Backlighting. Blessing or Curse?

I was very interested in the Photo Challenge #21 from Jude at Travel Words. The theme is light and in particular backlighting. In this photo the light is all coming in from the huge windows at the end of the arena. This can be a blessing or a curse. For a silhouette like this it is a blessing.


In this photo I had my metering on “spot” so it focused on the dark horse. The bright light in the background went out to almost white.


Last night I took a snap with my phone of the light coming in, at sunset, through the blind and the window panes.

Thank you Jude for this challenge. It was fun be inspired to look for some horse photos with backlighting and the sunset last night was just an extra.


14 responses to “Backlighting. Blessing or Curse?”

  1. sophialorenabenjamin Avatar

    i looked at the pictures and lingered. testimony that they were shot with passion and intent. well done Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment.


  2. dprastka Avatar

    I love it, and I agree the lighting in certain areas can be tricky. Fun there’s a photo challenge to share these great photos! 😀

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks Diana. It is fun to respond to these challenges.

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  3. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Very lovely photographs for the challenge

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Subbashini I’m glad you liked them.


  4. almeidadepaulo Avatar

    I love the backlighting picture Anne!!!

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  5. Heyjude Avatar

    Lovely images. Thank you for sharing them with me. The sunset through the window is wonderful.

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  6. sandyjwhite Avatar

    Great shots, Anne.

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  7. Robert Parker Avatar

    You did very well with this challenge, I’m not sure I’d know where to begin, but I do like silhouettes, and I think your shot of the window with shadows cast onto the shade is an interesting and very pleasing example.

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  8. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    I would say that your images suggest that it is a they are lovely.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you! When i ma looking for a more ordinary photo that shows horse and rider clearly it can be tircky in that arena.

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