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DSLR Speed Challenge #371: Chiaroscuro

 
Tom ­ Reichner
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Mar 26, 2015 23:12 |  #1

DSLR Speed Challenge #371: Chiaroscuro

Any genre, as long as the image displays chiaroscuro characteristics



This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - April Fool's Day! Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply
Photo Submissions:


1. Camera: Any DSLR Camera
2. Time: Any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size: Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post Processing: Do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting: ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge. Camera model & lens used. Post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting: No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Keep it clean, and both Family and Work safe.
8. Have questions, please don't PM me - I will be in a remote area, with no internet service from early Friday morning until the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the 1st. Sorry I won't be around to answer questions this week; you'll just have to give it your best shot. I do plan to be back in time to choose & announce a winner shortly after Wednesday's deadline.
9. Have FUN!



One challenge every week, on the following schedule:


* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting will end at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - April Fool's Day
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.



Previous Winners 01
Previous Winners 02
Previous Winners 03


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M_Six
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Mar 27, 2015 08:04 |  #2

Canon 7D
EF 135 f2 at f2
1/160 sec
ISO 800

Scotchie

IMAGE: http://bimmermail.com/kitties/scotchie09.jpg

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vertigo235
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Mar 27, 2015 08:32 |  #3

hmm, does this work?

IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14376006538_ce10a7aeb3_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/nUmM​TG] (external link)The Flash (external link) by vertigo235 (external link), on Flickr

90EX flash on camera being used as a master only (no exposure contribution), one flash (430 EX II) on the floor camera left (slightly behind subject), and of course the one he was holding (430 EX II). Both were set at equal power ratio 1:1, and exposure was done through the camera ETTL (with -1/3 EV compensation). High speed sync was enabled.

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ƒ/5.0 47.0 mm 1/320s ISO 250

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Mar 27, 2015 09:06 |  #4

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Jason ­ C
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Mar 27, 2015 16:10 |  #5

Into the abyss

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Olympus E-PL1 (technically not a DSLR: it is a mirrorless interchangeable lens system...so I may not qualify)
Panasonic 14-42mm
1/500th sec
f/5.6
14mm fl
iso 200


Jason

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Mar 28, 2015 14:38 |  #6

Steve
Canon 6d
Canon EF 135mm f2/L
1/100
f2
ISO 200

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Mar 29, 2015 02:19 |  #7

Jasper Chalcedony
T3i; EF-S 18-55 IS II @ 46mm; 2.5"; f/5; ISO 100


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Apr 02, 2015 18:19 |  #8

Thanks for the chiaroscuro contributions!

M_Six: Scotchie is a cool cat! I like the classic side lighting, with one half of the face directly illuminated with nice soft light, and the other half in mild shadow.

Darkslinger: I love all of the lines, forms, and textures going on throughout the frame, as well as the balance between positive and negative space... ..what a good choice to go B&W with this one!

Jason: I like the stark quality of this image.....the starkness emphasizes the pattern and the leading line. I especially like how you "broke" the edge of the frame by "cutting in half" the lights on the top and bottom edges - I think that was a good compositional choice, and that it looks better than it would if those two lights had been entirely included. I also like how the nearest light is shone close and in detail; that helps the viewer to better understand what is occupying the rest of the frame.

Steve: Wow - what striking eyes! I am also drawn to examine the background here, as it very subtly plays into the color palette of the subject. I can't help but to wonder what the background elements were; particularly the bluish tones that produce a kind of detached halo around the right side of the dog's face, and again appear at the very top of the frame, surrounded by black. Do you remember what it was that produced those bluish highlights?

Benitoite: What a cool rock! It looks like there is a lot going on in its composition. Is this what a geologist would call a "composite"? I have good geologist friend who would love to scrutinize such a rock, with all of that rich and varying texture.

vertigo235 wrote in post #17493898 (external link)
hmm, does this work?

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Vertigo:
Yes, it certainly does work!
And this image earns you the win.

