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  #182 Contre Jour / Backlighting
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Refuge from the Sun       ©2017 bryanshoots
Panasonic DMC-LX7       3rd place, 155 points
1/320s, f2.8, ISO 80, 24mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjust curves, cropped, brighten some dark areas, convert to black and white.       Extra Info: Kids use to play with this unused concrete cylinder.
 
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mrsawyer
Feb 24, 2017
    Congrats on your highest Open finish ever! Great idea and well-done.

bryanshoots
Feb 20, 2017
    Thank you all for your comments. I initially cropped it into square, but I kinda like the long shadow to the left which leads to her face. The background to the right is not helping. By the way this girl also appeared on my main entry.

Mepo
Feb 20, 2017
    Congrats - a great example of backlighting.

NEAT
Feb 20, 2017
    Awww so glad this did well for you, the light is just beautiful, The girl looks like she is in a meditative pose.

ysal
Feb 20, 2017
    Congrats on a well-deserved finish!

Lo
Feb 20, 2017
    Congratulations Bryanshoots - This was a great choice for the back-lit theme.

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Lo
Feb 20, 2017
    I like your choice of subject, and back lighting really works to focus attention on the little girl. I am intrigued by the shadows on the right, and would have preferred to see less of the greenery on the left, however, the background and the position of the sun may not have made this possible.

NEAT
Feb 20, 2017
    I can relate to this, a great place to sit and chill and think! My top pick!

Old Finn
Feb 19, 2017
    Suits to the topic. In my favorites.

RobertLavker
Feb 19, 2017
    Nicely done - great example of back lighting. My only small concern is the amount of space on the left hand side of the image. I think a bit of cropping in this area would emphasize the subject.

jomari
Feb 19, 2017
    A lovely, candid portrait which fits the theme well. My number 3 pick. (Have you tried cropping off the left side and making a square composition?)

babysister
Feb 18, 2017
    I love everything about this photo.

aoc46
Feb 18, 2017
    Like the pose of the girl but find the other pipe, etc., beyond to be distracting. Might it be better if she had taken refuge in that farther pipe?

cookiejar
Feb 17, 2017
    A very strong entry. I like the casual feel and the technical clarity of the subject.

mazarak
Feb 17, 2017
    Beautiful! The backlight works perfectly through the tube - I also like the off centre composition.

Mepo
Feb 17, 2017
    On theme for sure. Your model doesn't look too happy though. Excellent backlighting.

forkcandles
Feb 17, 2017
    nice one, well spotted

ysal
Feb 17, 2017
    Candid and playful, great composition. Perfect backlighting too.
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