Backlighting

Lighting the backside of a tree or shrub will make the object seem to jump out of its setting.

Backlighting is another natural lighting technique that is utilized often in professional landscape lighting systems.  Backlighting is typically a softer form of lighting that creates depth and visual interest in the landscape.  Notice as the sun sets to the West, the trees on the ridgeline or in silhouette show up against the illuminated horizon.

backlighting