Backlight Landscape Photography

Landscape, Photography

Backlight is where the light is shining towards the camera lens. It is a bit tricky but challenging to photograph. I have taken pictures of shadows and silhouettes this way in the past. During my recent trip to Letchworth State Park in western part of Finger Lakes region in New York State, I saw some beautiful foliage scenes in late afternoon when the sun was shining on the leaves making them almost translucent in front of my camera. I just could not pass them up.

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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

11 thoughts on “Backlight Landscape Photography”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated and thanks for stopping by my blog frequently. Hopefully, I’ll continue have travel and photo adventures to share in the future.

      • aristocraticred says:

        I hope you will too as I really admire your work.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thanks, I love backlight shots of nature, landscape and even portrait.

    • shungphotography says:

      Backlit is one of my favorite light conditions to photograph and glad to know you love these photos. Thanks.

      • I have a background in art but have only been using photography as a creative outlet for the last year. The abundance of techniques is overwhelming and amazing at the same time!

  1. shungphotography says:

    The advanced digital camera accompanied by the powerful photo editing software changes everything (almost) about the photography. I’m learning the new trick everyday. — Stephen

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much from a fellow photographer, much appreciated!

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