~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #247: Backlit ~

This week Ann-Christine invites us to feature our “dramatic, stunning and eye-catching” photos that are a result of backlighting. In my first photo I wanted to capture the action of a strong easterly wind when it lifted spray from the top of incoming waves as the sun was setting.

Below is a subtle, overcast sunset with the breaker’s tops again being caught-up in the wind. The Gull seems not to notice a thing!

Tree branches upon the sky, be it gray or bright blue, always attract my attention. Birds migrating through in autumn drew me to the photo on the left, and the chartreuse leaves of spring on the right charmed me.

Dune rye-grass bending in a strong northerly wind are backlit by the sun reflecting upon the ocean. Although the shot on the right looks black and white, it is an unfiltered photo of a scene where the natural light and color tones of sky and clouds create what I call “natural sepia”.

The sun was rising through a thick fog, as this mature Bald Eagle surveyed the ocean from its perch.

Most photographers love the light of ‘the golden hour’, whether it’s sunrise or sunset. Watching these two young people frisk along the shoreline at sundown was pure delight!

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. 🐾

Thanks again to Ann-Christine for this opportunity to present some favorite, dramatic, backlit images!

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9 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #247: Backlit ~

  1. A fine range with interesting captions

  2. Leya says:

    And they are beautifully captured, Lindy! Love especially your silhouettes and the seascapes with the waves roaring. You live in beautiful surroundings.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    I’m with Ann-Christine Lindy – what a beautiful area you live in! You’ve taken maximum advantage of it in the ethereal images. Well done!

  4. Wind Kisses says:

    I loved the comparisons you shared with us. The birds migrating in the autumn and the chartreuse leaves in the spring were a great examples of backlit in different seasons. The dunes and “natural sepia” are my favorites. Always a story to tell on the dunes. Very nice, Lindy.

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