Weekly B&W Challenge ending 8pm Wed 20th March 2019 - CONTROLLING


In photography we talk about controlling ... a lot! But when you think about it more broadly the word 'control' really is an interesting concept. In general life we use control mechanisms a lot too - they are everywhere!

Sometimes they are physical objects/devices, used to control animals (pens and gates, etc.), people (alarms, etc.) or inanimate objects (e.g. TV remote controls). Other times they can be more subtle (e.g. "The look") or abstract in nature (e.g. money).

So your challenge this week is to find some interesting examples of control in action (or the devices/mechanisms that do the controlling) and take some fabulous shots of them for me!

There are plenty of options with this one so, whatever your preferred genre, there should be something in there to suit you. Grin

The rules (as always) are:

1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. All images must be taken after the theme is announced.
3. All images must be uploaded by 8pm on Wednesday
4. All uploads must be B&W (or sepia toned)
5. Only one upload per member
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week challenge and the judge’s decision is final
7. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week
8. Have fun - but don't take things too far!!!! Blush

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saltireblue Plus
8 9.1k 35 Norway
14 Mar 2019 7:49AM
Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...

Quote:Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...


I would refer you backto rule 8 - don't take things too far!!!! Blush Blush Blush
cattyal Plus
13 8.8k 6 England
14 Mar 2019 9:26AM

Quote:Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...


You can borrow my kit if you like.......
SlowSong Plus
10 8.0k 30 England
14 Mar 2019 10:17AM

Quote:
Quote:Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...


You can borrow my kit if you like.......



She's not joking either. Grin
saltireblue Plus
8 9.1k 35 Norway
14 Mar 2019 12:18PM

Quote:
Quote:Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...


You can borrow my kit if you like.......


Right then...next time I visit, I'll leave mrs.salty at home...Wink
cattyal Plus
13 8.8k 6 England
17 Mar 2019 4:27PM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:Damn! Now I wish I hadn't sold off all the bdsm gear. I knew it would come in handy one day...ah well, back to the drawing board...


You can borrow my kit if you like.......


Right then...next time I visit, I'll leave mrs.salty at home...Wink



errrr - I think a house move is in order............
BertM New Member
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18 Mar 2019 9:49PM
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Rotary engine from an airplane
18 Mar 2019 10:42PM
Hi Bert.
Welcome to the group... great to have a new member.
I've just sent you a message with a link to the right place to upload your image. But here it is again, just in case...
https://www.ephotozine.com/groups/weekly-black-and-white-challenge-83/photos
Any problems, just post a message and one of us will help you out.
Good luck!
Linda 😊
20 Mar 2019 3:35PM
I've controlled the upload of my entry - so to speak (nothing to do with the initial posts in this thread)
Smile
KrazyKA 3 1.1k United Kingdom
20 Mar 2019 3:44PM
Ha, no idea 😱😱😱
Ok peeps. Apologies...I was very distracted by other things today and forgot to post a 12 hour reminder as I had planned. Blush

But we're now into the final half hour. Time for you to unleash your inner creativity if you haven't already and exercise enough control to get your image uploaded before time escapes you!
OK. Now my computer's decided to play ball...

Time's up. I'm off to peruse the submissions. Back soon with a verdict....
OK. I've had time to peruse and, unusually, not a drop of anything stronger than water has passed my lips while I was doing so! Not that I'm on a health-kick or anything - it just never occurred to me until now (plenty of time to fix that oversight!). Anyway, I digress. Back to business....

Bert: Welcome to the group. I happen to know through the messages we’ve shared that this picture of the Cathedral Quarter was not actually intended for this week’s challenge. Lovely image though – looking forward to seeing some more of your photos in future challenges (at least I'm hoping we will)!

Eddie: Some lovely ghostly figures in there – I see you were exercising great control over the exposure too! I’m sure it’s an illusion, but the people look like they’re walking directly to the van rather than across the road. I hope they made it across safely!

Mervyn: I don’t know what the land behind the gate is, but someone definitely doesn’t want anyone going in there, do they?! Can’t help feeling there’s a flaw in their defences though … being only a low gate, I’m pretty sure most people (and a host of animals too) could go over where they can’t go through.

Phil: Lovely collection of remote controls there. I share your pain with knowing which button to press when and for what (often made worse by user-defined buttons) but I have to say I’m impressed that you could find the remotes in the first place – ours usually hide themselves down the side of the sofa cushions or under a newspaper!

Malc: Another image where I can’t hep thinking there’s a flaw in the logic… I’m wondering why the Landrover didn’t just drive through the far right lane – there appears to be no barrier there (free parking opportunity?) But I am impressed by the inclusion of not one but two forms of control in your image this week.

Peter: That’s one form of control I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting to see this week. Delighted you included it. Lovely to see the sun shining up in Scotland – it always seems to be dull or raining when I go. Sad Not sure if you’ve entered the group challenge before but just in case you’re also a first time entrant – welcome to you too! Smile And if you’ve posted before and I was just asleep – please accept my apologies! Blush

Simon: This one made me chuckle when I saw it because of the title. I have to say, the human looks very much in control of the dog at that point though I can well imagine a different scene a little later where the reverse would be true!

Alison (IL): Jet looks very patient and controlled there. Please pass on my positive feedback (and maybe a special treat?). And both looking very well-turned out in splendid refinery too!

Hmmm… you haven’t made it easy this week – again!
Any of them could have been a worthy winner and I do like them all for a whole variety of reasons. So please, all of you, give yourselves a pat on the back from me. However, as they say, there can be only one winner. And this week I am drawn to…





Peter’s image. I liked the surprise elements (both the subject of the image and the fact that the sun does shine in Scotland, sometimes). But I also like the overall scenic image with the lovely light reflecting on the water in the foreground. I’m just left wondering how you captured it. Was you on the canal yourself? Or does the canal run across the image so you could stand on the bank? Either way, the honour is yours for the next week. So congratulations Peter and thank you for sharing.
Snapper Plus
14 4.4k 3 Scotland
20 Mar 2019 9:22PM
Many thanks for that Linda, and pleased to see that the only restraint devices were those attached to dogs! Wink I'm off for a look at the list of old topics to see what I can come up with for the coming week. Grin

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