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05/26/2011 06:23:17 AM · #176
I really like these in 'the style of challenges' as it makes me look at things through different eyes and that can only broaden my horizons as a photographer. I'm not that happy with my attempt for this one but i'm really looking forward to examining and voting on the others.
05/26/2011 10:01:05 AM · #177
Hi all. I guess voting starts tonight.

I'd like to ask you all to vote for me. Mine is the desaturated one that wasn't cropped at all.

Thank you.
05/26/2011 10:14:17 AM · #178
I spent another day on this and I've realized I don't particularly like my own pictures in black and white. :S I have no idea how people manage to make them so appealing
05/26/2011 11:36:22 AM · #179
That's because I'm a Cortinarius or in other words a fungi or in other words a FUN GUY !

Originally posted by hahn23:

If one looks at some better representations of that image, one will see the sky has some detail and very few pixels blown out. The grain is not "electronic noise". It is grain from the film and/or processing. The image also has a magnificent tonal range. I know some people are just trying to be funny. Always trying to be funny.


Message edited by author 2011-05-26 11:36:50.
05/26/2011 11:38:15 AM · #180
Originally posted by UrfaTheGreat:

I spent another day on this and I've realized I don't particularly like my own pictures in black and white. :S I have no idea how people manage to make them so appealing

For me, colour is normally a distraction. I think this happens when shape elements, etc., become important to you in your pictures.

Message edited by author 2011-05-26 11:38:32.
05/26/2011 12:00:22 PM · #181
I wish these challenges allotted for more time. I need some time to read and go through the collection and then some time to shoot how I perceived the style.

Oh well...looking forward to HCB II! I may have to enter the sequel instead of the first draft.
05/26/2011 01:11:03 PM · #182
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by UrfaTheGreat:

I spent another day on this and I've realized I don't particularly like my own pictures in black and white. :S I have no idea how people manage to make them so appealing

For me, colour is normally a distraction. I think this happens when shape elements, etc., become important to you in your pictures.


I usually get obsessive over mundane details in my street photos hich totally get lost without colour instead of the bigger picture.(The tonality of colour I like also seems to adds more grit and texture for me). Right now I like a picture with a man wearing a red shirt and when I desaturate, the picture loses all interest for me. So basically the only thing I liked about the picture is the red shirt which is weird. I may like stark b/w images high in compositional value but I simply do not have the eye to create them.. Which makes this challenge tough.

And the added difficulty is that I have so many pictures I don't know if I'm losing the 'one' in it.

Message edited by author 2011-05-26 13:12:02.
05/26/2011 04:52:14 PM · #183
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

This thread has tainted the challenge... isn't there an unwritten rule that you are not supposed to talk about the challenges until they are over?? Anyone who does should be exiled... or at least shunned like an Amish teenager!


There is a ban on talking about specific entries in a challenge during voting, but not on talking about the topic. Discussions about challenge topic, be it a technical challenge or a stylistic one, is in my opinion a great chance to share ideas, and argue about photography rather than the usual rants on religion or politics.

This thread has been a chance for people who never heard of HCB before to learn what made him an important photographer, and for people who know his work to discover that others see something very different in his work than they do. A chance to see clips of the master speaking and find out about movies made about him. We are supposed to be a photographic community, and sharing our knowledge and feelings about challenges are some of the best discussions on the board.

Once submissions are in, conversation ought to skirt saying anything that might point to a particular entry, but until voting starts the more we talk about photography, the better.
05/26/2011 05:18:04 PM · #184
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Originally posted by EL-ROI:

This thread has tainted the challenge... isn't there an unwritten rule that you are not supposed to talk about the challenges until they are over?? Anyone who does should be exiled... or at least shunned like an Amish teenager!


There is a ban on talking about specific entries in a challenge during voting, but not on talking about the topic. Discussions about challenge topic, be it a technical challenge or a stylistic one, is in my opinion a great chance to share ideas, and argue about photography rather than the usual rants on religion or politics.

This thread has been a chance for people who never heard of HCB before to learn what made him an important photographer, and for people who know his work to discover that others see something very different in his work than they do. A chance to see clips of the master speaking and find out about movies made about him. We are supposed to be a photographic community, and sharing our knowledge and feelings about challenges are some of the best discussions on the board.Once submissions are in, conversation ought to skirt saying anything that might point to a particular entry, but until voting starts the more we talk about photography, the better.


