PTC: Contre-Jour from Ukraine to NY

by Chossid April. 26, 2012 8400 views

My favorite previous contre-jour photo are HERE [photoblog.com] ~ the first photo, also in Kiev, and HERE [photoblog.com] ~ second photo.

I knew I would be travelling, and didn't know if I would have another chance, so I tried a few shots in my yard ~

Contre-jour, French for ‘against daylight’, refers to photographs taken when the camera is pointing directly toward a source of light. An alternative term is backlighting.

Contre-jour produces backlighting of the subject. This effect usually hides details, causes a stronger contrast between light and dark, creates silhouettes and emphasizes lines and shapes. The sun, or other light source, is often seen as either a bright spot or as a strong glare behind the subject. Fill light may be used to illuminate the side of the subject facing toward the camera. Silhouetting occurs when there is a lighting ratio of 16:1 or more; at lower ratios such as 8:1 the result is instead called low-key lighting.

However, I found ample opportunity to shoot more contre-jour photos on my trip.

This is totally unedited

The magazine on the plane had a perfect contre-jour shot on its cover!

Airport shots

Back in the air

Nearing America as sunset began

And the last 3 from my iPhone in NY

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 7 months ago

Perfect set for this challenge!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 7 months ago

All super shots and great ideas for the challenge, Leah!!! To me #13 really stands out....great work!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sherij 8 years, 7 months ago

The 1st few are right on!! Great all around post!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 7 months ago

fabulous set and 10 is amazing.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mark 8 years, 7 months ago

Great set for this challenge! Love the sunset from the Plane! And the first 3 are wonderful shots!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 7 months ago

Amazing set!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 8 years, 7 months ago

Wowie Zowie Leah, those first two shots are gorgeous. The plane ones are good too.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 8 years, 7 months ago

a lot of these shots would be great for this weeks challenge

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 7 months ago

Awesome shots !!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 8 years, 7 months ago

wonderful set......

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 8 years, 7 months ago

CMAKYN ! :)

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dunja 8 years, 7 months ago

Outstanding set captured superbly... AMAZING shots...love #27 very much!!!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic collection and love the Sunset Shots

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 7 months ago

this is beautifull collection! the most I like pictures from plane! great. bravo!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dave 8 years, 7 months ago

What a cool and varied set. I wasn't sure what #1 was until I looked at #3.
#10 is rather inspirational.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 8 years, 7 months ago

The report from a great voyage in length and history.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marina 8 years, 7 months ago

Great set ! Love #4 and #13

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Petre Sandu 8 years, 7 months ago

very well done! your photos of trips are very interesting and have something special!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 7 months ago

awesome set!
i like 3 and 27 the most!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 8 years, 7 months ago

Incredible.
Nice composition.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 8 years, 7 months ago

Splendid set cant coose just one shot great set

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 7 months ago

Wow
Wonderful captures
Like so much the #13 in the airport

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Maz 8 years, 7 months ago

AMAZING set! I love the first and last the most. The clarity of the first one is perfect. :)))

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