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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:11 PM

**COMMENT THREAD FOR NOVEMBER CONTEST**

Please use this thread for your comments on entries to the November contest "Landscapes in Black & White."

Thanks!

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Reply **COMMENT THREAD FOR NOVEMBER CONTEST** (Original post)
Mz Pip Nov 2012 OP
rDigital Nov 2012 #1
Mira Nov 2012 #2
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #3
Callalily Nov 2012 #4
alfredo Nov 2012 #5
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #7
alfredo Nov 2012 #8
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #11
alfredo Nov 2012 #12
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #13
alfredo Nov 2012 #14
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #20
alfredo Nov 2012 #30
Mira Nov 2012 #10
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #6
alfredo Nov 2012 #9
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #15
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #16
CC Nov 2012 #17
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #18
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #36
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #19
Mira Nov 2012 #21
CC Nov 2012 #33
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #22
Mira Nov 2012 #23
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #24
JCMach1 Nov 2012 #25
JCMach1 Nov 2012 #26
teamster633 Nov 2012 #27
JCMach1 Nov 2012 #28
Richard D Nov 2012 #31
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #29
rDigital Nov 2012 #32
misschicken Nov 2012 #53
rDigital Nov 2012 #54
Mira Nov 2012 #34
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #35
a la izquierda Nov 2012 #41
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #42
a la izquierda Nov 2012 #46
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #47
a la izquierda Nov 2012 #56
Mira Nov 2012 #48
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #49
Mira Nov 2012 #50
bluedigger Nov 2012 #51
Johnny Noshoes Nov 2012 #37
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #38
Mira Nov 2012 #44
misschicken Nov 2012 #52
alfredo Nov 2012 #60
JCMach1 Nov 2012 #61
Shadowflash Nov 2012 #39
Crepuscular Nov 2012 #40
bluedigger Nov 2012 #43
Mira Nov 2012 #45
alfredo Nov 2012 #55
handmade34 Nov 2012 #57
alfredo Nov 2012 #58
ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #59
Mira Nov 2012 #62
ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #63
livilinh17 Nov 2012 #64

Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

1. It appears that we are off to a solid start! Great Photos so far! nt

 

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. I am so very glad we are doing this subject

There are very beautiful photos coming in already.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:29 PM

3. Wow. Just wow. Great photos!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:11 AM

4. Wonderful entries.

I'm having fun shooting in black and white again.

I've photographed this clock at different times of the day and evening and in every season, but never thought of shooting it in black and white.

Taken yesterday on my walk home from work.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:09 AM

5. I like the glowing dial.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:49 PM

7. I've been humming/singing "In the Pines".

Your photo/title sparked it. Not complaining. Not complaining at all.

Thank you.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

8. That song came to me when I took the picture.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:22 PM

11. :)

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:24 PM

12. Now it is an ear worm. Help!

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:26 PM

13. lol It'll be OK.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:41 PM

14. Easy for you to say.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:11 AM

20. A long, long time ago

a branch of my family came down from the mountains. They brought the music and the dance of their former home with them. I grew up knowing the difference between a hootenanny and a hoedown....and a keen appreciation for the haunting melodies of the Appalachians. I still break into a buck dance/flat foot from time to time. My dogs love it. lol (Cause I only do it when no one else is home)

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:16 PM

30. There are times when the full-blown hick comes out of me. I'm a flatlander, but the

music of the mountains, and the four part harmony of the gospel have stayed with me as an urbanite.

I think four part harmony was referred to as four corner. There was also a thing called shape note.

This groups sings shape note.
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Response to Callalily (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:05 PM

10. I'm quite sure I know your photos of this clock

never this close up - and that angle the others showed the area it sits in I think. I like the B/W version a lot.
The light of the face and the black of the case are great together.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:10 PM

6. Very nice entries so far.

I'll be sitting this one out since I'm not by my computer. It's kind of fun to watch from the sidelines.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. Good, that will give the rest of us a chance. ;)

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:42 PM

15. I am in awe.

These are jaw droppingly gorgeous.

