Weekend Photography Challenge #487 Form in Black and White

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    • #444244
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      The second Black and White challenge in our B/W month.
      Images that have strong lines, geometric shapes or form with good contrast between the elements. Always look for lines that run diagonally, horizontally or vertically through the image and try and create interesting compositions with them.

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    • #444469
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Mulberry leaf.

      • #445120
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice Dave!

      • #445132
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Very nice image, Dave. I like how the light brings out the veins in the leaf.

      • #445239
        Kris T
        Participant

        Very nice detail!

      • #445434
        Bobbie
        Participant

        The addition of the second leaf and its shadow makes the image for me, Dave

      • #445531
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks all for your comments. ๐Ÿ™‚ During this lock down converting older images to B&W has been fun.

    • #444537
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Deleted photo.

    • #444572
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Passing History’s Doorstep.

    • #444576
      Patrick
      Participant

      Baked.

      Edgy.

      • This reply was modified 2wk, 1d ago by Patrick.
      • #445133
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Fabulous tones in the ‘baked” image, Patrick. You have made something quite ordinary a piece of art. Perfect for black and white.

        • #445560
          Patrick
          Participant

          Hi Leanne , you made my day as Kent would say thanks very much ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #445532
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I really like that cracked earth pic as well. Great tonal values and texture.

        • #445563
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much for your kind words Dave , sometimes i get a keeper with my phone , it just goes show how dry things have been round my way i need some rain lol.

      • #445578
        John Teate
        Participant

        Yep, the cracked earth image is a keeper.ย  The texture is really highlighted from the tones.ย  Great job!

        • #445621
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much john ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #445860
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Baked is good Patrick, I love shots like that! I like edgy, too, nice low-key shot.

        • #446071
          Patrick
          Participant

          Hi Tersha thanks very much , i think i posted edgy on the wrong rotation i intended glad it worked out thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #444677

      Time on my hands

      DSC04533_Monochrome

       

      • #445121
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Fascinating David, what, and where is it?

        • #445423

          This photo was taken inside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. It is one of two great clocks hanging in this grand building. This is the Great Australian Clock hanging at the northern end of the building.

          It weighs 4 tonnes and measures 10 metres tall, it lays claim to be the worldโ€™s largest hanging animated turret clock. Expert clock maker Christopher Cook, in consultation with historians and indigenous, took 4 years to build the clock with its installation arriving in June 2000. It had a final cost of $1.5 million.

          • #445428
            Tersha
            Keymaster

            Wow, thanks for that David! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #444681

      The cheese grater – Adelaide

      PA110143BW

       

      • #445505
        Jasenka G
        Participant

        Amazing architecture! Still looks kinda futuristic even though it’s 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #444709
      DaveGillespie
      Participant

      and isolated dandelion seed

    • #444804
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Guineafowl feather

      • #445429
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice range of tones Charmaine, very pretty with the water droplets. It needs to be seen large to fully appreciate it .

    • #444858
      Darrel
      Participant

      First time entering anything here, so please be kind. Nah just joking, say it how it is as there is no better way to learn from ones mistakes or shortcomings.

      • #445244
        Kris T
        Participant

        I like the depth of this image. The trees look as if they are struggling to live, with a storm coming in. Pretty Cool. Has a bit of a scary vibe.

      • #445435
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Welcome Darrel! Don’t worry, this is the “kind” forum ๐Ÿ™‚

        I agree with everything KrisT said and it was said better than I could have phrased it.

    • #444862
      fernand
      Participant

      Port of Ghent (BE)

    • #444863
      fernand
      Participant

      After Dark

    • #444864
      James Koller
      Participant

      At the lake

       

    • #444876
      Clive Nealon
      Participant


      Australian Magpie up close

      • #445440
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Clive, I think you finally found the original “angry birds” model!

    • #444886
      Lee
      Participant

      Passage of time: Grains falling down in an hour glass

      • #446065
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow! I love the abstractness in this image. Beautifully captured Lee ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #444888
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Catkins

    • #444903
      Jen Fawkes
      Participant

      The Old Melbourne Post OfficeThe Old Melbourne Post Office

    • #444916
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Forms of glass

    • #444919
      Don Whitley
      Participant

      Simplicity

    • #444921
      Rohana Perera
      Participant

      This picture, a man walking under the winding stairway was captured on 12 February 2020 at Tate Modern. The number of visitors was relatively less due to COVID 19 threat.  It was around 4 pm that I noticed this frame and I wanted a person in a black outfit to cross this point to contrast against the light patch on the floor.  After a wait of about 30 minutes, the right person came and I was successful in capturing the moment giving the feeling of exit.

