Backlit: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2015

Back lighting brings out aspects in flowers and other things in nature that are not immediately visible on viewing otherwise.


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015

The back lit boat still waiting to be used.


© irene waters 2015

Back lighting will give silhouettes


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© irene waters 2015

and make you think there is a heaven up there.


© irene waters 2015

Bundy and this bear were both back lit although possibly not in photographic terms.

101 Berne 5

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© irene waters 2015

Other items can become more interesting with the backlighting such as this blind


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© irene waters 2015

and without back lighting stained glass windows would not show up in colour.


© irene waters 2015

In response to Paula’s Thursday Special

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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18 Responses to Backlit: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    So many good examples, Irene. Thank you for being so creative and generous. I think I like best your golden cloud.

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  3. Norah says:

    These are gorgeous, Irene. The flowers look amazing. I’m disappointed to see the dinghy still sitting unused in the shed. But my favourite one of all is the cloud that made me think of heaven – beautiful, and beautiful thoughts. Thank you.

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  4. Beautiful. Love backlight on flowers and clouds.


  5. Interesting photos Irene

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  6. restlessjo says:

    The flowers are ‘heavenly’ 🙂 🙂

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  7. Light makes a huge difference in the appearance of things. Many art lessons I taught kids how to look carefully at the quality of light before they began to create their paintings or drawings. Light suggests other-worldliness and of course has mystical and spiritual meaning, perfect for this season. Well done, Irene.

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    • Thanks Sharon. I found it interesting in our Art appreciation class learning about light. I had no idea some of those early artists made lots of little models and put them in cardboard boxes and shone light through windows to get the shadows and lighting right.Light certainly makes a huge difference in photography so I should have realised before I started my classes that painting light would be just as important.


  8. Charli Mills says:

    So many examples! I really like the flowers, but I’ve also loved the silhouettes backlighting creates.

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