Black & White - June Photo Challenge

 

"Black & White"

June Photo Challenge

 

This challenge is about thinking "outside of color" and looking for contrast/detail/dynamics in an image.  A very colorful image may look like it has lots of dynamics, but colors may convert to black & white with similar tones of gray. Think black & white when capturing your shot!

The rules of this competition are that the image needs to be taken between Saturday, June 8th through June 30th closing at 11:45pm.   This challenge is about expanding your opportunities, so please don't upload an archived image! Anything goes as long as it represents an image in black and white.  Note, I know monochrome images can have a single color, but this challenge is only about black and white!

In the caption, please describe your location, date and settings and anything special that you would like to include.  Please only upload one image per person!

Winner of this challenge will get their image posted on the main Meetup page during the next challenge.  Starting on July 1st, please come back and vote on your favorite image.  The image with most votes wins the challenge.  BTW, you must vote in order for your image to win the challenge, even if your image may get the most votes.

Go out there and start shooting!

Note: Next month, we will be looking for plenty of color, so start thinking about fireworks!

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  • Harvey A.

    Congratulations, Karen! Your photo won the most votes for the June Black & White Photo Challenge! Your image will be on the cover page for the month of June, where BTW it looks great!

    July 7, 2013

  • Karen G.

    My vote is for Stephen's salt and pepper shakers.

    July 2, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    My Vote is for Rey - image of SF Chinatown.

    July 1, 2013

  • Mark G.

    My vote is for the "White Rose" Karen.

    July 1, 2013

  • Bill H.

    my vote goes to Harvey

    July 1, 2013

  • Rosemary L.

    i vote with for Karen

    July 1, 2013

  • Rey

    My vote goes to Bill's photo.

    July 1, 2013

  • Isaac G.

    Karen's white flower is mighty nice.

    July 1, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    I vote for Paula's door.

    July 1, 2013

  • paula p.

    I vote for Bob T's dramatic barn.

    July 1, 2013

  • Doug K.

    A little weird having the contestants do the voting, and I'm sure it's considered at least tacky to vote for oneself, so I vote for Harvey's flower. Paula's door was a close second for me.

    July 1, 2013

  • Steve D

    Lots of good entries and thanks to all for sharing your images to learn and get ideas from. I will wimp out and pick more than one - although could certainly have added others! Being a bit on the classical side, my vote goes to Harvey's, Karen's and Stephen's (in that order).

    July 1, 2013

    • Harvey A.

      Hey Steve, have to narrow it down to one!

      July 1, 2013

    • Steve D

      While you've been getting all-too-many awards lately (WELL DONE on Tuesday!), my vote goes to your flower. Nice job!

      July 1, 2013

  • Harvey A.

    Hi All, Posting is now closed with 16 images to vote on (there are 17, but first photo is just a title image)! Voting will end at 9pm on July 7th. Just go ahead and make a post here on the Meetup page for your favorite photo. If you would rather vote anonymously (except for me knowing) send me a direct email. Note, you have to vote to win. BTW, non-attendees can also vote. Winner will be the cover photo for the Meetup group next month.

    July 1, 2013

  • Harvey A.

    Only nine days left to complete this challenge!

    June 21, 2013

    • paula p.

      Hi Harvey,,,,where do we vote. In the photo comments or here?

      July 1, 2013

  • paula p.

    I learned a lot by seeing other photo submissions. Everyone was helpful with feedback.

    July 1, 2013

  • Harvey A.

    A little over 24 hours left to go and then voting starts! After tomorrow night at 11:45pm, please vote and comment on your favorite photo. Just go ahead and make a post here on the Meetup page. If you would rather vote anonymously (except for me knowing) send me a direct email. Note, you have to vote to win. Winner will be the cover photo for the group next month.

    June 28, 2013

  • Suzanne G. C.

    Upps...I need to remove my photo of the Genoa Tavern. It was shot on May 31st. (I should have read this writeup a little better!) I'm going to the Reno Rodeo this Saturday. Maybe I'll capture a nice B&W there. SORRY

    June 27, 2013

  • paula p.

    I have a question...is this a photo emphasizing the "colors" black and white and keeping the photo in color, or is this a photo emphasizing the colors black and white and ALSO converting to B&W.

    June 24, 2013

    • Harvey A.

      Hey Paula, Technically an image that is mostly black and white and taken in color medium is a color image. A black & white image is one that is either captured on film or in the digital camera as a black and white image, but it can also be a color image that is converted to black and white in post processing.

      June 24, 2013

    • paula p.

      Thank you Harvey.

      June 24, 2013

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