Backlit Boys

By: danitacahill

Jul 10 2012

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Category: Black & White, Child Photograhy, Contrast, Photography, Photojournalism, Portrait photography, Seascape, Summer, Travel, Water

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These are my guys.

We all went through this tunnel under the road from the Agate Beach State Park parking lot to the beach last month.

I saw the backlighting coming up and I was ready for it. But even with camera out and adjusted, there were people behind me in the tunnel. So, I had only one second to stop and shoot a single frame. Pausing any longer would have created a human traffic jam.

Tunnels and culverts are a fun way to try your photographic hand at backlighting people or pets.

The shot is not perfect, but it’s fun. With the high contrast, it would also lend itself well to a monochrome processing.

If you look closely, you can see the Pacific Ocean a couple of inches from the top of the frame.

We went to this particular beach to see the concrete and steel dock that washed ashore from Japan. The dock was ripped loose from its moorings more than a year prior after an earthquake created a tsunami.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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