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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date: Sep 1, 2004
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2004

While at Vanier Park in Vancouver I noticed these sailboats in the distance with the sun behind them. I really liked the way the light illuminated their sails.

Technical Details:
Canon 10D
Canon 100-400 IS USM L
ISO 100
f7.1
1/500
400mm

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 367
Avg (all users): 6.2117
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.0219
Avg (non-participants): 6.4015
Views since voting: 1091
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 274
Comments: 29
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/22/2005 04:52:58 PM
New to the site, and just discovered this image. Looking at the images that placed ahead in this challenge, this should definately be a top five finisher. Keep up the good work!
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09/15/2004 09:17:55 PM
I'm very dissapointed that this shot didn't do better. I agree that it was a lot better than the flower shots. Good eye and keep up the great work!
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09/15/2004 05:24:41 AM
Can't belive your image didn't do better than it did. How many backlit flowers can you look at?? I did vote for the third place shot, that was fantastic. Having looked at other comments on your entry, the horizon is down a bit to the right but even so, I think you were rather hard done by. Great shot, keep trying.
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09/15/2004 12:22:36 AM
I just want you to know that I was impressed with this lovely study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 11:51:10 PM
incredible shot. hope it does well.
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09/14/2004 04:10:04 PM
The slim Jim composition works great for this composition.
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09/14/2004 03:44:57 PM
fits the challenge very well, wish it was larger
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09/13/2004 12:01:04 PM
Excellent shot. Captures the action and is very artistic and well balanced at the same time.
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09/12/2004 11:29:00 PM
Fantastic photo! My favorite in this backllighting challenge. I like the neutral tones with the only color in the spinnaker sails.
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09/12/2004 10:37:07 PM
I really like how the color of the sails stands out from the desaturated gray sky and water. I also really like the composition. This shot is served well by the cropping you've done.
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09/12/2004 08:27:09 PM
Printed onto a plastic substrate, framed and mounted with backlighting, this would be great in some yachting bar or coastal city restaurant. Very nice image.
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09/12/2004 02:02:57 PM
Wonderful photo. Good job capturing a common scene in an uncommon light.
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09/12/2004 05:17:59 AM
Needs a contrast boost - feels a little washed out. Otherwise good image
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09/11/2004 08:56:52 PM
Excellent shot, the bird adds to the scene.
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09/11/2004 07:24:27 PM
Very nice. Meets the challenge very well. Well composed. Well captured. Among my top picks.
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09/11/2004 10:24:44 AM
Gosh, this image is beautiful. However, I don't think it meets the challenge. The lighting is obviously coming from the side. So this is directional lighting, and not true backlighting. If the sun were directly behind the boats, and you still managed to keep the boats (the subjects) properly exposed, this would be a winner...according to the rules of the challenge.

This image does need to be framed huge.
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09/10/2004 06:34:53 PM
Good work, good DOF. true backlighting. The bird has a perfect placing and enough space to make a difference.
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09/10/2004 05:24:54 PM
Fantastic balance of colors and tone. Great composition.
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09/10/2004 05:08:48 AM
such a wonderful panoramic shot. meets challenge, not overexposed, good job. 9
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09/09/2004 07:20:07 PM
very well done 9
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09/09/2004 01:51:30 PM
Too bad it wasn't a sunnier day, but you can't help that
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09/09/2004 11:31:09 AM
Beautiful panorama picture .
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09/09/2004 03:04:05 AM
Very nice.
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09/08/2004 10:26:37 PM
Nice light. Seems very busy. I might have focused on one or just a few boats instead of trying to get so many of them into the frame.
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09/08/2004 02:26:44 PM
So GOOD!, only the horizon a little down at the right; a pity You could have got a ribbon but You will do very well in this challenge : a 9 from me
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09/08/2004 12:34:42 PM
This certainly has WOW effect. The energy in the sails are very compelling. I might have cropped out the right 1/3 of the pic; it seems to be in a shadow.
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09/08/2004 09:44:37 AM
I like the way you sized this and cropped it. It's a beautiful shot!
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09/08/2004 06:04:01 AM
nice capture
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09/08/2004 04:05:40 AM
genius....every single boat is backlit....nice focus...good pic
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