Weekly Photo Contest October 17 - 24: Monochrome Street

AlexH

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I want to bounce off last week's colorful theme, and go for something a little more... monochromatic. This week's contest theme is Monochrome Street. I love shooting in black and white, and you guys have probably noticed I shoot a lot of street photos. So, let's combine those two elements for this week's assignment. Part of my inspiration comes from the fine photographers gracing this forum with their street images. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

So go on, now, inspire me!


Rules:
  • 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! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread.)
  • 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.
  • 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).
 
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Apple fanboy

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Another shot from Amsterdam, as I really don't shoot people/street very often.
I really liked the way the girl was lit up by her iPhone screen, but I had to try and make sure she didn't notice the weird Brit shooting strangers in the bar!
Kudos to those of you who do this and make it look easy!

20160911-_DSC0270-Edit-Edit by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

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AlexH

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Contest will remain open for a few more hours, get your entries in now!
 

AlexH

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Sorry guys, I've been swamped and neglected my judging responsibilities. You'll have the results today!
 

AlexH

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This was an exceedingly difficult contest to judge. There were multiple images that could've easily been crowned the winner, but I must choose one. So let's get to it, shall we?

Honorable mention: @anotherscotsman. This shot made me chuckle every time. It's well composed, and it's got a great sense of humor to it. I love the apathetic look of the humans, and the almost grumpy look of the bird. You might just have more street skills than you give yourself credit for.

3rd Place: @MacRy. Well composed, great use of light and shadow, and a nice commentary on modern life. You have a well-documented eye for street photography. Well done!

2nd Place: @Indydenny. What a great angle. I feel like I'm physically standing over the man's shoulder as he works on the scroll. The lighting and hat add a lot of mood to this shot. I always like it when someone fills the frame up with interesting information, and you did a fantastic job of using every inch of the frame.

1st Place: @The Bad Guy -- I love this photograph! It's got a great sense of rhythm with those repeating lamps going down the alley way, and the line running down the center of the image takes me from the subject all the way down the alley to the people at the end. It's composed in such a way that it invites me to explore the scene, and that's always fun. Well done! Enjoy the fame and fortune of 1st place!

@kenoh - I love street photography at night, unfortunately I stink at it! I like your image, though.

@malofx - I have a Flickr group called Street Minimalist, and this would fit in nicely. This is an image that could've easily been in the top 3, or even 1st place. The competition is just that good this week. Well done!

@E3BK - Really good street shot. You captured his drumming at just the right moment. It makes me feel a sense of tension as my mind is waiting for the hand to fall, and the beat to continue. My only critique is it feels like it could use a minor straightening. Other than that, it's a solid street shot.

@dwfaust - I enjoyed this scene. The subject is interesting, and the guy on the far right adds to the atmosphere. Well done.

@CmdrLaForge - I appreciate b&w film shooters! I like the scene, but the rail in the bottom left quarter of the image distracts me from an otherwise very interesting photograph. I mentioned before that I like photos that invite me in to study them, and this fits the bill.

@Apple fanboy - I think you pulled off a great shot here! I love your use of the iPhone screen, and the composition adds a sense of mystery and tension to the scene. Nicely done.

@someoldguy - Monochrome Street is a hard street to find, it's pretty underground... Joking aside, I like this shot. As much as I love monochrome street photography (and I DO), I would be interested to see what this looks like in color.

@coryndiego - Great architecture! I could spend all day photographing this scene. One minor critique: the frame is distracting for me.

@deep diver - Well, that's a street, and it's monochrome... Haha. Beautiful shot, I love those mountains.

@MichalTMartinez - I love the sense of motion and competition. This is a really cool photo!

@rx7dude - Mesmerizing tunnel. I like your use of the repeating pattern.

I'd like to thank everyone who submitted a photograph, you all did a great job! It's all yours, @The Bad Guy!
 
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deep diver

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@deep diver - Well, that's a street, and it's monochrome... Haha. Beautiful shot, I love those mountains.
Yeah, well....... I knew what you were looking for. I didn't have time to go out and shoot, or even to dig through the files to find something. I thought I might sneak this by. I guess not.

Great images this week, as usual. Congrats to very deserving winners.
 
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