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Theme: A Road and A Building - ends 8pm 9th March 2011

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 8:44 AM

Ok Weekly Black and White Group challenge time again.

This time Im giving you a broad choice all the image has to feature is a road/street and at least one building. Any location at all where you live, in town, industrial estates, absolutely anywhere. If you want to concentrate on an item ie. lamp-post, pillar box and have the rest out of focus thats fine just as long as the road and building can be seen.

All I ask however is that you switch your camera mode to black and white so that means no use of the optical viewfinder and lcd screen only so that youre not distracted by pretty colours and have to pay attention to shades of grey. Im hoping that at some point over the next week there will be some bits of sunshine to give some nice shadows, maybe a chunk of light coming through an alley with shadow either side a nice mix of light and dark.

Of course I shall have to trust you on this and yes, I know its generally considered better to convert from a colour file, but I want to concentrate the mind its quite an entertaining exercise.

As usual images to be taken and uploaded between now and 8pm on Wednesday 9th March 2011.

Last Modified By cattyal at 3 Mar 2011 - 8:47 AM
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Andy_Cundell
3 Mar 2011 - 11:22 AM

A road and a building.................The first thing that comes to my mind is Stott Hall Farm on the M62 near Manchester/ Leeds in the UK! For Non UK residents, they built a motorway around the farm!

Stott Hall Farm

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 11:28 AM

Very neat to look at but I'd hate to live there!

Andy_Cundell
3 Mar 2011 - 5:58 PM

Now would you class the ocean as a road? It's a road for ships?

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:03 PM

and what would you class as a building in the middle of an ocean? an oil rig? Smile

Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse e2 Member 7407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:28 PM

What about a caravan is that a building Smile

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:29 PM

oh good grief Smile Next time I run a challenge (assuming there is a next time) I'm going to get you all to photograph a house brick Wink

jarendell
jarendell e2 Member 795 forum postsjarendell vcard Spain2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 7:06 PM

Can it be flint instead of brick?x

Andy_Cundell
3 Mar 2011 - 7:38 PM

if its a brick from a shed, is that a house brick or a shed brick?

Lynx08
Lynx08 e2 Member 61232 forum postsLynx08 vcard England
3 Mar 2011 - 7:59 PM

might have a go at this one!

Scutter
Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 10:26 PM


Quote: If its a brick from a shed, is that a house brick or a shed brick?

ahh no; a shed brick is one that has fallen off a buildingTongueWink

I will really try hard to take part this week!!

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 10:40 PM

I can see total confusion arising out if this thread continues like this and who knows what entries will appear Smile

Anyway, I'm afraid I'm heading off to my bed - the journey to the meeting and back took longer than the meeting itself!

Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse e2 Member 7407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 10:59 PM


Quote: I can see total confusion arising out if this thread continues like this and who knows what entries will appear Smile

Does it have to be an 'A' road or can it be a B road, unclassified road or Motorway Tongue

Andy_Cundell
4 Mar 2011 - 8:04 AM


Quote: I can see total confusion arising out if this thread continues like this and who knows what entries will appear Smile

Does it have to be an 'A' road or can it be a B road, unclassified road or Motorway Tongue

LMAO! I can't believe I missed that one!

Andy_Cundell
5 Mar 2011 - 4:33 PM

So, I found the 'monochrome' setting on my D90, went out and took loads of photo's, came home, uploaded them on to the computer, went to open them in Photoshop and they all come out in colour!

I checked with live view that they were in B&W and after I took each photo!

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