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Weekly IL Black and White Challenge - ending 8pm Wednesday 18th May 2022 - Public service


This week's topic is anything to do with public service - it could be something to do with the emergency services, or a bus driver, or a road sweeper, or just someone doing a kindness .... up to you.

(Just a thought - if Eddie doesn't do a selfie, can that be considered a public service?)

My example is from our local beach the summer before last.

The rules:

1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. YOUR IMAGE MUST BE TAKEN AFTER THE THEME IS ANNOUNCED.
3. The image must be uploaded in a comment in this thread by 8pm (UK time) on the following Wednesday.
4. Images must be B&W (or sepia toned).
5. Only one upload per member
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week's 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 find a worthwhile and deserving subject.
9. NO SELFIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

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saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
12 May 2022 5:52PM

Quote:(Just a thought - if Eddie doesn't do a selfie, can that be considered a public service?)

See Rule 9...
EddieAC 17 3.4k 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2022 7:38PM
.....and I was going to do a photo of myself sorting letters at work.... Ah well. Wink
EddieAC 17 3.4k 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2022 7:41PM

Quote:9. NO SELFIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!



Hey!! Does this mean Malc could be the first person to win a challenge without even taking a photo?

That's if you call the banning of selfies a public service.. Smile
Well, moderators must always be obeyed .. but other than that they get no special privileges, so must therefore enter an image, as implied in rules 2,3 and 4. Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
13 May 2022 1:08PM
The addition of Rule 9 was done very much tongue-in-cheek, so if Eddie feels that an image of him at work, actually working and not sitting around drinking tea, is to be defined as a public service, then so be it. However, sorting out bills for delivery is hardly a public service. Throwing them in the incinerator would be more beneficial to the addressee...Tongue
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.2k 14 United Kingdom
13 May 2022 2:26PM
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Taken today with my phone.
If I get a chance to return I may try again and beg Malc indulgence as moderator
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
16 May 2022 7:42PM
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Create Date16/05/2022 11:38



The driver of the bus...
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
17 May 2022 11:49AM
Public servant...

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Create Date17/05/2022 15:45


Carabosse Plus
19 42.3k 270 England
17 May 2022 1:11PM
Street tree pulveriser!

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Create Date17/05/2022 12:57


EddieAC 17 3.4k 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2022 6:58PM
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Public Service Bus

I had a go at getting some blur in a bus as it pulled into the stop. Not the best angle and probably needed an ND filter.
Few minutes to go ... I will be a bit late judging (cooking dinner at the moment) but will be back 9-ish.
Thanks to everyone for their entries - all excellent and with great tonal range and contrast .. much better than my example, which I was a bit disappointed with to be honest. I have since messed about with it but not yet achieved the punch that all your images have. Must try harder.

So, very impressive selection all round and hard to decide a winner but I liked the human touch in Somnath's 'public servant' image very much so am handing the baton over you to Somnath.
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.2k 14 United Kingdom
18 May 2022 9:17PM
Well done Somnath and thank for hosting Andrew
EddieAC 17 3.4k 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2022 9:25PM
Many thanks Andrew for this week and well done to Somnath for the win. I haven't seen that much paperwork since the last time my wife used the toilet. Smile

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