This morning when I walked out open the greenhouse, the sun was just peaking over the mountain. There was a light mist in the air and the light beaming down was backlighting the lupines and other plants. It was a nice effect that you can see in the photo.
Backlighting has been the source of a lot of my favorite photos. In the photo above, it adds a nice atmospheric effect, while in some of my backlit leaf shots, it emphasizes the color and the structure of the plant. But be careful, try and shoot your backlit subjects against a darker background and not a bright sky; which will silhouette your subject, and give you a photo where your subject image is way too dark.
Anyway, keep your eyes open so you can recognize interesting backlit subjects when you are walking around with your camera.
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