I get the most from this site by picking and choosing which threads to read. This one has been hot and cold and a little deflating. I think most photographers love to get back to basics from time to time and this challenge is one of those chances. I for one struggle with all the high tech stuff and love just living in the moment with very simple things. Technology gets in the way much too often in my opinion. Getting to the root of things is a very good thing, especially these days when life moves at the speed of light. I love it when challenges like this one come out, regardless of the editing rules. These types of challenges, are challenging for both the techy and the art driven photog.
05/26/2011 05:35:48 PM · #185
Originally posted by schlake:

Hi all. I guess voting starts tonight.

I'd like to ask you all to vote for me. Mine is the desaturated one that wasn't cropped at all.

Thank you.


As long as you vote for mine. It is the one with color and I cropped it as well as made it HDR.. Thanks! :)
05/26/2011 06:32:36 PM · #186
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by schlake:

Hi all. I guess voting starts tonight.

I'd like to ask you all to vote for me. Mine is the desaturated one that wasn't cropped at all.

Thank you.


As long as you vote for mine. It is the one with color and I cropped it as well as made it HDR.. Thanks! :)


Isn't cropping disallowed by the rules? Edit: HDR is disallowed too!

Message edited by author 2011-05-26 18:33:41.
05/26/2011 06:35:02 PM · #187
Originally posted by schlake:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by schlake:

Hi all. I guess voting starts tonight.

I'd like to ask you all to vote for me. Mine is the desaturated one that wasn't cropped at all.

Thank you.


As long as you vote for mine. It is the one with color and I cropped it as well as made it HDR.. Thanks! :)


Isn't cropping disallowed by the rules? Edit: HDR is disallowed too!


He was joking..lol!
05/26/2011 06:50:07 PM · #188
Oh, a nice turnout so far: 78 entries.
We shall definitely post upon the turnaround the outtakes!
05/26/2011 07:32:35 PM · #189
well i'm in. after shooting crap all week i picked the cream of the crap. but i feel it best fit the challenge description:
Take a photograph in the style of this photographer who was famous for capturing candids at the "decisive moment".
05/26/2011 08:03:44 PM · #190
Rats, I'm so bummed. I just realized it's minimal editing. I have a version I love, but I used advanced editing. The minimal doesn't have half the impact. Oh well, I'll enter anyway, but I'm so disappointed.
05/26/2011 09:55:37 PM · #191
>:O just realized that I shot in RAW!!! NOOOOOOOO

O-well, don't think it would have done too great anyhow.
05/26/2011 10:00:37 PM · #192
I just can't risk damaging my overall average! Hardly made to 5.7, I ain't dropping it back to 5.6 :-\

this one is out for me!
05/26/2011 10:59:03 PM · #193
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

I just can't risk damaging my overall average! Hardly made to 5.7, I ain't dropping it back to 5.6 :-\

this one is out for me!

Chicken.
05/26/2011 11:10:48 PM · #194
49 minutes!!!
05/26/2011 11:42:31 PM · #195
17 minutes and 45 seconds left · 96 entries received · Thank you for your entry!
05/26/2011 11:48:10 PM · #196
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

this one is out for me!


I'm following in your footsteps...I'm waiting for the green apple challenge!

Good Luck Everyone!
05/26/2011 11:48:14 PM · #197
<<<< was first entry in, and haven't changed it either :-)
05/26/2011 11:55:45 PM · #198
can't decide..... argh
05/27/2011 11:09:01 PM · #199
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Rats, I'm so bummed. I just realized it's minimal editing. I have a version I love, but I used advanced editing. The minimal doesn't have half the impact. Oh well, I'll enter anyway, but I'm so disappointed.


I didn't realize it was Minimal Editing either and had shot in RAW. :( No entry for me, in spite of some great captures. *SIGH*

However, this challenge was a pleasure to view and score! Going to try to do some more comments :) Wish we had MORE of these types of challenge subjects as the candid shots in B&W are intriguing, making my mind wander with stories behind them. Some of them have had me going back several times to re-look with amusement and wonder. It's such a BEAUTIFUL change from the usual DPC Challenge type, set up, highly posed, no real message challenges! Loving it!

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