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Black and White Photography Contest

 Welcome to the black and white photography contest of the Photo forum although it's taken a little longer than it should, it's finally here. There will be another contest starting shortly after. The title is pretty self explanatory: you may submit anything that is black and white.
The rules
1) You must follow the uploading art rules
2) It must be black and white
3) Computer manipulation is allowed but please don't over do it. We like to see what you can do, not what your computer can do.
4) Your picture can be converted to grayscale, it doesn't have to start out with black and white film
5) Only one submission per person please


Winners:

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/1stplacephotobw.jpg> - [hannes]          <img120*0:http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hanny_fi/EmptySpaces.jpg>     1st
<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/2ndplacephotobw.jpg> - [Drowning In A Daydream]          <img120*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/118909_1152118801.jpg>     2nd
<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/3rdplacephotobw.jpg> - [Nocternity S.]          <img120*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/111241_1160805636.jpg>  3rd

Congratulations and thanks for all those great entries!



Please submit your entries below along with your name.

1. [Blaithin]
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/43221_1159382032.jpg>

2. [Aeolynn]
" Piano Reflections "
<img200*0:stuff/AeolinanPiano.jpg>

3.[Fire Panther]
The Look
<img200*0:stuff/thelookbw.jpg>

4.[Jitter]
<img200*0:stuff/100_1975.JPG>

5.[Quellealcar]
<img200*0:stuff/Delapadated-panB%26W.jpg>

6. [CrimsonDarkness]
It's the tongue for you!
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/52279_1159647653.jpg>

7. [Linderel]
<img200*0:stuff/blacknwhitecastle.jpg>

8. [shotokan_gal]
<img200*0:stuff/bwcontest_sg.jpg>

9.[Koralita]
i'm not sure if this is allowed, it's converted with the chalk & charcoal thingy, because my program to convert into greyscale crashed! >.<
<img200*0:stuff/Pantheon%20inside.jpg>

10. [Iseld]
Gargoyle
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/109628_1159725359.jpg>

11. [Elmiira]
"Who was she?"
<img200*0:stuff/betty2.jpg>
I may change this though.. :S

12. [Janouk]
<img200*0:stuff/PineCone-Janouk.jpg>

13. [Modern Mo]
I may find something better. (sorry it's kinda big)
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/141058_1142914113.jpg>

14. [~Lady Morgana~]
<img200*0:stuff/london06%20028.JPG>

15. [Kuruni]
<img200*0:stuff/kuruni-curious.jpg>

16. [~The Virus~]
<img200*0:http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Himmelild/Temp2.jpg>

17. [sequeena_rae]
<img200*0:stuff/margamcbw.jpg>

18. [Thain]
Some vines on a wall
<img200*0:http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Krischnan/VineBW.jpg>

19.[Iske]

<img200*0:stuff/jeanske.jpg>

20. [blu.nation]
Hiroshima
<img200*0:http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i317/emo-hearts/hiroshima.jpg>

21. [*micky*]
The dream to dance.....
[Removed/disqualified]

22. [FlowerGirl21]
"Holding on for eternity"
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/33349_1160300819.jpg>

23. [Skydancer]
"Shadows within memory"
<img200*0:stuff/6-24-06_0008.JPG>

24. [Faery]
"The key to my soul"
<img200*0:stuff/Key.jpg>

25.[Remos Page]
"what kids love thats not you"
<img200*0:stuff/IMG4859671.jpg>

26.[L?se]
"Why?"
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/45451_1157908786.jpg>

27. [BinaryPhoenix]
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/KraVon.jpg>

28. [Fabiank]
"Door to another world."
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/142329_1159558238.jpg>

29. [Misty Lady]
  "Black Swan"
<img:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/62627_1160668783.jpg>

30. [Kid Raven]
"Ice Queen"
<img200*0:http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h41/RavnDarkSparrow/My%20Pics/PICT0103.jpg>

31. [trinityfairy]
   "I-459 bulb"
<img200*0:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/trinityfairy/art/bulbclean.jpg>

32. [Nocternity S.]
"Love"
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/111241_1160805636.jpg>

33. [Seamus Schwathe]
"The Apartment At Night"
<img200*0:http://x32.xanga.com/53cd0460c603585096249/w58473532.jpg>


34. [Elion]
"Portal"
<img200*0:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/Dinge/Portal.jpg>

