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Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak P880
Location: Bathroom @ Home
Date: Jan 6, 2006
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Snapshot, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2006

This is my first offical entry here at DP Challenge...I was working on photos for this challenge and none seemed to be working for me...that's when I decided to go into my bathroom and remove my make-up. I looked in the mirror for about 30 secs and said to myself, "If the camera is behind my head, then essentially I'll be "back-lit". After about ten shots, I finally found came across this one that worked after a quick crop and level adjust.

Place: 317 out of 324
Avg (all users): 3.6283
Avg (commenters): 3.5455
Avg (participants): 3.4261
Avg (non-participants): 3.7513
Views since voting: 1235
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 304
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2006 12:25:27 AM
i would really like to see a picture of you with your makup on
01/19/2006 11:28:24 AM
Originally posted by marksimms:

Did anyone else get slightly disturbed by the "when I decided to go into my bathroom and remove my make-up." Sentence??? Anyone?

Yeah! Not sure about that..
01/18/2006 11:38:30 AM
definitly interesting....good thinkin
01/18/2006 09:48:27 AM
Did anyone else get slightly disturbed by the "when I decided to go into my bathroom and remove my make-up." Sentence??? Anyone?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 10:23:15 PM
Very creative use of backlighting, what hurts you here is the lack of focus.
01/17/2006 07:22:42 AM
01/16/2006 07:49:08 AM
As your a strong lookign man, im not posting any critics :)
01/16/2006 06:25:21 AM
01/16/2006 12:58:32 AM
an interesting way of backlighting a subject
01/14/2006 10:29:51 PM
01/13/2006 07:28:35 PM
Nice idea!
01/13/2006 05:41:47 PM
Your background is distracting and the flash burst and glare draws the eyes away from the subject which I wish were in focus. I like the way the light captures the texture of your hair - there's on good piece for the challenge. Setting a table lamp without its shade behind yourself and the camera on a tripod or table in fron of you would be a better start. A dark background, or at least a uniform one would emphasize the subject better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2006 03:05:38 PM
ummm. not sure what to say.... 1)focus 2)have someone else take it for you
01/13/2006 10:42:42 AM
literal inepretation of challenge
01/12/2006 10:50:04 PM
I like the raw quality and the colors. You have used backlighting in such a blatent, irreverent way. Nice. 6.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/11/2006 05:06:52 PM
He is a bit out of focus and the flash is very distracting however the girls at work say you should have illuminated him from behind and you would have got 10s for sure :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/11/2006 03:02:34 PM

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