This is an excellent example of chiaroscuro, with the very bright tones and the extremely dark tones (negative space, in this instance) being shown in distinct contrast to one another. I really like how you managed to shadow the back of the baby's head so much that it just melts away into the black background....this is so much more effective than if the back of the head were visible, as opposed to just disappearing into the darkness the way it does.

What makes this unique is the fact that the light source is not only known, but also shown! That makes this image a "Chiaroscuro Classic" in my book!

I look forward to seeing what challenge you have for us with the next Speed Challenge.

Runner up is M_Six.

Thank you, all, for participating!


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"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "peace of mind", NOT "piece of mind".

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Apr 02, 2015 18:33 |  #9

Good choice. Great image, Vertigo. Well done.


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Apr 02, 2015 18:35 |  #10

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17502459external link
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Benitoite: What a cool rock! It looks like there is a lot going on in its composition. Is this what a geologist would call a "composite"? I have good geologist friend who would love to scrutinize such a rock, with all of that rich and varying texture.
...

I do know that the red parts are mineral iron inclusions, and is an opaque quartz crystal with volcanic ash portions.




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Apr 02, 2015 18:36 |  #11

Congratulations vertigo235, what a wonderful image, well deserved...looking forward to #372!




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Apr 02, 2015 19:01 |  #12

Wow! Thanks everyone, I'm honored to have my photo chosen from all of these great submissions. Now I get to think of a new topic :D


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Apr 02, 2015 20:33 |  #13

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17502459external link
Thanks for the chiaroscuro contributions!

M_Six: Scotchie is a cool cat! I like the classic side lighting, with one half of the face directly illuminated with nice soft light, and the other half in mild shadow.

Darkslinger: I love all of the lines, forms, and textures going on throughout the frame, as well as the balance between positive and negative space... ..what a good choice to go B&W with this one!

Jason: I like the stark quality of this image.....the starkness emphasizes the pattern and the leading line. I especially like how you "broke" the edge of the frame by "cutting in half" the lights on the top and bottom edges - I think that was a good compositional choice, and that it looks better than it would if those two lights had been entirely included. I also like how the nearest light is shone close and in detail; that helps the viewer to better understand what is occupying the rest of the frame.

Steve: Wow - what striking eyes! I am also drawn to examine the background here, as it very subtly plays into the color palette of the subject. I can't help but to wonder what the background elements were; particularly the bluish tones that produce a kind of detached halo around the right side of the dog's face, and again appear at the very top of the frame, surrounded by black. Do you remember what it was that produced those bluish highlights?

Benitoite: What a cool rock! It looks like there is a lot going on in its composition. Is this what a geologist would call a "composite"? I have good geologist friend who would love to scrutinize such a rock, with all of that rich and varying texture.

Congrats Vertigo and the runners up!

Vertigo:
Yes, it certainly does work!
And this image earns you the win.

This is an excellent example of chiaroscuro, with the very bright tones and the extremely dark tones (negative space, in this instance) being shown in distinct contrast to one another. I really like how you managed to shadow the back of the baby's head so much that it just melts away into the black background....this is so much more effective than if the back of the head were visible, as opposed to just disappearing into the darkness the way it does.

What makes this unique is the fact that the light source is not only known, but also shown! That makes this image a "Chiaroscuro Classic" in my book!

I look forward to seeing what challenge you have for us with the next Speed Challenge.

Runner up is M_Six.

Thank you, all, for participating!

Congrats Vertigo! Great submissions, guys and ladies!


Renata
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Apr 03, 2015 11:04 |  #14

itsallart wrote in post #17495665external link
Steve
Canon 6d
Canon EF 135mm f2/L
1/100
f2
ISO 200

Love the luminescent eyes on the dog picture, itsallart!




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itsallart
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Apr 03, 2015 11:10 |  #15

Benitoite wrote in post #17503254external link
Love the luminescent eyes on the dog picture, itsallart!

Thank you Benitoite :)


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