Black & White Sunday: Manipulation

What are your views on photo manipulation? Historically speaking, it is as old as the 19th century, but today it is widely used for different purposes. Some photo manipulations are considered an artform and others are frowned upon as manipulations intended to deceive viewers especially those used in sales or political propaganda. My trooper bellow is not selling anything. I made him black and white while keeping his best feature in colour. I used my favourite photo manipulation technique known as selective colouring.

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This is my last post for a while. I will be back on the 28th July with Thursday’s Special (more about the schedule here), but please if you have some examples of your own manipulations, leave me your links, and link to this post. Until next time peace and good will to you all.

 

 

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Check out the entries to this photo challenge by clicking on the links bellow:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/07/03/little-red-bus

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/black-white-sunday-manipulation

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/07/manipulation.html

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/black-and-white-sunday-manipulation

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/black-and-white-sunday-manipulation

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/take-a-break-kalinaw-wordhighjuly

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/07/06/black-white-sunday-manipulation

Thursday’s Special: Descent

First of all let me congratulate the winner of the last poll organized for Thursday’s Special photo challenge contest. Tobias M. Schiel with his innovative approach to the theme won most votes. Today the theme for Thursday’s Special photo challenge is Descent. If you want to participate in this challenge make sure to leave me your links (and link here) by 5th of July. On the 6th I am taking a holiday, and will be back with a new Thursday’s Special on the 28th July. The last two TS challenges will remain free of polls due to the lack of time, but all will be resumed after my break. That said, Black&White Sunday challenge is still scheduled for Sunday, 3rd of July. On Scheduled challenges page you may find more about future events and challenges. Wishes for a happy and peaceful Thursday to all!

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Please check out the entries to this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/06/30/descent-thursdays-special

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/30/feet-of-watery-descent

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/30/thursdays-special-descent/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/9780/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/thursdays-special-descent

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/07/01/a-descent-for-thursday

https://suejudd.com/2016/07/01/thursdays-special-descent

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/timpi-wordhighjuly/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/thursday-special-descent

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/descent/

Black & White Sunday: Always there

When I was thinking about a theme for today’s challenge my first idea was “iconic” (as in iconic view of a place), but then it occurred to me that it could be a bit too challenging, so finally I decided on “always there” as it can give everybody a chance to come up with a fitting photo.

Thank you for playing again. Peace to you all.

 

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P.S. For those who are not yet familiar with the rules of this challenge, they are quite simple. Make a post containing one or several photos in B&W, leave a link to your post in the comment section below and make sure to provide a link to this challenge in your post.  More about future events here.

 

https://teepee12.com/2016/06/26/black-white-sunday

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/06/always-there-and-iconic.html

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/iconic/

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/06/27/always-there-dont-bank-on-it

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/black-white-sunday-always-there

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/black-white-sunday-always-there

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/28/over-a-century

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/black-and-white-sunday-always-there

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/bw-sunday-always-there/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/29/black-white-sunday-always-there/

Thursday’s Special: Mirroring

Mirrors do not always show the true state of things, do they?

 

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I don’t think you should have problems coming up with a photo for this theme. You may post it any time by next Tuesday, 30th June noon (CET), however this time there will be no voting for the best entry due to my approaching holiday. Leave links to your posts in the comment section and link to this post, and please if you haven’t done so, don’t forget to vote for the best “here and there” entry.

Happy Thursday!

 

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I would like to thank all participants in this challenge. Here are the links to their posts:

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/mirror-in-the-globe

https://restlessjo.me/2016/06/23/water-nymph/

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/23/deja-vu

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/06/23/mirrors-thursdays-special/

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/06/23/thursdays-special-mirroring-an-afternoon-at-home

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/god-and-man-at-yale

https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/thursdays-special-mirroring

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/thursday-special-mirroring/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/06/mirroring.html

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2016/06/23/thursday-special-mirroring

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/06/24/thursdays-special-mirroring/

https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/thursday-special-mirroring/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/24/thursdays-special-mirroring

http://www.roamingabout.com/st-petersburg-reflection/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/06/25/12111

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/mirror-mirror-2

https://empireoflights.com/2016/06/27/optical-echo/

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/thursdays-special-mirroring/

Vote for “Here and There”

Black & White Sunday: Unexpected

Thursday’s Special: Here and There

It is physically impossible to be in two places at one time, unless it is in our imagination, but maybe photography can help us bridge that impasse. “Here and there” is your theme for today, but do not fret. The deadline is Tuesday, 21 June.

Last Thursday the challenge was traces of the past, and as of yesterday you have the opportunity to vote for the best entry.

 

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P.S. For newbies – if you are interested in participating in Thursday’s Special photo challenge, you should publish a post with a photo (or several photos) having in mind the given theme, link that post to this one and leave me a note in the comments section. 

PPS: To see what other themes and posts are coming go to Scheduled challenges page.

