Project 52: Playing with Backlight (4)

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.
– Emily Dickinson

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers.  In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme.  Today is our last post that focuses on backlighting, which is when the main light source is located behind the subject.

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this wire that regularly attracts all these pigeons.  When I finally went to shoot it, I had to aim directly into the sun, so I couldn’t really see the details of what I was capturing until I downloaded the files back at home.  I have to admit that I was really excited about the detail in the pigeons who were flying toward the wire.

Please continue along in our creative blog circle to see the gorgeous work of my friend Kelly Roth Patton.  Click HERE to see Kelly’s creative play on backlighting.

Baby Lashes


This month I am taking a class that has a daily shooting project.  I am focusing on “details” for this, so expect a lot of close-ups and macros for the next few weeks.  While I will surely shoot a lot of flowers, food and the like, I am also hoping to capture some of the bitty details of my babies, like Alexa’s eyelashes here.