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Challenge: Backlighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: home
Date: Nov 22, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Portraiture, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2008

Playing with words, the concept and hey! christmas is close.

Sadly, I didn't have time to make another shoot with the same idea. I could make the lights a bit better, but anyway...

Cropped, and tweaked the colors and such.

Place: 181 out of 239
Avg (all users): 4.6818
Avg (commenters): 5.5333
Avg (participants): 4.4118
Avg (non-participants): 4.8155
Views since voting: 798
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 154
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/09/2008 05:06:09 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: Unfortunately, this capture is really lacking from a technical standpoint. I do like the idea, and I LOVE naked women, but I think that the focus is a bit too hard to find. That coupled with the overly warm red tones of the image leaves this one a bit short of strong execution.

Lighting: Interesting, but just not a strength. Its really hard to say what would have helped you achieved the lighting that you were after in this one. Perhaps some fill flash, not much, then a little bit quicker of a shutter speed.

Composition/Content: I like the content, and I like the idea. I think that the composition would have fit this one well if the execution of the shot had been stronger.

My Opinion: Nice play on words, but you missed the challenge by a mile. It specifically called for an image that used lighting from behind your subject, meaning that your subject was between you and your primary lighting. Even still, I like the idea. I think that this one was scored pretty accurately.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
12/05/2008 05:39:46 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments! Unfortunately the execution didn't go as I wished... just had a bit of time to try the concept out and this photo was the best one that came out. It's not nice for the model to be being burned by the lights while I was worried about the light and the composition and those things :P
I wanted to make another session but no time :/

But well... it was fun :)
12/03/2008 08:11:01 AM
I see I was wrong as to whose entry this was. More than one person had the same crazy idea.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2008 09:50:16 PM
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  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2008 06:56:44 PM
12/02/2008 12:17:53 PM
I love the play on words - after looking at dozens of macros of glass, flowers and fruit - this is very welcome!
12/01/2008 02:36:01 PM
"back lighting" -- nyuck nyuck. ;-)
11/30/2008 11:59:53 PM
Cute idea.
11/30/2008 02:17:16 AM
i was wondering when a picture playing with the title would come up.
very funny :D
11/29/2008 11:32:34 PM
I am all for out of the box thinking, but I don't think it follows the guidelines clearly stated unfortunately. I am sure you are prepared for that though!
11/29/2008 10:58:16 PM
great literal interpretation lol .. so... TEN
11/29/2008 10:08:01 PM
ha ha very funny
11/29/2008 04:04:08 PM
Hahaha. That one is an original.
11/29/2008 12:32:45 PM
Hehe. Or is it hohoho? Maybe hooha! Needs more skin detail.
11/27/2008 10:10:31 PM
Ok, got to say that I really do not find anything good or interesting about this photo... except that you took the challenge name totally out of context. I find it hilarious. Nice one.
11/27/2008 07:11:12 PM
7 for creativity and giving me a good chuckle :-)
11/26/2008 03:40:33 PM
Back Light lol good one
11/26/2008 06:38:38 AM
Cool idea, unfortunately not too good in execution
11/26/2008 04:41:02 AM
Snigger snigger... I got it.
11/26/2008 03:54:56 AM
very droll

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