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Challenge #134 - B&W Abstract
Posted By: xs400, 05-21-2010, 10:38 AM

Challenge #134 - B&W Abstract

I have always been a fan of black and white photography. I guess I am old school, but that's just me.

So let's see one of your abstract photos in black and white.

Hopefully, there is something here for everyone and hopefully you can create a great black and white shot. Abstract photography covers a lot of subject matter. With abstract photography there is only one rule and that rule is there are no rules. Rules for composition and proper focus don’t really apply. Please be creative and make this a difficult challenge for me to judge.

Looking forward to everyone's entries

Challenge Starts:

Challenge Ends:
Thursday, May 27th @ 9:00PM Pacific time

The fine print....
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread, and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose 1 of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus a day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax camera will do or a Samsung DSLR.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.

Previous Challenge Subjects:
1-Statues, 2-Wheels, 3-Speed, 4-Peace, 5-Survival, 6-Macro, 7-Mountains, 8-Children, 9-Post Processing, 10- Windows & Doors, 11-Sport, 12-Urban Landscape, 13-Wisdom, 14-Power, 15-Music, 16-Pathways, 17-Lines, 18-Storm, 19-Boats, 20-Water, 21 - Golden Hour, 22 - Natural Lighting, Portraits, 23-Motion Blur, 24-Simplicity, 25-Color, 26-Cars, 27-Repetition, 28-Wildlife, 29-Epiphany, 30-Contrast, 31-Pets, 32-Landscapes, 33-Coastal, 34-Churches, 35-Bridges, 36-Creation, 37-Still Life: Food, 38-At the Zoo, 39-Wide Aperture, 40-Merry Christmas, 41- Sunsets, 42-Action, 43-Fireworks, 44-Manipulated Light Portraits, 45- Advertising/Product Shot, 46- B&W Street Shooting, people/buildings, 47-Vanishing Point, 48-Reflection, 49-Tranquility, 50-Expressions, 51-S Curve, 52-Hands, 53-Shadows, 54-Your Favorite Beverage, 55-Barriers, 56-Perspective, 57-Night Scenes, 58-Zen-like...Water and Stone 59-Modern architecture, 60-Sunrises, 61-Red, 62-Action on water, 63-Bodies in Motion, 64-Ruins, 65-Blue and green, 66-Iridescence, 67-Anthropomorpha, 68–Sound, 69-Backlight, 70-Group Shot, 71-Railway Scenes, 72-Technology, 73-Color on Color, 74-History, 75-Autumn/Harvest 76-working men and women, 77-Silhouettes, 78 Stranger Portrait, 79-Transportation, 80 - Lonely, 81 - Holidays, 82 - Toys 'n Games, 83 - Machines, 84 - Ice, 85 - Cats, 86 - Stories, 87 - Cultures, 88 - Absence, 89 - Weather, 90 - Old roads, 91 - The River, 92 - The Seventies, 93 - Beautiful Bokeh, 94 - Balance, 95 - Crop a miniature landscape, 96 - Opposing gravity, 97- Feet, 98 - Sacred Grounds, 99 - Extraordinarily Ordinary, 100-added textures, 101-still life, 102-bicycles, 103 - Broken, 104- Flowers (B&W), 105 Backlighting, 106-Water. 107-Wind, 108-Parent/Child candids, 109-Passion, 110-Events, 111-Streets, 112-The Aged, 113-Fire and Heat, 114-Nature vs. Culture, 115 - Letters or Numbers, 116 - Self-Portrait, 117 - The Tree, 118 - Minimalism, 119 - Rust, 120 - Before & After, 121 - Negative Space, 122 - Decay & Dereliction, 123 - Cold, 124 - Melancholy, 125 - The Element of Time, 126 - Public Transportation, 127 - Yin Yang, 128 - Sepia or Dual Tone, 129 - Hand Coloring, 130 - Light Trails, 131-Once in a lifetime, 132 - Moms & Motherhood, 133 - Beautiful Blur

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05-21-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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And you post the entires here? (LOL and I don't even know my own site )

Let me give this a shot!

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Well, I've got only this recent one, which is shown on the forum elsewhere now...

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Great subject, Frank, and lots of beautiful entries so far. Here's mine:


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Wow, the challenge has only been open for about 12 housr and already there are a lot of entries. Keep'em coming.

This one won't be judged, just putting this one in for fun.

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Here is my try at it.

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First time submitting a photo for one of these weekly challenges on the forums. I love Black and White, so I figured I would start with this challenge. Good luck to everyone!

Hydrangea in Black and White

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Fun topic.

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Great topic,

Looking straight up at the sculpture in frong of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. Taken iwth the Zenitar 16mm Fisheye.

Just so you know what you are seeing, here is a more "normal" view, (but still taken with the Zenitar) This is not an entry.

NaCl(I love what this lens does to distance perception)H2O

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05-23-2010, 03:16 PM   #15
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Originally this was a "bokeh" shot with S-M-C Tak 200mm F4, and extension tubes..

Here is the original..

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