    • #444937
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      No Parking Place!

    • #444939
      Frans
      Participant

      Where did I put my car keys

    • #444950
      davidc
      Participant

      No need to convert ๐Ÿ™‚

      Punch Bowl in the window

    • #444962
      Joanne Van Praag
      Participant

      Boardwalk

    • #444972
      Beverly Caine
      Participant

      Young Lady Studying
      This was taken during a PSA Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA

    • #444973
      Walter Johannesen
      Participant

      Photo from Hjรธrring Theater. New modern danish architecture.

      • #445863
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely set Walter!

    • #444974
      Walter Johannesen
      Participant

      Photo from Hjรธrring Theater. New modern danish architecture.

    • #444975
      Walter Johannesen
      Participant

      Photo from Hjรธrring Theater. New modern danish architecture.

    • #444998
      Ken Scheepers
      Participant

      An Eurasian Owl just flew off his stump2018 shot of an Eurasian Owl

    • #445013
      Bill Gordon
      Participant

      MissionMission San Juan Capistrano

      • #445232
        Kris T
        Participant

        This looks great in black and white. Great shot!

    • #445016
      Bill Gordon
      Participant

      Great Egret in Mating Plumage

    • #445019
      Johan
      Participant

      a big block, a man and a plane

    • #445031
      Terry Rempel-Mroz
      Participant

      Lilacs – I’m a firm believer in Ansel Adam’s Zone System, with representation from the blackest blacks to the whitest whites if possible. Lilacs are my favourite blossom, they transport me. Hopefully,Lilacs (c) Terry Rempel-Mroz 2020 this image embodies that feeling.

      • #445465
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        One of my favourite blossoms too, Terry. Great shot, Iโ€™m inspired to try b/w on my lilac.

    • #445041
      Leesa
      Participant

      Don Whitley, Lovely

      • This reply was modified 2wk ago by Leesa.
    • #445064
      Aurimas
      Participant

      Attic

    • #445066
      Leesa
      Participant

      <h5></h5>

      • #445544
        Bill Gordon
        Participant

        Love this shot, Leesa. It makes me want to walk down that path and see what’s on the other side around the bend.

    • #445067
      Leesa
      Participant

    • #445085
      John Teate
      Participant

      Peering under the pier

      Peering under the pier

      • #445227
        Kris T
        Participant

        Very cool shot, nicely done!

      • #445816
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nice! Smoothing out the water with a slow shutter speed works great here.

        • #445892
          John Teate
          Participant

          Thanks Dave, the water was rough that day ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #446179
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        This is beautiful John. The long exposure works really well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445105
      Patrick
      Participant

      What a cracker , some work John ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #445574
        John Teate
        Participant

        Thanks Pat, appreciate the comment!

    • #445119
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Spaghetti spoon ..

      shadow

    • #445162
      Preston
      Participant

      Some kind of Walnut blossom

    • #445177
      Kris T
      Participant

      Single cylinder engine

    • #445180
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Amsterdam.

    • #445186
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Amsterdam II

    • #445188
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Amsterdam III

    • #445214
      Kris T
      Participant

    • #445264
      Brad
      Participant

    • #445270
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      “Locked In”

      • #445534
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I love shots like this Pat. Can’t go wrong with rusty hardware and peeling paint in my book. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #445576
        John Teate
        Participant

        I agree with Dave, good work here.

    • #445296
      Kate McCarthy
      Participant

      This is a winter storm in the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas. Although the color version is vivid, I think black and white does a better job of revealing the drama in the clouds.ย Winter Storm in the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas Nevada

      • #445535
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Terrific! I’d print and hang this one.

      • #445575
        John Teate
        Participant

        This is a very visually interesting image, great job.

    • #445297
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Diffused Grid

      • #445543
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of May 18th Forumย  โฌ… Click Here

        • #445685
          Frogdaily
          Participant

          Thank you so much… Iโ€™m truly humbled !

      • #445698
        logos189
        Participant

        Great job, Frog.

