***Mini Challenge #336 - Black and White ***

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averagjoe Contributing Member • Posts: 868
***Mini Challenge #336 - Black and White ***

This weeks mini challenge is Black and White. While this may have been the subject of a past challenge I trust that some of us still works in this medium, and have new images to share.

Many photographic sins can be, and are, covered by the judicious use of saturated colors. What I want to do is challenge you to produce and present images in the reduced reality of black and white and rely on the use of contrast, tonality, shape and texture without the prettifying effect of color.

I'm open to any subject from portraiture to landscapes. Creative use of light and shadow will influence my judgment, as will the application of appropriate composition, and I will give extra points for simplicity.

The mini begins today, Wednesday February 22 and will end next Wednesday Feb 29 at 10 pm PST.

You may enter up to three competition images, and one for fun if you wish. Please try to post them all in one post.

The host chooses the winner after the challenge closes (usually after one week). 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 you submit a photo, please check in when the winners are posted. The first place winner is expected to host the next challenge. If the first place person cannot host, it moves to the 2nd place, etc. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and/or camera used.

Please reply to the ORIGINAL (THIS) post if you are submitting an entry and please remember to change the Subject of your post to display your name or picture titles. This way, when someone comments (i.e. replies), it will refer specifically to you. If all entries read "Re: Mini Challenge #335... it would be very boring to scan the list.

Please give a title to each photo - this makes it easier to differentiate when giving comments. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put an asterisk * next to the title of the image.


Please embed your image in the thread. Also please re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (approx. 800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

As a show of courtesy, and to save bandwidth, please remove the original post when replying, so you don't bring back any previous photos.

Challenge topics and winners thanks to blademeister http://homepages.peakpeak.com/~blade/minichallenge.html

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