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Crop Camera Challenge #23 "Black and White"

 
Ryan_in_the_U.P.
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Oct 03, 2012 00:08 |  #1

This should be a fun challenge for all. Show us your best black and white photo, any subject matter is allowed.
Rules:

*Must be shot with Canon Crop Camera
*Must be shot during the time frame (Wednesday, October 2 through Monday October 8- or extended as we see fit)
*Must provide Exif data
*Maximum of two pics per person
*Pics can be changed until deadline
*Submissions must be posted in this thread during the time frame
*Voting will begin the day after the time frame expires and will go on for 1 day.
*Voting is open to anybody on the forum.
*Winner will choose topic for the following week.
Please note that this challenge ends on Monday instead of the traditional Sunday.

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Oct 06, 2012 11:24 |  #2

This is my attempt. We went for a drive out in to the Cotswolds today and there was a wedding going on at Lower Slaughter and several vintage cars turned up so I took the opportunity to photograph them.

Edit: I just changed the edit to give it a vintage photo feel given the vintage car subject.

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This is Neptune's fountain in Cheltenham:

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Oct 07, 2012 13:16 |  #3

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Oct 08, 2012 05:26 |  #4

Well i have been layed up with gout in my knee all weekend but i did get one shot.

"Kookaburra"
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Oct 08, 2012 20:48 |  #5

The Quincy Smelter Site, Keweenaw National Historic Park

Blast Furnace

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Oct 08, 2012 21:14 as a reply to  @ Ryan_in_the_U.P.'s post |  #6

XTi with 85mm f/1.8

f/11
ISO 100
125s

Keeping it simple

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Oct 09, 2012 15:51 |  #7

So yeah, when I picked this weeks challenge, I thought Black and white would be easy. It's harder than I thought. Great entries this week.

Idlefrog -Wedding party - What luck! This shot fell right in your lap. Love it, nice and sharp. The shot looks like it is right out of the 1920's
Fountain - What an interesting piece of artwork. There is alot going on in this shot and you captured it well.

optiklenz - Life -Did they catch anything? nice sharp shot. I think a square crop to eliminate some of the featureless water could make the shot pop.

Rawshorty - kookabarra - I like this shot good lighting and nice bokeh. Looks like a little of the detail got lost around the eye. Hope you feel better this week and get back o you r feet.

Joey p - Keeping it simple - razor sharp image the reflection adds to the shot. great concept


my vote is wedding party Idlefrog




  
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Oct 09, 2012 16:45 |  #8

I was lucky to get one shot in this week due to my leg :( , but with the wind, slow shutter speed and standing on one leg i did get a bit of camera shake in my shot but wanted to enter it anyway so not to miss out on entering two weeks in a row.

idlefrog......wedding party...... I really like the processing you did with this shot it really gives the feeling of a very old photo, nicely done.
Fountain...... it looks like you had some harsh light to deal with in this one but a very interesting subject, maybe a cpl would have helped with this one.

optiklenz13.......life​...... interesting processing and a subject i lke (fishing) but as ryan stated it would have been better with a tighter crop.

ryan_in_the_up.......b​last furnace....... i really like older buildings so your shots have caught my attention this week my only nit pik with this one is the power lines? are a little distracting.
warehouse......The processing you have done on this really makes the first building look awesome but the buiding behind i find distracting. I don't know if you have photoshop but it would look great if you could have darkened that building.

joey p....keeping it simple....... A very sharp shot with great lighting well done.

My vote this week goes to idlefrog...wedding party... really like the processing.


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Oct 09, 2012 17:09 |  #9

I really got lucky that those cars turned up as I had been struggling for a subject. The processing is one of the presets in Silver Efex Pro - it is really simple to do and took no great skill on my part. I did try and reduce the reflection off of the cars fender a bit.

Optiklenz13 - I like the photo. It has that timeless feel of a father teaching his son to fish.

Rawshorty - I sympathise with you over your gout. I have a couple of friends who suffer with it and know how painful it is. I hope it goes away soon. I like the processing of the kookaburra - nice dark blacks and good contrast. I like contrasty B&W photos.

Ryan - I like the first photo best; what an amazingly tall chimney. The old building in the second photo is great but the modern one behind it spoils the picture for me but there isn't much you can do about it. As I said above I like contrasty B&W photos, so for my taste those are a bit flat. I wonder if they would pop a bit more if you played with the tone curve.

Joey-p - I really like that shot. Very simple, very sharp, beautifully lit and nicely framed.

My vote goes to Joey-p.


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Oct 09, 2012 19:07 |  #10

This is a sample shot of the whole smelter complex. All the bright shiny metal is part of the national park service rehabilitation project. It really clashes with the 100 year old structures.

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Oct 10, 2012 05:22 |  #11

I like the colours in the second shot. I think that picture suits colour better than black & white.

I took the following shot on Saturday for this competition with the intention of changing to B&W but when I did I realised it was better in colour. It is in the same village as the car were shot.

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Oct 10, 2012 08:29 |  #12

You have some truly great photo opportunities in your local area. I have never really shot with the intention of making the photo black and white, but i found it fun and challenging.




  
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Oct 10, 2012 13:47 as a reply to  @ Ryan_in_the_U.P.'s post |  #13

Idlefrog
Wedding party - This is a great use of aging the photo. I saw the original before the re-edit and I must say the PP completes the photo.

Fountain - This photo looks like you had some tough light to work with. Almost looks like noon. Great subject and capture for the circumstances

optiklenz -
Life - You captured the light and the moment very well. I feel the PP went a little heavy. If I had to nit pick I would add a bit more contrast to give it some more depth. Overall very good.

Ryan_in_the_U.P. -
The Quincy Smelter Site - Great subject of historical architecture. Nicely cropped, I prefer the 1st B&W to the 2nd Slightly sepia'd shot. In such a wide shot, I would close up the apature to around f/11 to get more of the structure in focus. I love the colors in the color ones. Over all nicely done.

Rawshorty -
kookabarra - Sorry to hear about the Gout. My father-in-law gets it often. I've always been a fan of wildlife. Love the contrast and the bokeh. I would love to see him in color. Over all Nicely done.

Lots of great entries and it's great to see through the eyes of someone else.
My choice goes to Idlefrog for the Wedding party. Nicely done


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Oct 10, 2012 14:05 |  #14

Thanks all for the Sympathy of my affliction. Here is the color version of the Kookaburra.


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Oct 10, 2012 14:07 |  #15

^ Like. Big difference. Keep up the good work.


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