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Straining to be colorful
Straining to be colorful
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: A flower stand by the side of the road
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

I found this to be a particularly difficult challenge and I enter reluctantly, not expecting my photo to do particularly well. My wife looked at this (converted) entry and said 'it screams fuchsia' and I'd have to say her guess was right.

I approached the challenge by trying to find something with abundant color and then removing it in PP. In the end, with all photos considered, it seemed a shame to convert any of them. Hopefully that is the sign of a photo that meets the challenge.

Funny, as I'm typing this out, the thumbnail looks more interesting to me than the enlarged picture. Probably not a good sign!

PP: convert from raw, convert to B/W,(possibly levels, shadows/highlights & noise reduction), crop, resize, sharpen, add border.

Thanks for looking.

POST CHALLENGE:
Unbelievable! Never thought this would break the top 50 when initially submitted. Did it more for my wife than me.

Thanks for the wonderful comments. For those interested, here's the original:
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.4910
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.0794
Avg (non-participants): 6.7404
Views since voting: 2347
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 167
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
10/06/2008 12:44:33 PM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Hey, just noticed you've moved up. Congrats on the ribbon, Stan.


and sadly moved back again. :( That has got to suck!

Message edited by author 2008-10-06 12:44:58.
10/06/2008 12:45:42 AM
Hey, just noticed you've moved up. Congrats on the ribbon, Stan.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 03:54:54 AM
another brilliant floral b and w...congrats on the HM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 12:54:20 AM
I love this image, really glad it did so well. Congrats on 4th place, Stan.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2008 02:07:58 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, very dynamic and screaming COLOR! I hope this does well for you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2008 02:46:13 PM
Fantastic, this definitely deserves a ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 01:31:15 PM
Awesome!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 12:48:42 PM
this i would love to see in color
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 11:32:29 AM
striking image - very beautiful even in b/w - i crave to see it in color
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 03:38:56 AM
good detail, well composed and converted to b/w. the OOF petals bottom right distract a bit.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2008 03:09:00 PM
great composition and lovely full tonal range from black to white and everything in between.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2008 12:10:19 PM
Love the tightness of the composistion and the gradients in the greys. It shouts bright shades of orange and reds to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2008 12:00:42 PM
This says 'color' to me. Good image for the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2008 09:14:42 AM
Brilliant gradation through what we know to be colourful - good stuff!
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