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Challenge: Backlighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Belgrade
Date: Nov 25, 2008
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2008


Place: 13 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.3533
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.9811
Avg (non-participants): 6.5263
Views since voting: 2022
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 167
Comments: 16
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/04/2008 06:25:15 PM
"Silhouette - A view of an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior".

Featureless? Far, far from it!
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12/04/2008 02:34:47 PM
I used G5 because at the moment its the only camera I have IR remote for and I was both the model and photographer on this one.
Fired the strobe with Elinchrom Skyport trigger.
G5 is ok to shoot with, it has decent manual controls, raw file format, hot shoe...the lens is not that hot but in this case it turned out fine.

Calliope thanks for your compliments on my breasts :)))
12/03/2008 01:35:50 PM
My breasts weren't that perky at 13. WTF.
Lovely pic and light.
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12/03/2008 11:47:32 AM
the lighting and crop stood out in this one!
great shot and congrats on the top 20, keep it up!
btw i'm amazing how you got such a good result in a studio shot with just a compact cam...how did you fire your strobe?
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12/03/2008 04:59:12 AM
Thanks for comments!

Since aKiwi already commented maybe there is no need for this, but...it seems for some of you the image is too silhouetted and for others it looks like side lighting rather than backlighting?
I forgot to write photographer's comments so here they are - black background, one softbox directly next to it (~20 cm behind), body is slightly turned toward the light so it doesnt become silhouette.
Its just a low key photo, if I used reflector or another light the caracter of the image would change.

aKiwi thank you for encouraging words! (took a look at your profile - there are some great images in it)
12/03/2008 01:34:35 AM
Congratulations on 13th place.

It's amazing how many people mistake this for side lighting.
People! In order to get this sort of picture the light has to be behind the model. It only appears to be from the side as it is just out of the picture.

A great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2008 10:29:58 AM
Beautiful lowkey. This type of photo is normally my speciality.
Looses a point for becoming a shilouette which was not allowed in the description. 7
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11/30/2008 12:29:00 PM
I really like the way the light really draws the model. I like the contrast between the texture of the necklace and the model's skin. 10.
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11/29/2008 04:11:58 PM
Lovely shot. The light reveals form beautifully.
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11/29/2008 01:47:39 PM
Mostly darkness however. Doesn't capture the Renaissance meaning of darkness and light (ciaroscuro) and lacks the foreground detail as specified for the challenge. Nice B&W of delicious lines and female forms, but I give a 5 for being off topic.
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11/27/2008 10:08:34 PM
This is a beautiful photo but it looks more to be side lighting rather than back lighting.
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11/27/2008 07:12:42 PM
Obviously will be top 10... probably ribbon, good luck, it's a great shot, even without the fabulous bosom.
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11/26/2008 08:53:37 PM
It took me a few minutes to notice, but that looks like side lighting. :P
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11/26/2008 01:00:49 PM
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11/26/2008 12:09:37 PM
very nice photo but I se this not as a backlight, I se this as a side light. Fore that I cant give you a full house Sorry
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11/26/2008 04:38:51 AM
beautifully lit but may be a little too much on the silhouette side imo
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