Please do not make me have to break any ties!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:57 PM

16. CC, I really love your shot.

Genius.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:37 PM

17. TY :)

Finally getting around to working on some for fun. I liked yours from the fall contest taken at night, one reason is I had to look twice as it reminded me of a nighttime desert at first look. Hope you are still enjoying the grandbabies and getting you fill of hugs & kisses.


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Response to CC (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:23 AM

18. I have, quite literally, hundreds of pictures

And I still have until Thursday afternoon. They are really adorable.

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Response to CC (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:48 PM

36. game over.

calling it.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:50 AM

19. I second that.

Absolutely stunning.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:13 AM

21. I'll be the third. I think that photo

is what illustrates the word "perfect".
I absolutely love it and want to be there to see it myself.

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Response to Mira (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:43 AM

33. Even better than you b-day photo?

I purposely did not use it though and now finally going through those in between trying to get wedding books done.

I'm trying to decide if I like yours better in black & white or color. It is wonderful in both.


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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:15 AM

22. Holy Guacamole!

What a great turn out already! I'm humbled to be part if this group. You guys are GOOD!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:26 AM

23. jcMach1

Intriguing is the least of the adjectives I can use for your photo.
There is so much going on, and so much to ponder. I utterly adore it. It catches me emotionally and visually.
Congrats from my house.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:52 AM

24. I am speechless, well not really speechless, but there are not enough adjectives in my vocabulary ..

to express how incredible, beautiful, stunning, breathtaking, divine, exquisite, and on and on, all the entries are for this months contest.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:34 AM

25. Great entries this time... love the canyon shot

I am sooo bad at capturing any kind of animal outside of humans. I am always envious of those of you who are good at it.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:38 AM

26. Is it time (next contest) to up the KB allowed?

I had a heck of a time shrinking my B/W down. And, frankly, it is a bit lossy from the original The newer high-res cameras seem to start losing a bit when you take 800x X and then shrink below 250K.

Could we consider upping that to 300, or 350?

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:22 AM

27. I'll second that.

It kills me to save to medium-low quality jpeg. Surely, anyone who bothers to look at our contests is on broadband by now. I'd love to see the maximum dimension increased to 1024 as well. There can't be that many 15" monitors left out there.

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Response to teamster633 (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

28. Posted as a separate thread because I think it is an important discussion to have

I really noticed the loss in the B/W contest. It really affected the pic I used.

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Response to teamster633 (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:38 PM

31. Thirded

Most all photos benefit from being seen at a larger size with higher resolution.

Awesome photo, CC. Utterly perfect.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

29. ---> rDigital: yeah ... crazy like a fox. Nice framing. Did you build that?

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:42 PM

32. The abandoned steel mill was purpose built for this photo. All I had to do was feel it out. : )

 

thanks. No construction on my part.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:23 PM

53. That demonstrates an impressive dedication to the art of composition.

 

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Response to misschicken (Reply #53)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 PM

54. 3 more ROFL smilies next time, or I'll be insulted! ; ). nt

 

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:08 AM

34. I don't know when we have done better -

one after another the winners dribble in. I call them all winners because there is no way I can chose one over the other, I get privately rhapsodic over each of them.
Seeing them makes me realize we have not done nearly enough black and white.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:49 PM

35. good lord. I am humbled. remind me to never enter one of these things again

I am not worthy.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #35)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

41. Don't worry about it!

I take my pictures on a Canon Powershot little automatic camera that is about 5 years old. Just give it your best shot (hahaha).

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:19 PM

42. well, where is your entry? honestly, I am considering dropping out. it is embarassing. -

obvious amateur trying to compete with these pros! who am I kidding.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:40 AM

46. It's there.

It's called Along a Lost Highway

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #46)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:31 PM

47. nice shot.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #47)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:55 AM

56. Thank you

Mexico is a photographer's paradise.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:53 PM

48. You are so making me laugh. The diversity of us is what's most of the fun.

AM I WRONG remembering you won first place with a photo of a meadow with some farm equipment in the foreground on the left.
Tell me I'm wrong.

