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09/13/2010 12:03:23 AM · #1
Is it me, or is the only color contributed to the front page that by the Blue, Red, and Yellow ribbons?

Just interesting how the last 12 ribbon winners have the same photographic feel.
09/13/2010 12:06:42 AM · #2
It's quite a moment. We should take a picture of it.
09/13/2010 12:06:46 AM · #3
Color is overrated!
09/13/2010 12:07:55 AM · #4
I wonder if 1x is full of color at the moment? :)
09/13/2010 12:11:11 AM · #5
B&W is the new colour.
09/13/2010 12:11:27 AM · #6
We opened our eyes to "ART" rather than "Candies" I think :)
09/13/2010 12:11:37 AM · #7
Are people finally getting tired of oversaturated landscapes? Looking for something different?
09/13/2010 12:12:08 AM · #8
1x has a nice mix at the moment.
09/13/2010 12:12:22 AM · #9
Dang! I've been trying to adjust the colour of my monitor for the last 10 mins.
09/13/2010 12:36:36 AM · #10
It's been my idea for quite awhile that if you look at a photo in B&W and it's not so good, that it probably sucks in color too.

Simply clicking "desaturate" will not make a great photo.... but it will tell you a lot about the photo you've chosen to process, if you look hard enough.
09/13/2010 12:37:59 AM · #11
Well, it can be partly explained by the challenge topics. With In the Style of Nixter, Photojournalism IV, we were more likely to get unsaturated images. If we had bokeh xvcvd or product shot something, it would have been a different story.
09/13/2010 03:33:24 AM · #12
It's the least amount of color I've seen. Hey, I tried to introduce some color... but came in fourth. :/ Maybe should have gone B&W.
09/13/2010 04:24:02 AM · #13
Originally posted by odriew:

Well, it can be partly explained by the challenge topics. With In the Style of Nixter, Photojournalism IV, we were more likely to get unsaturated images. If we had bokeh xvcvd or product shot something, it would have been a different story.

S-curve could have had more color and mostly BW at the top in the Free Study is something new.
09/13/2010 05:57:15 AM · #14
Probably explains why my 3 entries that are colourful are doing poorly at the moment. Frankly I think the front page is a little boring!! LOL
09/13/2010 06:00:00 AM · #15
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Probably explains why my 3 entries that are colourful are doing poorly at the moment. Frankly I think the front page is a little boring!! LOL


I happen to like the front page at the moment :D
09/13/2010 06:25:11 AM · #16
Maybe it's the rain. . . give it a week and the sun will be back out. :)
09/13/2010 06:42:07 AM · #17
Originally posted by VitaminB:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Probably explains why my 3 entries that are colourful are doing poorly at the moment. Frankly I think the front page is a little boring!! LOL


I happen to like the front page at the moment :D


LOL I suppose you do! Congrats on the ribbon!
09/13/2010 07:13:18 AM · #18
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by VitaminB:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Probably explains why my 3 entries that are colourful are doing poorly at the moment. Frankly I think the front page is a little boring!! LOL


I happen to like the front page at the moment :D


LOL I suppose you do! Congrats on the ribbon!


Actually, congrats on the TWO ribbons!! No wonder you like the front page- ribbon hog ;-). Has this happened before?
09/13/2010 07:15:13 AM · #19
Originally posted by Abra:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by VitaminB:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Probably explains why my 3 entries that are colourful are doing poorly at the moment. Frankly I think the front page is a little boring!! LOL


I happen to like the front page at the moment :D


LOL I suppose you do! Congrats on the ribbon!


Actually, congrats on the TWO ribbons!! No wonder you like the front page- ribbon hog ;-). Has this happened before?


Not to me, but it has happened many times before to much better photographers than me.
09/13/2010 07:32:22 AM · #20
Front page finally looks like an art gallery!! Love it!!
09/13/2010 07:40:20 AM · #21
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

It's quite a moment. We should take a picture of it.

hahaaa
09/13/2010 01:25:13 PM · #22
I want to get better at black and white so the front page is inspiring to me.
I have a hard time looking at my pics and seeing which will translate well to black and white.
I should take fotomann's advise and look at them all in B&W and that would probably tell me a thing or two about my photos in general.
09/13/2010 01:37:01 PM · #23
Originally posted by Luci11e:


I should take fotomann's advise and look at them all in B&W and that would probably tell me a thing or two about my photos in general.


When you take away the color, you get a better look at lighting, form, texture, etc and simplicity (which is a key element to great photos).

I've even suggested to a student of mine that she shoot RAW, but have her camera set for B&W. She still gets the color RAW image, but her camera LCD shows the images in B&W, giving her the eye to shoot B&W imagery. If the image looks good in B&W on the camera LCD, it's got a very good chance of looking good in color.

Personally, if I'm shooting specifically for B&W images, I'll take my own advice on this.

Message edited by author 2010-09-13 13:38:27.
09/13/2010 01:59:06 PM · #24
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

I've even suggested to a student of mine that she shoot RAW, but have her camera set for B&W. She still gets the color RAW image, but her camera LCD shows the images in B&W, giving her the eye to shoot B&W imagery. If the image looks good in B&W on the camera LCD, it's got a very good chance of looking good in color.

Good idea. I know someone who used to edit photos (for offset print) first with the monitor in B&W for tone and contrast, then in color to adjust the color as needed.
09/13/2010 02:14:07 PM · #25
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

I've even suggested to a student of mine that she shoot RAW, but have her camera set for B&W. She still gets the color RAW image, but her camera LCD shows the images in B&W, giving her the eye to shoot B&W imagery. If the image looks good in B&W on the camera LCD, it's got a very good chance of looking good in color.

Good idea. I know someone who used to edit photos (for offset print) first with the monitor in B&W for tone and contrast, then in color to adjust the color as needed.


You've given me an idea. I have a 2 monitor setup and I'm thinking of putting one to only show B&W. hmmm

How would I do this? With the monitor profiles? I know this must be easy but I can't think of a way off hand atm.
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