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The Art of Photography => But is it Art? => Topic started by: tom b on November 13, 2017, 11:05:57 PM

Title: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: tom b on November 13, 2017, 11:05:57 PM
Facebook has this little chain mail letter where you post one B&W photo a day for seven days about your life without any humans and no explanation.

I'm putting Eric Myrvaagnes up for the challenge.

I hope this wll work.

Cheers,
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 14, 2017, 12:15:58 AM
I'll give it a try, as long as each photo doesn't have to be taken on the day it's posted. I'm much too slow for that.
Here's one I converted from a Kodachrome slide. It's B&W because I couldn't get the colors right enough to satisfy my wife (who has normal color vision, unlike me.)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: tom b on November 14, 2017, 12:29:39 AM
Welcome to the challenge. Nice image, six to go. You have to name a LuLa member to keep the up the project.

Cheers,

Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: langier on November 14, 2017, 01:41:24 AM
I got challenged (again!) by at least two people just as I was heading out of town...my solution was to post seven images at once, plus one for interest. I don't always have time each day. Another time I me the challenge with two per day for a week. Thinking I should prepare a folder full of images for the next challenge or two...
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 14, 2017, 08:03:06 AM
I'll give it a try, as long as each photo doesn't have to be taken on the day it's posted. I'm much too slow for that.
Here's one I converted from a Kodachrome slide. It's B&W because I couldn't get the colors right enough to satisfy my wife (who has normal color vision, unlike me.)

Canadian Rockies? Some of those lakes have a colour that's hard to believe or tweak to get right. And it all depends on the light at that time, of course. Anyway, this is a very successful B&W conversion IMO.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 14, 2017, 08:47:51 AM
Canadian Rockies? Some of those lakes have a colour that's hard to believe or tweak to get right. And it all depends on the light at that time, of course. Anyway, this is a very successful B&W conversion IMO.
Correct. Lake O'Hara from Opabin Plateau in 1987.
So, now I challenge you, JNB to show your daily seven!   :)

Eric
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 14, 2017, 10:30:51 PM
Correct. Lake O'Hara from Opabin Plateau in 1987.
So, now I challenge you, JNB to show your daily seven!   :)

Eric

Didn't I already do that? I have a busy week ahead, and so this time I'll use Eric's interpretation that images taken in the past are valid. I'm going to start with a subject that's completely out of my usual wheelhouse.


Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 15, 2017, 12:03:31 AM
Nice pussy cat!

Here's my 2nd day submission, "Little Cod."

-Eric
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Rob C on November 15, 2017, 04:30:30 AM
Didn't I already do that? I have a busy week ahead, and so this time I'll use Eric's interpretation that images taken in the past are valid. I'm going to start with a subject that's completely out of my usual wheelhouse.

Made me think of Watson's Mick Jagger.

Rob
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2017, 09:59:46 AM
Made me think of Watson's Mick Jagger.

Rob

The Jagger/leopard facial blend is iconic, but I really like the shot with the leopard in the back seat of the car.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2017, 10:06:36 AM
My day 2 shot, and another one that isn't really typical of my photography. Gordie MacKeeman at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. Gordie (and his Rhythm Boys) always put on a good show.


Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 15, 2017, 10:50:32 AM
I love it, JNB! And Lunenburg as well.
Reminder: as Tom B said, "You have to name a LuLa member to keep the up the project."

Here's my Day 3 offering: Garage doors in San Francisco, many years ago.

Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2017, 01:23:16 PM
I love it, JNB! And Lunenburg as well.
Reminder: as Tom B said, "You have to name a LuLa member to keep the up the project."

Here's my Day 3 offering: Garage doors in San Francisco, many years ago.

Day 3: Never knew garage doors could look so... ominous! Great shot.

Reminder: I guess I'd first have to find someone watching this thread before I could challenge them (aside from Rob, for whom good B&W seems no challenge at all). Perhaps the "But is it Art? section is not the most appropriate/frequented area for the challenge?
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 16, 2017, 08:04:56 AM
Day 3 for me. Portraiture is another genre that I do very infrequently.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 16, 2017, 09:39:40 AM
... post one B&W photo a day for seven days about your life without any humans and no explanation....

Ahmmm...
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 16, 2017, 11:02:12 AM
Ahmmm...

Oh, Crap. I think that's silly, but OK, I'll post substitutes. And challenge Slobodan for wandering in here.  ;)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 16, 2017, 11:05:57 AM
Days 2 and 3 substitutes.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 16, 2017, 11:53:34 AM
... Garage doors in San Francisco...

