It would have been a nice picture in COLOR!!
Black and white photos are DEAD, literally and figuratively!! The world in which we live is a world of colors, not black and white. There are the pretentious people who associate black and white photos with artistic photos but it is a false belief!!
You should get rid of these contests focused exclusively in black and white!! Or always ask to give the color version of the black and white pictures shown.
Black and white photos is like asking you to watch TV in black and white when we are now having TVs in 1080p color and even in 4K color HDR and wide color gamut!!
Any links on the user guides for each of these 7 Adobe Photoshop plugins for the Google Nik Software? Thanks.
Anyone has the user guide in pdf format for each of these 7 Google Nik Software Adobe Photoshop plugins?
Thanks in advance for the ones happy to help.
Another black and white stupid contest!! Wake up, we live in a colorful world, not in a black and white color!!! Therefore, these back and white contests should ALWAYS ask to provide the color version of the black and white pictures provided.
It is like asking us to go back to the black and white TVs when we are not in the era of 1080p color TVs and entering the new era of 4K color TVs!!!
OMG, another black and white photo worshiper who thinks that black and white photos add something "artistic" or special when the truth is that black and white photos are photos that miss a lot, their colors!!
It is like reverting back to black and white TVs when we are now in the era of 1080p color TVs and soon in the 4K color TV era!!!!!
Wake up, we live in a colorful world and therefore your pictures MUST reflect this colorful reality, not the stupid and false idea that there would be anything artistic with black and white pictures when these black and white pictures are missing the colorful reality that is all around us!!
I suggest that when you have this unhealthy urge of doing a challenge with black and white photos, you ask the participants to provide BOTH the black and white photo as well as its color version and this way we will judge if the black and white photo really adds something special compared to the original color one!!
Why not make these new Nikon cameras with interchangeable lenses instead of fixed lenses?!!I would NEVER buy cameras with fixed lenses!!
Where was this picture taken? Thanks.
PieterVuylsteke: In Belgium.
On the boundery of the Condroz and the Famenne. Famenne is a plateau that is a bit higher than the Condroz. One needs to cross some up and downhills to get onto that plateau.
Temperature was about 10 degrees, but remaining snow produced cold air and thus fog.
I forced my luck to be there at the right moment. Remember Galen Rowell.
Hello Pieter, thanks for your feedback on the location and on sharing with us such a beautiful picture.
Where is this castle located? Thanks.
Where was this picture taken? Which river or lake is it? Thanks.
Thanks for sharing this really nice picture. From where was it taken?
Where was it taken? Thanks for sharing this nice picture.
Where was it taken? And when was it taken? Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Honestly, in 2015, to ask photographers to provide black and white pictures for a challenge is completely stupid and ridiculous.It is like asking to watch TV in a very old black and white version of it instead of using the color TVs that are now at least at 1080p!!!
The world is in color, not in black and white and therefore, for this reason alone, asking black and white pictures in a challenge is stupid.
I know that many people have this false idea that black and white pictures are artistic but they are not at all; in fact, they are dead, without life pictures, as it is color in our world that makes any object and person alive and then, when we die, then we indeed become black and white!!
Thanks for sharing this nice picture.
Which lake is it, which location is it?
Thanks for sharing this beautiful close-up picture. I love hummingbirds! They are so beautiful!
Strange to call it rufous when it does not look red at all! It looks more like brown or brown-orange.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture. One of my favorite birds.
MichaelIsGreat4: A black and white picture in 2015? I never fail to be highly disappointed when someone posts such a black and white picture, no matter how good it is! Obviously, this picture would have been way much better in color!!!For this reason alone, this picture should not get a 1st place even though it is a good picture.
Oh, here we are!! You said it yourself: "And whether 2015 or 3015, B&W images will still be around due to their artistic nature."
IT IS A MYTH!!! (Capitals only to highlight important words). There is NOTHING AT ALL artistic about a black and white picture!! In fact, the black and white nature of such a B&W picture kills the picture, whitewashing it of its colorful life!! It is one of those bogus, false, ridiculous ideas that has been around for way too long and if I am the only one on the planet to destroy this myth for good, so be it!!
Having said that, you are entitled to believe or like black and white pictures even if you falsely believe in their artistic nature but this picture cannot, should not and does not deserve to be at the first place for this very reason that it is in black and white!!So, I respectfully disagree with you in a friendly way I could say.