Day 287—Say What?

My Flickr group’s theme yesterday was “Contre-jour,” a photographic technique that produces backlighting of the subject. I’d never heard the term before but given the definition from Wikipedia that was used to describe the challenge, roughly translated from what I can remember of my high school French, it means “against the day” or perhaps, “against the daylight.” The definition in the challenge included these sentences: “This effect usually hides details, causes a stronger contrast between light and dark, creates silhouettes and emphasizes lines and shapes. The sun, or other light source, is often seen as either a bright spot or as a strong glare behind the subject.” I didn’t try it yesterday, but, this morning, when I went outside in search of Arnold (see yesterday’s post Experiments With Flash to see who Arnold is) I looked at the sun spinner garden ornament and knew that it met yesterday’s challenge. I think the spider webs reflected in the shot add interest.