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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Skullerud
Date: Feb 26, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008


Place: 211 out of 249
Avg (all users): 4.4423
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 4.3333
Avg (non-participants): 4.5118
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 208
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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01/01/2009 03:36:11 PM
I enjoy this. The golden olive tones about the left player and the pale blue and pinky blond tones about the right wonderfully flesh out the colour of black vis a vis white in your original interpretation. (211/245? Golly, you'd think digital photographers would be better at numbers).
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01/01/2009 01:04:59 PM
You should have waited about three more moves to see how the game develops...
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03/06/2008 02:25:08 PM
Funny juxtapostion of the pieces and the players themselves. Good stuff. Though maybe a slightly higher or lower angle just for added effect. Still ingenious entry. Bummer on the score.
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03/06/2008 02:24:50 PM
This worked for me.
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03/05/2008 08:27:49 AM
Peter, people should be more open-minded. This is a fabulous interpretation of the challenge. Sure, the background is a bit distracting, but it is a most interesting shot with more layers than the eye candy often seen here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 11:35:21 PM
Clever take, with the literal chess board and the skin colors.
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03/02/2008 02:45:03 PM
Sorry, but IMHO the description was pretty clearly that the photo should look like a black and white picture, not symbolize the many possible meanings of black and white.
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03/02/2008 01:16:24 PM
Nice colors, and the attention is drawn to the B&W subject, the chess board. Good composition.
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03/01/2008 08:56:29 AM
I really like the idea of this shot. Very clever with the use of black and white on the chess board and with the players. i do feel the lighting seems to be a bit harsh, though this could have been an impromtu shot and you might not have been able to set up a better lighting situation.
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02/29/2008 08:37:41 AM
I was viewing this challenge as a b&w recreation... that asider I feel the lighting is flat on this shot. and there is too much in the background. It would have deon the picture more justice if they were against a wall playing. something more solid
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02/28/2008 06:37:42 PM
This is the most creative interpretation I have seen. Extra points for the smile. 10
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02/28/2008 02:07:47 PM
As an editorial or human intrest shot, this is nice. The "art" of the challenge was missed. I do, however, like this shot.
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02/28/2008 08:15:36 AM
I find the background busy and distracting. I like the double use of B&W, and how you titled your image.
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02/27/2008 05:55:37 PM
Doesnt work for challenge.
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02/27/2008 12:44:21 PM
Great photo for this challenge - like the double meaning/interpretation
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02/27/2008 11:55:51 AM
I like the idea .... I think maybe could be improved for this challenge by having a different background, maybe a white or black sheet and the same over the table
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02/27/2008 08:47:45 AM
too much color in this image for this particular challenge
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02/27/2008 07:36:05 AM
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02/27/2008 06:46:54 AM
Great subject(s)! I love it that the players are white and black too. Lighting doesn't quite do it for me... I start to lose the face of the person on the left in the background and there's too much dark background visible.
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02/27/2008 05:35:43 AM
Hm, nice idea although it does not fit completely - :o)
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