 

Here come the links to participants’ entries:

 

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/wish-i-was-there

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/06/16/here-and-there-thursdays-special

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/16/hither-thither-saleccia-corsica

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/thursdays-special-here-and-there

https://mamacormier.com/2016/06/16/thursdays-special-here-and-there

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/night-shots-from-bangkok-14

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/17/thursdays-special-here-and-there/

https://empireoflights.com/2016/06/20/here-and-there

https://suejudd.com/2016/06/19/here-and-there-finding-time-to-be-still/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/thursdays-special-here-and-there/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/here-and-there

https://patriciasplace.me/2016/06/16/jack-here-wants-to-be-there/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/06/here-from-there.html

https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/thursdays-special-here-and-there/

and a late entry:

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/06/21/thursdays-special-here-and-there

 

 

 

Vote for Traces of the Past – June

How many great examples of traces from the past can you guys come up with?! Man-made, nature-made, sacral, built in the name of war or in the name of love! You people have done them all and made this challenge very special. Thank you, but now please, let’s vote for the one that pleases you most.

 

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Black & White Sunday: Diagonals

This Sunday I want you to think about the role of lines in photography.

Think how diagonals draw the eye of the viewer through the photograph and enhance perspective…

 

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Somewhere in Slovenia

 

If you want to participate in this challenge, post a photo (or several) with diagonals in it, and while you are at it, make it black and white. To see forthcoming themes and challenges go here.

 

 

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Click on the links to see the fabulous entries from the participants:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/12/diagonal-botanical

https://suejudd.com/2016/06/12/one-39

https://sonelsworld.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/black-white-sunday-diagonals/

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/black-white-sunday-diagonals

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/leading-lines

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/bw-sunday-diagonals-out-in-nature

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/06/12/black-and-white-sundaydiagonals

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/black-white-sunday-diagonals

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/bw-sunday-diagonals

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/06/12/on-the-diagonal-around-wenlock-in-winter-and-summer

https://themofman.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/themofmans-answer-to-bw-sunday-diagonals

https://teepee12.com/2016/06/12/on-the-diagonal-black-white-sunday

https://suejudd.com/2016/06/12/black-white-sunday-diagonals-a-cacophany-of-diagonals

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/black-and-white-diagonals

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/diagonal-bridge

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/black-white-sunday-diagonals-up-the-garden-path

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/black-white-sunday-diagonals/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/black-and-white-sunday-ii-diagonal-lines-plane-and-simple

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/diagonals-black-white-photography/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/14/black-white-sunday-diagonals

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/black-white-sunday-diagonals

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/06/12/diagonals

 

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past Y2-03

Looking at the romantic skyline of the Renaissance Mantua, a square building with four angular towers draws my eye and takes me on an imaginary tour of a 15th century Lombard duchy when art was a commodity available to the privileged few, but when it ranked fairly high in the general order of things. A hard act to follow in today’s Europe, won’t you agree?

 

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P.S. For newbies – if you are interested in participating in Thursday’s Special photo challenge, you should publish a post with a photo (or several photos) having in mind the given theme (in this case anything related to the past either near or distant), link that post to this one and leave me a note in the comments section. 

Note: I am happy to announce that we have the winner of the poll for the “Best glow entry”. It is Lena.  Last week there was no voting for the best entry considering multiple theme choices, but for this challenge I will introduce it again. Leave me the links to your entries by next Wednesday, please and have fun compiling your “past” post!

PPS: To see what other themes and posts are coming go to Scheduled challenges page.

 

Click on the links to see the entries to this challenge:

https://restlessjo.me/2016/06/09/the-palace-full-of-beauty/

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/06/09/bradleys-head-traces-of-the-past-yr2-03-thursdays-special/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/thursdays-special-traces-of-an-inca-empire

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/06/traces-of-past.html

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-war-aircraft/

https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/seasons-london-calling

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/romance-acrostic-poetry/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/stepped-in-stones

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-3

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/10/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-3

https://suejudd.com/2016/06/11/traces-of-the-past-y2-03/

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y203

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/06/09/ludlow-castle-in-its-autumn-glory

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/06/14/traces-of-the-past-2

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/traces-of-the-past-5

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/06/14/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-2

Black & White Sunday: Size

 

Are you impressed by size?

Size is a feature we are rarely indifferent to. We tend to ignore small people and things and gaze wide-eyed at the giants of this world.

Here is an example for you to muse on: Michelangelo’s David (in this case a replica) with unusually emphasized parts of his body and others that are disturbingly neglected.

 

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There you have a theme that is fairly easy to interpret in a photograph. Show me what you’ve got in terms of sizes. You have time until next Saturday.

 

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My blogger friends say that size matters. Here is what they came up with:

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/bw-sunday-size

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/06/size.html

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/man-against-nature

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/bw-sunday-size/

https://mittenedhands.com/2015/06/26/alone-at-the-opera/

https://inthezone2001.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/memory-lane-street-shots

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/06/05/black-and-white-sunday-size

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/06/black-white-sunday-size

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/06/06/cliffhanger/comment-page-1

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/size-black-white-photography

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