Posts Tagged ‘backlighting’

Backlit

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Widow skimmer dragonfly

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 The combination of colors, shapes and the backlighting creates an interesting abstract design.

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Backlit Fall Leaves

I came across these fall pictures while looking for other pictures. They were taken the end of October.

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The combination of the colors, patterns and backlighting of the sumac leaves

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created dramatic results.

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I admired them for several days then,

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and felt like sharing them today for a pick-me-up on this a cloudy, rainy, cold fall day.

Reflections and Shadows

Two recent rains added up to 1 inch. It still surprised me to find 3 pools in the creek on a morning hike at my rural property.

The mid-morning sun cast a shadow of a floating piece of a leaf. The shapes didn’t match.

These shapes didn’t match either.

If you look close at the lower  edge of the leaf where 2 pieces are missing, you’ll see where the leaf was bending the surface film of the water. This distorted the shadow on the rock below. It also bent the sunlight and created the light edge around it.

This was a surprising fan of greens.

I have no explanation for the 2 following pictures. They’re both so bright and cheerful.

I don’t understand how there’s so little difference between what’s reflected on the water and what’s on the dry rocks.

The greens look lighter than should be, even with the backlighting.

Why are there “leafy pictures” on the dry rocks at all? They look like one picture super imposed over another, and I didn’t do that.