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11/10/2004 09:25:15 PM · #1
"Reduce the world to a palette of grays, and focus on light, shade, line, texture and form."
Focus in light, shade, line, texture and form, what does this really mean? Does this mean photos of shadows and or buildings, photos where you see curves and such. I am thinking along the lines of the implied lines challenge, but in B&W.
11/10/2004 09:29:08 PM · #2
Originally posted by Karalew:

"Reduce the world to a palette of grays, and focus on light, shade, line, texture and form."
Focus in light, shade, line, texture and form, what does this really mean? Does this mean photos of shadows and or buildings, photos where you see curves and such. I am thinking along the lines of the implied lines challenge, but in B&W.


You might be right... I interpret it to mean "Throw away the distraction of color and show us some really good photography work." :)
11/10/2004 09:37:27 PM · #3
Originally posted by moswyn:


... I interpret it to mean "Throw away the distraction of color and show us some really good photography work." :)


I agree with you.
11/10/2004 09:48:13 PM · #4
Hi Gator Guy,

I really loved your poverty photo. It really touched home for me, my grandmother had Alzheimers (sp?).

Originally posted by Gatorguy:

Originally posted by moswyn:


... I interpret it to mean "Throw away the distraction of color and show us some really good photography work." :)


I agree with you.

11/10/2004 10:13:01 PM · #5
This is just another case of a challenge description tainting the challenge. It would of been better to leave the description blank.

This challenge should be about good back to basics photography, B/W and duotone images.
11/10/2004 10:23:09 PM · #6
Originally posted by smokeditor:

...It would of been better to leave the description blank...


Yes. Too much has searched these woods and found the heart is fond of little. ;-)

11/10/2004 10:33:09 PM · #7
THAT was the perfect response. :)
11/11/2004 02:32:53 AM · #8
Originally posted by smokeditor:

This is just another case of a challenge description tainting the challenge. It would of been better to leave the description blank.

This challenge should be about good back to basics photography, B/W and duotone images.

Why would duotones be considered for a black and white challenge? B&W is a duotone, granted; but it is a specific, named duotone.

David
11/11/2004 03:17:20 AM · #9
You're all mistaken, unfortunately. Between the lines in this challenge - as in any nowadays, you can read:

Take your most heartbreaking panorama picture of any powerful nature-scene or sunset. Oversaturate it, use a *lot* of dodging and burning to make it look like it popped out of LOTR and finally add a title that includes the words "amazing", "fantastic", "awesome" or any combination of the above.

Never mind the B/W, color is best. Voters like color. And again - saturate, saturate, saturate!

(sorry, morning rant, shouldn't have been here really :-)
11/11/2004 07:56:13 AM · #10
Originally posted by moswyn:

... I interpret it to mean "Throw away the distraction of color and show us some really good photography work." :)


Color is a distraction? LOL
11/11/2004 08:05:28 AM · #11
Originally posted by coolhar:

Originally posted by moswyn:

... I interpret it to mean "Throw away the distraction of color and show us some really good photography work." :)


Color is a distraction? LOL


Oh, you know :) Once upon a time, I worked at a newspaper. We did a lot of seeing in black and white. I like colors just as much as the next guy, but there are pictures that just look a lot better without any color. You know. So you can really "see" the picture that's there.
11/11/2004 08:22:13 AM · #12
Originally posted by coolhar:


Color is a distraction? LOL


When not used well, yup.
11/11/2004 08:44:30 AM · #13
Color, as opposed to B&W, is the default setting for human eyes and digital cameras.
11/11/2004 09:06:02 AM · #14
Originally posted by coolhar:

Color, as opposed to B&W, is the default setting for human eyes and digital cameras.


Doesn't mean that it always gets used to enhance a composition. B&W is essentially easier compositionally - you have one less element to get correct. It is also essentially harder compositionally, as you have one less element to use.

There are plenty of potentially good images ruined by bad use of colour.
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