There is always one... :)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 16, 2017, 12:06:00 PM
Day one:

(I know the rules say "no people," but I like breaking rules, so decided to post my selfie)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Rob C on November 16, 2017, 12:06:48 PM
There is always one... :)

There is also a classic. I can't remember who shot it, but it's a colour image - probably Kodachrome - of a row of garage doors with the tail of a Coupe de Ville sticking out of one, with the overhead garage door resting on it... lovely colours.

It would have to be a set up. Please?

Rob
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 16, 2017, 12:11:12 PM
There is also a classic. I can't remember who shot it, but it's a colour image - probably Kodachrome - of a row of garage doors with the tail of a Coupe de Ville sticking out of one, with the overhead garage door resting on it... lovely colours.

It would have to be a set up. Please?

Rob

Eric Meola:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/46/9d/90/469d904e377f819f64de31646e397f30.jpg)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 16, 2017, 12:19:43 PM
Eric Meola

That's certainly a great example of when colour works. As for the black and white, Slobodan looks very sweet in his selfie.  :)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Rob C on November 16, 2017, 02:38:18 PM
Yep, that's the shot, Slobodan. At least I remembered the car type, so perhaps there's hope yet!

Rob
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 16, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
OK, here's my day four. Eggplant (non-human variety)
Note: to invite someone who hasn't posted in this thread, send them a PM and post in whatever thread you see them in.

Slobodan's first post reminds me of a scene in a movie I saw many years ago. I think it was Slobodan climbing a large building. Quite appropriate, since he does such excellent architectural photos.   ;)
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: tom b on November 16, 2017, 10:27:19 PM
I like it, very Edward Weston (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=edward+weston+peppers&safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enAU695AU695&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg85TR1MTXAhUBp5QKHbSbDMwQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=768).

Cheers,
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 16, 2017, 11:47:38 PM
I like it, very Edward Weston (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=edward+weston+peppers&safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enAU695AU695&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg85TR1MTXAhUBp5QKHbSbDMwQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=768).

Cheers,
Thanks! I've got peppers, too, but I hadn't been aware that Edward did an eggplant.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 17, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
OK, here's my day four. Eggplant (non-human variety)

Beautiful.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 17, 2017, 09:25:02 AM
Day 4. Tromboncino Squash.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 17, 2017, 11:00:50 AM
Very swan-like. Nice!

Here's my day 5. Squall in Bay of Fundy.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 18, 2017, 08:50:10 AM
Day 5 for me.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 18, 2017, 03:19:40 PM
My day 2:


Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: tom b on November 18, 2017, 06:37:08 PM
My day 2:

No, no, no! Too reminiscent of the Sydney Dental Hospital (https://www.emporis.com/images/details/388158/exterior-view-to-the-southwest-from-elizabeth-street).

Dentists are evil.  :-[
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 18, 2017, 09:15:10 PM
Day six for me: More vegetables.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 19, 2017, 05:28:38 PM
Day 6.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 19, 2017, 11:29:57 PM
OK, here's my Day 7, and it's time for me to go to bed.

Eric
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: tom b on November 19, 2017, 11:37:12 PM
Thanks for contribution to the challenge. For some strange reason your last post remind me of Michael Ezra's nudes, who knows?

Cheers,
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 20, 2017, 01:57:34 PM
Thanks for contribution to the challenge. For some strange reason your last post remind me of Michael Ezra's nudes, who knows?

Cheers,
Thank you, Tom.
I am honored to be mentioned in connection with M. E.'s nudes.

Eric
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 20, 2017, 03:14:07 PM
OK, here's my Day 7, and it's time for me to go to bed.

Eric

A very appropriate image for bedtime! Very nice.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 20, 2017, 03:17:38 PM
Day 7
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Telecaster on November 20, 2017, 04:39:26 PM
Thanks for contribution to the challenge. For some strange reason your last post remind me of Michael Ezra's nudes, who knows?

At first glance I thought it was a croissant.  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 20, 2017, 04:46:09 PM
At first glance I thought it was a croissant.  :D

-Dave-
I've heard many interpretations over the years, but this is the first time for a croissant!

-Eric-
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 20, 2017, 04:47:15 PM
Day 7
Nice beach scene, JNB!
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 20, 2017, 05:47:38 PM
Day 3 (for me):

Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 20, 2017, 05:55:10 PM
Day 3 (for me):

Another artful architecture shot.
Title: Re: The seven day B&W challenge
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 21, 2017, 12:01:18 AM
Day 3 (for me):
Nice rhythms.