 04:56:32 AM
I like this shot a lot because the light is really the subject of the photo, while not completely overpowering the woman. Very creative take on this challenge.
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09/08/2004 02:49:10 AM
I feel the light is just a little *too* bright. The idea is wonderful, but the wash-out just distracts me too much, and there's just not enough contrast in the model.
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09/08/2004 01:28:36 AM
It's a nice effort but the light being cast from the right is quite distracting. It almost makes *me* squint.
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09/08/2004 12:58:48 AM
While the flare is an interesting idea it completely overwhelms the image without providing any aesthetic or emotional impact.
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