>>>Mini Challenge #6 Black and White<<<

davevdavev Getting older by the dayPosts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
edited July 12, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #6 Black and White.

Many of us have shots that we took in color, and no matter what you do it in Photoshop,
you just can't make the darn picture pop.
Or maybe the shot in B&W just delivers more impact.
IR shots, if they are B&W, can be included. I enjoy IR's as much as anybody.

So this challenge, show me some great Black and White shots.

Landscapes, Portraits, Still life's, whatever.

Comments are Welcomed.
If you see a shot that says something to you, please tell that person about it.
Ask about the processing, whatever.
Lets get some conversation going. Lets have some fun.

This challenge will close on Friday, July 11th at midnight.
Any post that has a date of July 12th is ineligible.
At some time on the 12th, I'll post the winner in a new thread titled: <<< MINI CHALLENGE #6 Winner >>>


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*RULES*

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!

2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.

3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.

4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.

Guidelines:

1. When posting your picture in this thread, change the Subject of your post to display your picture title. (not really needed)

2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

* The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

* Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.

* Please remove any photos from previous posts.


*** PREVIOUS Challenges ****

#1 BIF's won by Jwear
#2 Birds won by davev
#3 Treasures won by Justiceiro
#4 All That Remains won by JAG
#5 Playing With Light won by davev.
dave.

Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
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Comments

  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 1, 2008
    Examples of some of my converted shots.

    80050472_xZbQb-L.jpg

    155242103_H9Cp4-L.jpg

    279788082_mZgq2-XL-1.jpg

    IR (this shot was taken in the summer)
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • VelvtRideVelvtRide Clickerette Doofus Lovely CaliforniaPosts: 364Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    Peek-A-Blue
    324011587_K6R7d-L.jpg

    Despondent
    324012523_7RJkA-L.jpg

    Happy Me
    324013378_SnvTY-L.jpg
  • BlackViperBlackViper Strobist Crazy Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 2, 2008
    Eternal Silence

    322498339_NBygf-M.jpg
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    foot prints
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    reflection
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    davev-

    Great shots in B&W. I would have never thought to convert fireworks. thumb.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    shadowed
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • saurorasaurora Major grins Posts: 4,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    jovitta wrote:
    reflection

    Jovitta, great eye! All 3 shots are exceptional! Welcome to the Dgrin BTW!!! thumb.gif
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    My 3 entries

    1. A Moment in Time
    235668758_sz6ob-XL-1.jpg

    2. Sleeping Giant
    146686387_XJA8C-L-3.jpg

    3. Retired
    137752331_FD3CH-L-1.jpg
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • VelvtRideVelvtRide Clickerette Doofus Lovely CaliforniaPosts: 364Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    anwmn1 wrote:
    My 3 entries

    2. Sleeping Giant
    146686387_XJA8C-L-3.jpg

    This is great! The bottom of the paw makes it. thumb.gif
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    thanks
    saurora wrote:
    Jovitta, great eye! All 3 shots are exceptional! Welcome to the Dgrin BTW!!! thumb.gif

    Thank you for the comment, The one with the shadow I waited for about an hour I saw it comming the way the sun was setting. And I really like this site. thanks jovitta
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • BPerronBPerron Observer of Light Posts: 464Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    elephant-1.jpg
    Brandon Perron Photography
    www.brandonperron.com
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2008
    VelvtRide wrote:
    This is great! The bottom of the paw makes it. thumb.gif

    Thanks thumb.gif

    I have it in two color versions too. I have a hard time deciding which I like the most.



    Great stuff so far everyone!!thumb.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 3, 2008
    1.Eye Reflections
    324502911_uqXsf-M-1.jpg

    2. At play
    329895308_gXzzE-L-1.jpg

    3. Wally
    324502876_RM92X-M-1.jpg
  • DwightDwight Big grins Posts: 18Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    Stone Mountain
    Nikon D200 18-70 lens

    Tree on top of Stone Mountain, Atlanta, GA.
    320352051_tT3Uy-XL.jpg

    1967 Eleanor Convertible, Owner - Andre Perry
    274625427_xEo9f-X3.jpg


    218305174_2DGDm-XL.jpg
    Dwight Philpott
    Atlanta, Georgia

    www.photographybydwight.com
  • wonkydogman2wonkydogman2 Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 3, 2008
    Nikon Coolpix 5400
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 19,031Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited July 3, 2008
    Tough to choose only three, but here are a few of my favorites:

    1. At the Royal Palace
    324560386_SRtCo-L.jpg

    2. Terminal Four
    324560826_dCxq8-L.jpg

    3. In the Plaza Mayor
    324561374_rY7yE-L.jpg

    Thanks for looking.
  • Bassett1976Bassett1976 Learning to take pictures Posts: 90Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    I'm not sure how I'm going to do but I thought I'd add in a couple of my shots.

    First One:
    115845672_bFA6M-M-1.jpg

    Second Shot
    324577337_KBqfk-M-1.jpg
    bassett1976.smugmug.com
    www.fitmet.com
  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    Oh no, it's in sepia!
    Withdrawn, cause it didn't fit in with the sepia and all.
    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • rhommelrhommel Major grins Posts: 306Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    is duotone ok?
  • hawkeye978hawkeye978 Major grins Posts: 1,218Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    My turn to play. First time in a mini-challenge..

    El Capitan in Late Afternoon
    324630677_m3KKx-L.jpg

    A Path Less Traveled

    324633079_uh6XQ-L.jpg

    Final Rest

    324633121_k7aNy-L.jpg

    Thanks...
  • rhommelrhommel Major grins Posts: 306Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    Amanda & Jonathan
    Amanda - This was taken using my 400D XTi.

    a1.jpg

    Jonathan - 40D taken couple of weeks ago during a photoshoot

    onat2.jpg
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    rhommel-

    Great portraits!! Very beautiful girl and great light on the 2nd. thumb.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    rhommel wrote:
    is duotone ok?

    I'm not at all sure. rolleyes1.gif
    I had that idea while I was reading through this challenge, and all this being for fun anyway, I just went for it. :D
    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • rhommelrhommel Major grins Posts: 306Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    pyry wrote:
    I'm not at all sure. rolleyes1.gif
    I had that idea while I was reading through this challenge, and all this being for fun anyway, I just went for it. :D

    yeah, i went for the straight B&W.. was gonna play around duotone, but too lazy to do it.. :)
    anwmn1 wrote:
    rhommel-
    Great portraits!! Very beautiful girl and great light on the 2nd.

    thanks!!
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    Stone, wood and iron
    All the photos have been shot with a Canon 20D with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM lens.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Posts: 372Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    Doing great guys.
    The challenge has been up for two days and we're already on the 3rd page.

    For those of you that were wondering about whether this is a duo color, of B&W challenge, it is B&W only.

    I'm going to have a tough enough time judging that without throwing more into the mix.

    Remember, there was a time when there was no color film. Everything was taken in B&W.

    Have a good 4th.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • saurorasaurora Major grins Posts: 4,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    anwmn1 wrote:
    rhommel-

    Great portraits!! Very beautiful girl and great light on the 2nd. thumb.gif

    15524779-Ti.gif Both shots are super! Number one is wow! thumb.gif
  • rhommelrhommel Major grins Posts: 306Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2008
    saurora wrote:
    15524779-Ti.gif Both shots are super! Number one is wow! thumb.gif

    thanks!! i also wanna add that Amanda was my first ever REAL model that i shot... on the 2nd picture, I only used available light (open door) :)
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