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"The Thinker", but not by Rodin
"The Thinker", but not by Rodin
Joost


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Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 D
Location: Den Helder, Netherlands
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

This shot was taken with a wireless flash behind the subject and to the right. Another light was used to fill in the foreground. Used levels to make the black a little blacker and tweaks the saturation a little. Crop, resize and border to finish.

Statistics
Place: 122 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.4352
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2393
Avg (non-participants): 5.5598
Views since voting: 1115
Views during voting: 468
Votes: 301
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 07:22:41 PM
Interesting
01/17/2006 05:06:33 AM
I like the picture in general; although, I think it doesn't go with the contest. The contest says "Backlighting is the idea of shining light at an object from behind, or lighting areas behind the object you want to highlight." While this definately does show a dominate source of light, it doesn't show anything that I know as a backlight.
01/16/2006 02:42:06 PM
This looks like side lighting but still good
01/15/2006 12:42:20 AM
nice pic....very different idea
01/13/2006 08:42:23 PM
Well I think the title could've done without the second clause, but this image is quite striking. Interesting subject, I love the apparently lack of an abdominal region. Nice crisp black background to bring out the highlighted edges.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2006 04:03:01 PM
I love it, good luck.
01/13/2006 02:08:57 AM
Not woody again, but actuallyy it is very good back-light image so hope it does well in the challenge..... I like the finish on woody, as it looks like it has been sealed or varnished, which I think may improve the lighting.
01/12/2006 08:27:30 AM
What does this have to do with backlighting?
01/11/2006 05:45:47 AM
To dark background


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