*******Challenge 59 - 'Black & White' ********

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*******Challenge 59 - 'Black & White' ********
Sep 12, 2008

First of all, thanks to Roscoe for hosting such a well organised and judged challenge. I particularly admired the time and effort that he put into the the well thought out critiques that he posted with his results.

For this new challenge I've decided to choose the subject of:

'Black & White'

Over recent months I've become increasingly fascinated by the power and simplicity of B&W photos. When the distraction of colour is removed, all the important photographic qualities of composition, texture, tone and subject become more important.

I also believe that B&W offers a greater scope for peronal artistic expression.

I know that some of you out there are experts in B&W photography and I'm hoping that you'll submit your best work but I'm also hoping that those of you who haven't yet tried converting your images to B&W will give it a try....who knows, it may even spark a new passion in you.

I'll post a few examples of my own photos below but I want to say that whilst I'm open to sepia toned entries, I'm not keen on partially coloured photos where all the colour is removed apart from a small area of the photo.

I'll accept entries from any make or type of camera.

Ian
http://ianbramham.aminus3.com/
http://photo.net/photos/ian.bramham

In the rules below, which I have copied from the previous challenge, please pay heed to the direction to "Please reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post if you are submitting an entry and please RENAME THE SUBJECT TO INDICATE THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTO ENTRY." Entries placed in a lateral ravel of the thread may be overlooked.

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This Challenge will end Friday, the 19th of September at 11.59 pm GMT.

R U L E S:

The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. You post ONE image (if you post more than one image, the first will be your entry in the challenge). The host chooses a winner after closing. The decision of the judge (the Host) is final. The judge is not eligible. The winner then chooses the next topic, runs the challenge, judges the winner and passes on the baton to that person. If the winner fails to post a new challenge within 72 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours.

Any picture you’ve taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera it was taken with.

You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera, lens and exposure info along with your photo. Feel free to comment on other contestant’s images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put (CC) next to the title of your image [e.g. Sunset with Canada Geese (CC)].

VERY IMPORTANT!!! - Please reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post if you are submitting an entry and please RENAME THE SUBJECT TO INDICATE THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTO ENTRY.

THE PICTURE THAT YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER MUST NOT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED IN A PREVIOUS CHALLENGE

Please embed your image in the thread. Try to resize your photos prior to posting so they’re sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll ( 800 to 1000 pixels on the longest side works best.)

Instructions for embedding a photo:

Basically putting http: your-hosting-site/ your-photo.jpg will show your photo here. This means you can:

1. While your photo on Pbase (or any other web site) is open, copy the URL address from the address box on your tool bar, then paste it into your reply thread. Add a .jpg extension to get the photo to show up. Click on preview to make sure it’s what you want.

or

2. Right click on the image in Pbase (or where ever you’ve hosted it), click on “Properties”... highlight the link with the .jpg extension on it and paste it into your message text.

Provide any additional information concerning your entry you want.

Links to previous Challenges follow in the next post

Packhorse Bridge, Wasdale Head, The Lake District (Nikon D40 and Sigma 10-20)

Striving for the Light (Nikon D40 and kit lens)

Abandoned Boat, Fleetwood (Nikon D40 & Sigma 10-20)

Coal Fired Power Station, Lincolnshire (nikon D40 & Nikon 70-300vr)

Morecambe Bay (Nikon D40 & Sigma 10-20)

Manchester's Imperial War Museum - architect Daniel Libeskind (Nikon D40, Sigma 10-20 with 10 stop ND filter

Manchester Ship Canal at dawn (Fuji F31 compact camera)

'Long Dead'...a photo from Manchester's Imperial War Museum (Fuji F31 compact camera)

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