Some are pros, some aren't. When they start talking their fancy talk I am clueless what they are talking about.
For instance the thread about photo size that got pinned to the top today. If they want them bigger I will use photobucket and click on the next larger size. That's all she wrote, because that's all I understand.

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Response to Mira (Reply #48)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:01 PM

49. :-)

but, really - I think the good cameras are "exposed" in this competition. It seems more noticeable in B/W. I am in way over my head.

I am not sure what you are talking about. I have never won a contest here. I don't think I have ever made the semi-finals even.

I do have a photo of a meadow (?) with a truck (?) somewhere in my photobucket that I think I entered -maybe- a couple of years ago



but, Yeah this B/W contest is amazing. I wish I could afford a decent camera. Actually, I wish I was better with the one I have

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #49)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:55 PM

50. Hmmm - so I remember the entry of the photo

but not the standing it achieved. It's highly possible I liked it so much it won in my own mind. I know it's been a couple of years at least.
I hope you can get a good camera soon. Your enthusiasm makes you deserve it, so visualize it and maybe it will come to you.

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Response to Mira (Reply #48)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

51. Fancy talk!

Me, too!

Sometimes I think I should just sit at the kid's table and let the adults talk.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:12 PM

37. We should do B&W more often.

There are some amazingly beautiful images in this contest.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:37 AM

38. I think that would be fun, especially since I'm missing this one.

How about black and white pictures of grandchildren? . I'm up to about 650 shots of them now. I'm sure I could find a good one to convert.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:14 PM

44. I've been saying it over and over -

I'm picking up my jaw after each new entry yet again. I think we should stay on this new trend, and for the next year only have ONE color contest.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:21 PM

52. Black and white presents its own challenges,

 

but I definitely think the rewards are worth it. This is a beautiful set of photos already. It's amazing to see everyone's take on what a b&w should look like.

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Response to misschicken (Reply #52)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:36 AM

60. When writing, you go over your draft and remove what isn't

needed to advance the story. Black and white edits out the color that distracts from, or doesn't advance the story you want to tell.

B&W gives one a lot freedom because there is no expectation of reality. In color everyone knows the color of a brick or a blade of grass, and expect it to be that color. B&W makes the viewer see beyond the color. B&W is liberating.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:00 PM

61. Sepia!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:06 PM

39. I live for B&W.

I do some color occasionally but B&W is now, and always will be, where my heart is at.

This is my third contest entry and, judging by the competition, I'm thinking that I'll not win this one either. These are almost all spectacular.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

40. Better and better

Man, the submissions this month are just getting better and better, some of these are scary good!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:28 PM

43. Just checked out the rest of the field after posting my entry.

If I ever looked before entering I'd never enter at all!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:15 PM

45. With every new entry I genuinely

feel sorry for the voters, including ourselves. In my mind's eye I see the comments like: I'll throw in the towel, how can I vote for just one............................

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Response to Mira (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:02 AM

55. The one by PuppyBismark has an incredible sky.

We've have some talented new members in our group. That's great.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #55)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:42 PM

57. I have been meaning to

express my awe at PuppyBismark's photo... very nice!!

**I have been otherwise used up and not been out with my camera... I so miss it (my entry was one I took for the '100paces' and decided to enter it although I really like to shoot new photos for contests)**

I love the new entries and photographers we have been getting

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #57)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:58 PM

58. New members bring fresh ideas and techniques.

I have a new used lens, the Olympus 40~150mm zoom. I'm hoping to get some use out of it this weekend.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:49 PM

59. Earth - Wind - and a faraway Lake

I finally took a moment to slowly go through the submissions.

Love the layers in this one!

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:15 PM

62. Thank you ManiacJoe.

I like it a lot too, and even it I get no votes (entirely possible in this strongest field imaginable) it's the one I had to use.
I study your photo too, I've never been to Ireland, and it looks so representative of what I imagine. I like it better BTW in black and white.

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Response to Mira (Reply #62)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:15 AM

63. Ireland is great for the tourist.

Lots of old castles and the like. Lots of green countryside. (They get as much rain as Seattle.) Good food, friendly people.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:48 AM

64. Hello !

I will recommend this site to everyone I know! Wow, this is really great!!

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