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Weekly IL B&W Challenge ending 8pm Wed 22nd March 2023 - Sharp

EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2023 5:57PM
The theme this week and after much thought I decided on "Sharp". It can be sharp implements, sharp taste, sharp tongue anything sharp in nature, however you like to interpret and present it.

My example below is a sharp cutting tool that attaches to my drill as I need to cut a TV protector to the correct size.


1. The challenge is just for fun
3. Only b&w or sepia-toned images allowed.
4. Only one upload per member, uploaded in this thread.
5. If you win, you host the next week’s challenge - see note below.


Hosting involves starting a new challenge thread (with or without an example image - your choice) - and coming back at the end of the week to choose a winner.


Carabosse Plus
20 43.3k 270 England
16 Mar 2023 6:09PM
May have to use cutting-edge technology for this challenge! Smile
EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2023 6:13PM
I do like it when someone else has a sharper wit than me. Smile
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2023 1:02PM
Reading the title the challenge finishes at 8pm Sharp.
Better not wait and get this in....

Take your pick from the scrapper and knife on his steps or the grinder in his hand.
Hopefully he didn't find and sharp edges as he checked with his hand.


Camera Model NameE-M5MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II
F Number5.6
Focal Length120.0 mm
Create Date16/03/2023 11:57

Carabosse Plus
20 43.3k 270 England
20 Mar 2023 1:24PM
The knives are out!


Camera Model NameILCE-6500
Lens Model56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 018
F Number2.0
Shutter Speed Value1/100
Focal Length56.0 mm
Create Date20/03/2023 13:08

saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
21 Mar 2023 3:35PM

Camera Model NameX-H2
Lens ModelSIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary 021
F Number2.8
Shutter Speed Value1/128
Focal Length50.0 mm
Create Date21/03/2023 16:17

The sharpest thing I have ever encountered in my lifetime - mrs. salty's tongue!🤣😛
22 Mar 2023 1:31PM
Maybe it'll be a draw this week?


Camera Model NameX-T3
F Numberundef
Shutter Speed Value1/39
Focal Length50.0 mm
Create Date22/03/2023 13:00

EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2023 8:32PM
Okay Cut!! (The new Time's up for this week).

Back soon with a decision. Smile
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2023 9:10PM
Listening to something sharp while we wait....

EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2023 10:09PM
Back again and slightly (More than) delayed by the two year old seeking attention. The winner will be announced after the following snippets.....

Dave - I hope our character doesn't slip on that ladder. A multitude of items he could have an accident with and cut, lacerate or even remove body parts with.

CB - I'm just wondering which one of those knives would make the cleanest cut of a Jammie Dodger. I guess i will never find out as I tend to eat them whole.

Malc - "Get that camera out of my face!!" must be one of the sharpest responses that tongue has ever made.....or is it? Mrs Salty, always game for a photo as usual. I hope she enjoyed a good Mothers Day!!

Andrew - Sharpie by name and sharp by nature. You managed to pencil in the write subject again this week.

Okay with that done now for the winner. I have decided to go with CB's knives and biscuit. An assortment of really sharp implements and the threat of a potential victim. All that's missing is the photo of the remaining crumbs.

So well done to CB and many thanks everyone for taking part this week!! Smile
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2023 10:13PM
Well done CB, a cut above the rest.
Thanks Eddie, kept our focus sharp this week.
22 Mar 2023 10:14PM
Well done CB, always good to see a jammie dodger wining.

Thanks Eddie for getting me to open my pencil case.
Carabosse Plus
20 43.3k 270 England
22 Mar 2023 10:24PM
Thanks very much Eddie - and for this week's fun. Smile

Back later with a new theme.

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