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02/26/2009 12:43:09 PM · #1
"Take a photo in which the background is white and the subject is predominately a lighter color."

How on earth can the subject be lighter then the white background? Hmm.

Anyway, I have my entry ready. Just wondering if the background should really be white, or of light on light can do too. Reason why I ask this, is because I don't like DNMC ;-)
02/26/2009 12:50:14 PM · #2
It doesn't mean "lighter than".....it just means a light colour. I suppose it is a bit ambiguous.
02/26/2009 02:27:16 PM · #3
Judging by the past 3 light on white challenges, a good light on light image will do just fine.
03/01/2009 07:21:58 PM · #4
Hurrah! 124 entries with 4 hours to go. The best kept secret on DPC.
03/01/2009 08:31:25 PM · #5
Originally posted by hanneke:

"Take a photo in which the background is white and the subject is predominately a lighter color."

How on earth can the subject be lighter then the white background? Hmm.

Anyway, I have my entry ready. Just wondering if the background should really be white, or of light on light can do too. Reason why I ask this, is because I don't like DNMC ;-)


I think it means that the subject should be a lighter color. Not that it needs to be lighter then the background. For instance a white background with a light colored flower would work. It doesnt mean that the flower has to be lighter in color then the background because I cant see how that would work. hahah. I am really looking at this almost like a high key and I will be voting that way to.

Im in!

Message edited by author 2009-03-01 20:32:24.
03/01/2009 08:36:23 PM · #6
Originally posted by limerick:

Originally posted by hanneke:

"Take a photo in which the background is white and the subject is predominately a lighter color."

How on earth can the subject be lighter then the white background? Hmm.

Anyway, I have my entry ready. Just wondering if the background should really be white, or of light on light can do too. Reason why I ask this, is because I don't like DNMC ;-)


I think it means that the subject should be a lighter color. Not that it needs to be lighter then the background. For instance a white background with a light colored flower would work. It doesnt mean that the flower has to be lighter in color then the background because I cant see how that would work. hahah. I am really looking at this almost like a high key and I will be voting that way to.

Im in!


High key isn't the only style that would work in this challenge. It is probably the most popular though.
03/01/2009 08:38:47 PM · #7
Examples. While some may see these as High Key...others won't...!

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03/01/2009 08:40:37 PM · #8
I'm in but I know I'm gonna get slammmmed! I like it though!
03/01/2009 08:40:40 PM · #9
These are very helpful examples, Judi. They epitomize the concept. Hope to see some great Light on White images.
Originally posted by Judi:

Examples. While some may see these as High Key...others won't...!

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03/01/2009 10:29:16 PM · #10
I'm IN!! Just shot it yesterday. Whew.
03/01/2009 10:33:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by chromeydome:

I'm IN!! Just shot it yesterday. Whew.


Self portrait against white wall, no doubt? Oh, the GLARE!

;-)

R.
03/01/2009 10:42:00 PM · #12
You shot it yesterday? Why so early! Mine just went in about 15 minutes ago.
03/01/2009 10:48:46 PM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by chromeydome:

I'm IN!! Just shot it yesterday. Whew.


Self portrait against white wall, no doubt? Oh, the GLARE!

;-)

R.


You hairy basta---okay, you got me! I deserved it. Well Played, sir, well Played. :-)

Message edited by author 2009-03-01 22:49:17.
03/01/2009 11:38:42 PM · #14
Originally posted by Judi:

Examples. While some may see these as High Key...others won't...!

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So what is the difference of High Key and "Light on White"?
03/01/2009 11:54:30 PM · #15
Originally posted by cassilda_terry:

Originally posted by Judi:

Examples. While some may see these as High Key...others won't...!

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So what is the difference of High Key and "Light on White"?


Okay...here are two examples.

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Whilst some people would call both of these high key...whereas, I would lean towards the one on the right being high key. It has very little detail remaining...whereas the one on the left, while it is very light and bright...still retains much of the detail and information and if you compare the Histograms...much more detail in the darker areas.

Maybe one of our techies out there can explain the technical side of it.

Does that make sense?
03/01/2009 11:58:17 PM · #16
Originally posted by Judi:

Okay...here are two examples.

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Maybe one of our techies out there can explain the technical side of it.

I thought you were a "techie"? :-)

BTW - I agree, the one on the right is more high-key IMO.
03/02/2009 12:16:33 AM · #17
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Judi:

Okay...here are two examples.

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Maybe one of our techies out there can explain the technical side of it.

I thought you were a "techie"? :-)

BTW - I agree, the one on the right is more high-key IMO.


Yeah yeah...you know the ones I mean...the members that like to go into fine technical detail as to why something works and how and when and where and oh, whatever...lmao!
03/02/2009 12:18:33 AM · #18
:-P
03/02/2009 12:20:33 AM · #19
Yeah, that makes sense, thanks!
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