An excellent beginning. For the record, you could have kept the blue too and it still meets the challenge rules.
Rastoff: I thought the rules for this were simple. Sure, the object is difficult, but that's why it's a challenge.
In the future I will work harder to make the rules more clear.
I put it back.
I thought the rules for this were simple. Sure, the object is difficult, but that's why it's a challenge.
Very nice pic kt. I had to look really close to see that this was not post processed into B&W.
Well, I have to eat a little crow here. I posted a sample photo without looking at it closely first. I posted a picture of the moon that had indeed been processed into black and white which is not the intent here. It was a genuine mistake and I intended to post a different picture.
I can see where that would cause some confusion. I have removed the wrong picture and replaced it with the correct one. Sorry for the mistake.
Buzz Lightyear: Please clarify what you mean by: "Take a picture of black or white or both as it occurs in nature." Since you state neither (black nor white) truly exists in nature, this is a bit confusing. Do you mean to take a picture of something that exists "naturally" in black and white. That is . . . the image would appear black and/or white without special processing to remove colors (e.g., like a colored picture of a zebra). What are you really wanting?
The zebra is a good example. It's stripes are not truly black or white, but we categorize them as such. So, a zebra is a good subject for this challenge.
Post processing in color is not the idea. The idea is to find things or subjects that come as close as possible to black or white as it occurs naturally.
Does that help?
Sorry for the confusion. Looking for pictures that have black and/or white in them, but naturally occurring. This is why I posted a picture of the moon as an example. The space is black, but the moon itself reflects what appears to be white.
Since neither black nor white truly exist in nature, find subjects that are as close as you can get. There are already some really good pics submitted. Follow their example.
They call me Hans: So...it has to naturally be black and white? No post processing?
Correct. Trying to post process a picture into black and white is not the goal. The goal is to find subjects that get as close as possible to white or black or both.
This hits the spirit of the challenge perfectly.
Congrats on the win. This image fits the challenge perfectly and is a really good pic. You took something that normally would have no interest to anyone and make it into a really nice picture. Well done.
How does this meet the requirements of the challenge?
I really like this pic. I wish it was a tad crisper. I know that's nit picking, but the composition is so nice. If it were just a shade more crisp on the focus this would really be world class.
This is a cool little snake. I wish you had cropped it closer.
According to what I see it's legal. It's a great picture.
I really like this picture, but I fail to see how it's a dry tree. Anything standing in the middle of water doesn't strike me as dry.
It takes effort and time to make a quality photograph. Being disqualified when all the rules were followed exactly, is foul.
This is an interesting picture, but I don't see a rainbow.
If a series is submitted, how will we know they belong together? We won't know the author and they are shown in random order.
onlooker: Folks, I propose a little twist in voting - when you look at the entries and see one you are not interested in, just skip it and go to the next one. Do not vote it down. If you see an entry you consider interesting, please vote from 3 to 5 stars. If the results are encouraging, perhaps it might help DPR change the voting system to one that would de-emphasize negative voting and sandbagging.
Thank you for your consideration.
To discuss the challenge, please go to this post on the forum:
Not voting is almost the same as voting low. The algorithm includes the number of votes as well as the rating. So, someone who gets only one vote, even if that vote is a 5, they could still end up very low in the ranking.
As long as you have a number system and allow anyone to vote, the voting will always have trouble.
My first pic was DQ'd, but I'm not sure why. I guess it is because of the capture date. I thought processing it after the announcement met the criteria. So, I took another today. I hope this one is acceptable.
It was never my intention to thwart the rules.