Dramatic Light: Back Lighting, Rim Lighting

Challenge #4 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Amateur film used to come with tips - including how to light your subject by putting the light source behind you (shoot with the sun at your back). By now you've probably recognized that shooting into the light can create a dramatically different look ... if you get the exposure correct. For the best effect, make sure your subject is against a dark background. Show us your best example of a well exposed rim lit or back lit subject. (This challenge requires effort. Please note Additional rules and examine the sample images.)
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The Little Sun
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This photograph was taken in surburban bushland during the filming of a short film titled "Little Sun". The image depicts a film extra dressed in full military gear - including a rifle This is my second submission due to being disqualified the first time I submitted (due to a lack of support for the image) Further details can be found below.
Submitted: Wednesday, 19th August, 2009 13:44 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 25th April, 2009
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F2.5
ISO: 1600
Notes: The majority of adjustments made to this image were made in Adobe Camera Raw. (Slight exposure / curves adjustment, vignetting, colour correction). The image was then brought into Photoshop for a final contrast adjustment with curves and sharpened before export to JPEG.
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