Weekly Photo Contest - Dec 12 to 19 - Inky Black

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kenoh, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    So, the theme for this week is Inky Black.
    I am going through a dark period right now. I am loving deep deep blacks in Black and White images. I am looking at Infrared Images and that dark dark high contract look and I really like it. As an example see below, I want you to show me your deep Black and White images, show me some light and shadow play, some ominous shadows or some Fine Art B&W architecture and waterfall shots, if not that then just some nice dark images with deep inky blacks in them. Most of all, have a go and have fun trying it.

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    The usual rules apply:

    · The photographs must be your own work.

    · Be creative and have fun.

    · You may only submit one photo per contest.

    · Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    · The contest runs for one week, starting NOW!

    · At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.

    · If the Judge is unable to complete the selection within 48 hours of the deadline for close, then a vote will be carried out to select a winner. This will be based on the number of "likes" each image has. In the event of a draw, the second place winner from the previous week will choose the tiebreaker.

    · The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).

    · Winners please update the Weekly Photo Contest Master thread at :
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/weekly-photo-contest-master-list-2015-tbd.1945331/
     
  2. akash.nu, Dec 12, 2018
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    akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Did you say high contrast?!

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    Edit - Entry swapped. From Gothic architecture to nature.
     
  3. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    This might get swapped this week, but at least I'm in for something right now.

    FB_December_05_2018_001-4.jpg
     
  4. malofx macrumors 6502

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    This is the inside of a massive burnt tree trunk, so massive I was able to crawl inside of it and take this photo from the bottom up.

    Taken at Sequoia National Park

    @kenoh I hope things get well soon.


    BLACK AND WHITE-1-2.jpg
     
  5. kenoh, Dec 12, 2018
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    kenoh thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I see what you did there....
     
  6. oblomow macrumors 68030

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    I guess he is reacting to: " I am going through a dark period right now."
    But I guess you mean photographically.
     
  7. kenoh thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Lol... I meant creatively...I like dark images. Lol.... :D:D:D:D
     
  8. inkmich macrumors 6502a

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    Four hours in and we get these entries already. I suspect you are going to have loads of 'fun' judging this week @kenoh. :)
     
  9. kenoh thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yep. Already hard to call!
     
  10. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    ISO happy!
     
  11. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    Notre Dame? I’m always a sucker for gothic cathedrals. Favorite architectural period, really, and I was once an architecture student. My favorite is Bourges.
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    It is indeed. Gothic style is one of my favourite as well.
     
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  14. kenoh thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I shutter kept quiet, this is gonna get cringey for sure
    --- Post Merged, Dec 12, 2018 ---
    This got a lot harder real fast!
     
  15. swifty168 macrumors member

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    Ooh dark. I like dark :)
    This was actually in colour originally but still a dark pic so I've reworked it into a BW image.

    Kopi Man
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    *Kopi is the local colloquial translation of coffee.
     
  16. deep diver macrumors 68000

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    I am not going to be able to get out this weekend, so this is from a few years ago.

    The Allegheny River Trail is an abandoned rail bed that was reclaimed and paved over to become a hike/bike trail that runs about 32 miles along Pennsylvania's Allegheny River. It is a spectacular place. The trail includes 2 tunnels. This is the literal light at the end of the tunnel. (2868' (874m) Rockland Tunnel.) It really is that black inside, even so close to the end.

    tunnel.jpg
     
  17. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Maybe not so inky, but definitely infrared. An old one reworked I'm afraid as I'm not getting out much at the moment.
    I do like the bookend swans though.

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    Leeds Castle Lake IR
    by Hugh Russell, on Flickr

    Taken with an infrared converted Nikon D70, 1/80 @ f/9

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  18. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    The long descent into the inky black world of puns.
     
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  21. deep diver macrumors 68000

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    Dark humor is very important, especially when it helps lighten the mood.

    Who wants to cast a shadow over this forum and pitch the next dad joke?
     

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