Lens-Artists Challenge #247 Backlit

Backlight Photography

In backlit photography, the subject of a photograph is illuminated from behind, creating a halo effect around the subject resulting in a dramatic image.

This can also result in a Silhouette of the subject.

The light source is either the Sun or any other strong lighting source.

In my experience, one is not successful most of the time in getting that halo effect.  (possible only with professional photographers)

Is it a must that the light source should be behind the subject?

Backlight photography does not mean that the photographer, the subject and the light source all should be in the same line.

Simply put, it depends on how you position your subject between the camera and the light source for that creativity.

In my examples, Sun is my backlight source.


I was surprised to see the thin rim of glow along the edges of the dome, which I didn’t realize when I was capturing the scene.

This glow disappears surprisingly if I make any adjustments during editing/developing.

I am unable to explain.

“Sometimes the beauty of a moment can only be truly captured by the way the light shines through it.” Unknown



Backlit Trees

“A backlit tree is a natural work of art, a masterpiece painted by the sun.” Unknown




“The backlit sunrays are like pathways of light leading us towards a brighter future.” – Unknown





“The silver lining of the clouds is like a beacon of light, guiding us through the darkest of nights.” – Unknown


Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

Image by © PTP-2023 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Ann Christine’s LAPC #247-Backlit


10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #247 Backlit

  1. The dome is fantastic! Funny to think with editing it disappeared, so it was a great capture. Love the path and silver lining clouds. All the quotes brought the photos to a new level. 👍🏼

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  2. Excellent photos and quotes – the dome is spectacular! i also love the sunlit path and the silver lining. Interesting with the dome…that the lining disappeared if you tried editing.

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