35. [Sherya]
"The fallen scarf"
<img200*0:stuff/Scarf%20B%26W_small.jpg>

36. [hannes]
"Empty Spaces"
<img200*0:http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hanny_fi/EmptySpaces.jpg>

37. [Cassave]
"Shadow Cat"
<img200*0:stuff/LenniShadow02.JPG>

38.[maluna]
"lost childhood"
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/photo/102271_1113791680.jpg>

39. [Yuichi♥]
"When you just feel alone in the world.."
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/140877_1161548438.jpg>

40. [The Apocalypse]
"creek leading nowhere"
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/53311_1149049753.jpg>

41. [dew_farie]
<img200*0:stuff/C%3ADocuments%20and%20SettingsMelissa%20FosterMy%20DocumentsMy%20PicturesPicsNephews%202Nathan1.jpg>

42. [Drowning In A Daydream]
So far away from reality
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/118909_1152118801.jpg>

43. [Forever Equine]
A close up of a horse's eye.
<img200*0:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Elvandia/bruiser_eye_bw.jpg>

44. [Firenze]
'see-saw'
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/46376_1161119756.jpg>

45. [Ssapzyne Del'Armgo]
"Night Jungle"
<img200*0:stuff/Night%20Jungle.jpg>

46. [deranged-bugosh]
Steven G. Bugosh (November 27, 1962 - June 11th, 2003)
<img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/C%3ADocuments%20and%20SettingsBoogMy%20DocumentsMy%20Picturesdaddy.jpg>

47. [Perplexity]
Great Falls, Maryland
<img200*0:stuff/PlexBWContest.jpg>



48. [Artemis Riddle]
Light
<img200*0:stuff/artycontestgray.jpg>>



This Contest is Closed!
The poll can still be found at B&W-Poll.



Thanks for all the beautiful entries!



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2006-10-16 [moonscale]: Yes they are, but I think the omposition of a few would actualy bebetter if they were in color. The fallen scarf for example. I'm sure it had some beautiful vibrant colors originally.

2006-10-16 [~Lady Morgana~]: Hmm maybe yes.

2006-10-16 [trinityfairy]: I agree 100%

2006-10-16 [maluna]: I think that something would look better in color and some just beg to be made in to black and white.like my picture lost childhood (not on here) but i knew when i took it i was going to turn it into balck and white.

2006-10-16 [hannes]: yes, in some cases b/w is just right.. but not in all cases, it isn't the magical way of making anything look classical.

2006-10-17 [Thain]: I like the scarf picture a lot, and the bridge

2006-10-17 [Seamus Schwathe]: Yes, but it is a good way to bring attention to shapes and shadows.

Argh... indecision.... >.<

2006-10-17 [~Lady Morgana~]: I hardly ever take black and white photos, portraits sometimes but I think the light has to be somewhat special to make a photo look interesting.

2006-10-17 [Sherya]: [moonscale] You are correct, but I paniced >_> I hardly take any B&W photos, I could have done better. Maybe I'll change the photo...

2006-10-18 [moonscale]: Its a great photo though, do you have it somewhere in color?

2006-10-18 [Sherya]: Yes, I do.

2006-10-19 [sequeena_rae]: Eeee [Cassave] your picture is awesome!

2006-10-19 [Cassave]: Thanks [sequeena_rae], though Lenni is a very cooperative model 8)

2006-10-19 [sequeena_rae]: I love it when they're like that <3
Mine are currently going through the 'I hate cameras' stage ¬_¬

2006-10-20 [maluna]: ok i have one up not my best but it's up it may change i have beat this picture to death and back i really need to get some curent work up on my computer

2006-10-22 [Yuichi♥]: i was bored at school and i took a pic of a friend.. it came out like that and i liked it..Not that good though.. and.. Unfortunatly someone the next day stole my camera .. now im searching for it.. **Sighs** .. i cant get a new one either..

2006-10-23 [maluna]: thats sucks i would kill if someone stoll my camera i would kill lol just kidding :) it was my moms last gift to me so i would be really mad.

2006-10-23 [Yuichi♥]: I got mine from my dad and it was really expensive not a 10$ disposable it was around $300.. Im going to have to find a way to find it..

2006-10-23 [maluna]: mine was like $400 i think

2006-10-23 [Yuichi♥]: **sighs** i miss my camera..

2006-10-25 [Seamus Schwathe]: I got mine used... $230. But I love it so much!

Trouble is I have so many good negatives I've never printed.

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