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#1 Superman+4sisters

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

This weeks photo challenge is MOSTLY BLACK or MOSTLY WHITE

Photos can be in either colour or black & white, but should feature black or white as the dominant element. The actual subject can be anything you choose original.gif

I'm looking forward to seeing your entries everyone - have fun!  

The rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge history for the winner:

Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26
The Natural World - Abbygirl
Bokeh - blue4me
Love - Abbygirl
Favourite things - Red Cabbage
Creepy crawlies - Goggles
Four Colours - Nut
Take a walk - Jalex
Christmas - rbat
Relax - Mummy26
Fear - Peanut
Solitude - Mr Gadget
3 - iplantedpeastoday
10 mins from home & low light - staremperor
Hair - Raven74
Somewhere to Sit - paris-stella
Elegance - rbat
Food, Glorious Food - Staremperor
Architecture from a different point of view - ~spirited~
Painting with light - Angel#82
Express Yourself - BlueLavander
Water - rbat
Springtime - madreader
Rustic - ~spirited~

#2 Peanut

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Ooh good challenge, looks like fun!

#3 Bob-the-skull

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

ohhh... the autumn one got my stuck (although i found a great photo i could have taken this morning) *doh*

will be interesting to do this one...

#4 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Congrats on winning last weeks challenge original.gif

I have just had a play with trying to get almost black... this is what I have come up with so far

Almost black #2 by PrincessPinkenIt, on Flickr

or my Alternate

#5 madreader

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Congratulations Superman, well done!

Princess, I like your first choice better, and very cleverly and delicately done too!

#6 winkwink

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Great topic, I've got an idea and will attempt it tomorrow night.

PrincessPinkenit - wow, beautiful shot.  Definitely the first one, the composition is lovely and it highlights how delicate it is.

#7 3greenhills

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

here is mine for this week.

mostly white by 3greenhills, on Flickr

#8 SUSIE25

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

My entry this week. No thumbnail, PB being grumpy.


Edited by SUSIE25, 20 April 2012 - 08:30 AM.

#9 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

Susie25 - is it a feather?

#10 SUSIE25

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Yes. original.gif

#11 Peanut

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

Gorgeous entries so far!  Here's mine:


#12 Sentient Puddle

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:55 PM


Edited by ILBB, 25 April 2012 - 06:14 PM.

#13 Bryden

Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

I missed out again last week because we were on holidays and our wireless barely had any service.

I've been having alot of fun with this weeks challenge and so far this is my entry.

EB Challenge - Mostly white (1) by Bryden3, on Flickr

teressa - rating 2

#14 Mercurial

Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Some great shots this week.  

Much harder than I thought it would be.  Despite many, many photos I couldn't get my lights bright enough to drop the ISO but it fits the theme! Rating two.  

Mostly black by Mercurial., on Flickr

#15 winkwink

Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

Mercurial - It's a great shot!  I completely understand how hard that shot is because it is what I've been working on for a couple of nights to get the right shot.  I can't stand the smell of incense anymore.

#16 Peanut

Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

Try giving mozzie coil smoke a go.  It smells too, but for some reason I've found that the smoke is a bit stronger than incense and therefore a tad easier to photograph.

Tricky one though and a great effort Mercurial, particularly the coil shapes!

#17 winkwink

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the tip Teri.  I have a mozzie coil but I've had enough, I took about 200 shots and I'm not trying again until DH buys me a speedlite  tongue.gif

Smoke inverted by wmc75, on Flickr

#18 Mercurial

Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

Very cool wink wink - put mine to shame!

#19 Abbygirl

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

My entry for this week, I really enjoyed this challenge.

I've chosen mostly black original.gif


#20 mummy26

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

I'm not entering this week, I went on a night photowalk on Monday and have some that fit but the theme was announced after I took them and I haven't had time

For those photographing incense, a speedlite is easier but a desk lamp is as effective. Just make a snoot for it to direct the light to the smoke and away from the background

#21 Mercurial

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

Mummy26 - I've seen some of your smoke shots and they're awesome.  I was using a desk lamp with a 75 watt bulb  (then 60 when that blew!).  Was using a folder to block the light from the background but I didn't actually use a snoot to direct it at the smoke - will have to try that I think.  The only successful shots I had were with an LED torch from the other direction directly onto the smoke as well - but I still had to use such a high ISO (even when I dropped my aperature right down) that they're quite grainy.  My focus is off as well but I've still not quite mastered focusing manually perfectly yet.  

Winkwink's picture is so crisp (I appreciate I can edit out a lot more of the whispy smoke in my shot thought).  That was what I had in mind!

#22 SW-

Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Wow this was quite a hard challenge!  Spent all week thinking about it, looking at everything.

So here is my entry...better than nothing original.gif

white by silver wattle, on Flickr

#23 staremperor

Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

here is my entry for the week ...

Rollin' with her homies, yo! by dearbabyg, on Flickr

Sarah original.gif

#24 ~Goggles~

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

Not sure if this fits the theme or not but will post anyway. Very basic...

IMG_0825 by *~MonieG~*, on Flickr

#25 Cat©

Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Managed to get out this weekend and find something suitable (well I thought so anyway! lol)  its a dried up lake that looks like a salt lake - it isnt though but is very very white like salt. So I'd have to say I went for mostly white! lol

Converted to BW - Lake bed by Jokayne, on Flickr

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