        • #445943
          Frogdaily
          Participant

          Thank you so much logos189

      • #445795
        Patrick
        Participant

        This image had me needing to look at it and then re look at it number of times , then it clicked ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Lovely seeing and very creativeย  , nice work Frogdaily ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • This reply was modified 1wk, 5d ago by Patrick.
      • #446181
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love the abstractness of this image Belinda ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445425
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      On the spot - Interview

    • #445466
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      Orry-Kelly

    • #445471
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      Orry Kelly

    • #445500
      Bobbie
      Participant

      “Desert(ed) shoe”ย (Old image re-edited for black and white. I remembered it when I saw Patrick’s “Baked”.)

      • #445536
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Great title. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fun and whimsical image. As long as the shoe is empty.

        • #445773
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Dave, I have a pull towards making images of things that seem out of place. And yes, it’s empty, I hope ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445518
      Greg
      Participant

      f/4.5, 1/60, ISO 400, FL = 35.0 mm

    • #445524
      Leesa
      Participant

      Great shot Bill. The stories those walls could tell.

    • #445546
      Jeff Berleue
      Participant

      Counterpoint

      • #445577
        John Teate
        Participant

        This is a very nice image with the soft light defining the glass.ย  Nice!

    • #445655
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wire & Ice.

      • #446184
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love this Dave. So tempted to see what a macro version of the ice here would look like . Can see so many features in there ๐Ÿ™‚

        • #446205
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Dahlia. Could have been a nice macro shot here. Wish I would have thought about that at the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445689
      logos189
      Participant

      Great picture, Frog.

    • #445774
      Bobbie
      Participant

      “Who wants to play with them anyway??”

      • #445817
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #445889
        John Teate
        Participant

        Nice composition Bobbie really adds feeling to this image.

        • #446024
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks John ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445793
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Bush Creek

    • #445823
      Terry Rempel-Mroz
      Participant

      Lilacs have such an old world feeling to them. B+W suits them perfectly.

    • #445858
      JHR
      Participant

    • #445859
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Looking out ...

    • #445864
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      candlestick

      • #445890
        John Teate
        Participant

        I like the soft light outlines of this image. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #445865
      Holly K
      Participant

      I think I lost my reply box.ย  Meant to comment on KrisT’s “single cylinder engine.”ย  I like the texture in this photo.

    • #445867
      Holly K
      Participant

    • #445948

      An oldie, but still one of my favourites.

      Anzac memorial and pool of reflection, Sydney, NSW.

      DSC04519B&amp;W

    • #446015
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Love this one, looks like a sanctuary from some cyberpunk movie!

    • #446067
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      fish

      • This reply was modified 1wk, 3d ago by Tersha.
      • #446072
        Patrick
        Participant

        Can’t see the photo Tersha , just a little blank icon.

        • #446077
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Hi Patrick, I was trying to upload on my phone as we had a powercut and I couldnโ€™t use the computer. Iโ€™ll do it again tomorrow.

      • #446225
        Patrick
        Participant

        Class work , great seeing Tersha , was well worth the wait ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #446073
      Patrick
      Participant

      A little light painted dome , made from old bicycle wheel rim and led xmas fairy lights

      • #446078
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very inventive, it looks good!

        • #446229
          Patrick
          Participant

          Much appreciated Tersha thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #446167
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      It’s great to see light painting in b&w! Also, minimal composition works perfectly here.

      • #446228
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks very much Jasenka ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #446176
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      One of Patrick’s posts reminded me of the Titanic Museum.

      • #446227
        Patrick
        Participant

        Ha , great shot Rob your version does the building justice mate , love the B&W ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #446178
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Off to the moon.

      • #446185
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        This is an interesting composition Rob ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #446206
      Eric Schweitzer
      Participant

      BW Leaf

      • #446226
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very nice work , nice share ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #446283
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        I like the abstractness Eric ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #446266
      Omar
      Participant

      honeycomb

      Eh, I’m new at this. Tear it apart!

    • #446267
      Omar
      Participant

      what? how? amazing. composite? re: “off to the moon”

      • This reply was modified 1wk, 3d ago by Omar.
    • #446317
      Anonymous

      First entry here – a tad nervous and such;) ย Here goes nothing…

       

      A nearby roof with 55-210mm Sony and Sony Ar7ii

    • #446319
      Anonymous

      Patrick, Great Shot!

    • #446321
      Omar
      Participant

      Hey Bill. I’d say it’s a little bland. Not sure if you were going for patterns, but I would’ve stuck w/ one pattern (the right side is more interesting imo). However, since this is a roof shot, I’m sure you don’t necessarily have the luxury of walking around to shoot it at all angles. As far as processing goes…I’d push contrast harder especially for inanimate shots.

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