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Old 05-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Photography Challenge 129: Soft Black

Topic: Soft Black
Courtesy of our very own Ryan (gottalovethexi), who has pointed out how to give your photos a unique and soft look, and as suggested by Andy, let's all see who can best take a photo with the softened look in mind for this challenge.

An easy instructional gif, once again thanks to Ryan.

Rules:

1. Only one entry per member (i.e. one picture.)
2. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.
3. Feel free to add exif info in post.
4. You may vote once, but not for yourself.
5. In the event of a tie, priority goes first to the person with the least amount of wins, then to the person with the oldest previous win, then to the person with the oldest forum registration date.

Deadline for submissions is May 19th, 2013 11:59PM, USA Pacific
Deadline for voting is May 26th, 2013 11:59PM, USA Pacific

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128: k2pilot
127: Noise: pawelgawel
126: Golden Hour: Breezy
125. Detail of Transportation: neil1138
124: Winter: ShadowRacer
123: Sweet: (winner by default) ShadowRacer
122: Autumn landscape: ShadowRacer
121: Sports: pswirley
120: Symbiotic: MP0WER
119: 200mm & Beyond: UdubBadger
118: Jealousy - LeMansteve
117: Growing Up - s3th
116: A Couple-K3B!n
115: Hope- triton3k
114: POV- gaby1088
113: Action - K3B!n
112: Colorful - OneFastM3
111: Mechanical Life - 01330cifirstbmw
110: Natural Contrast - k2pilot
109: Autumn / Fall - k2pilot
108: Wonder - TayloMade[07] & s3th
107: Urban Exploration - Sneaky
106: From a Distance - HellFish
105: Fireworks - k2pilot
104: Shoes - SkrApUNB
103: Old American Car - Shake
102: Night - ShadowRacer
101: Spring - Rob1
100: Black and White - Rob1
99: Up in the Air - e46stallion
98. Sunrise/Sunset - Activ3
97: Holidays-e46stallion
96. Motion- bmwti
95. City - Rob1
94. Old - Hellfish, bmwti, rarus (tie)
93. Strength - ILoveHer
92. Home Sweet Home - Breezy
91. Silhouettes - K3B!n
90. Beach - READYON3 & K3B!n
89. Candid portrait - 4mused
88. Off Camera Flash - Kingnog & xPhantom & kasparov_ksa & S2L & Justin@SharkInjectorDirect
87. Interesting Climate - mstg46
86. unusual angles - Sunydude
85. Bokeh - Arrows
84: Promiscuity - Mister Wiggles
83: Unprocessed - Mister Wiggles
82: Holidays - crumpet
81: Fun - d-rock
80: Flowers/Plants/Trees - ugashred
79: Photo Journalism - dmisc
78: Icons - javanutsy
77: What is it? - p0kerface
76. Music - Kingnog
75. Fear - TinkwithanR
74. Product Photography - xPhantom
73. Animals in Black and White - Arrows
72. Anthropomorphism -bimmcerCi
71. Still Life - Conrad
70. The Road Ahead - Kingnog
69. Lens Flare - Tangent_
68. The Sun - Breezy
67. Texture - Kingnog
66. Low f-stop - Bimmerchop
65. Childhood Memories - a_n9ne
64. Shadows - sunydude
63. Reflections II - Gottalovethexi
62. Love - Chad e46
61. Winter - Gottalovethexi
60. Triptych - sweylo
59. Fall colors - sweylo
58. Sunglass Reflections - ride365
57. Faces - .:micah:.
56. Surreal - ride365
55. 5 Seconds - cowmoo32
54. Subconscious - k2pilot
53. Weddings - woobiee
52. Sinister - Keith Fusco
51. Photos taken from height - a4tuuuurbo
50. Self portrait - deletedpenguin
49. Speed - .:micah:.
48. Red, White & Blue - MP0WER
47. Summer activities - bimmerCi
46. Celebration- hitekniks
45. Humans in flight - woobiee
44. Smoke - .:micah:.
43. Books - Gottalovethexi
42. Spring - ride365
41. Food - ride365
40. Off Camera Strobing/Lighting - Conrad
39. Melt, things that are melting- hitekniks
38. Transportation (non auto) - .:micah:.
37. Nightlife- Gottalovethexi
36. Bridges - D-Rock
35. Architecture - 330LICIOUS
34: Happy Holidays - Bimmerchop
33. Clouds - Kwang1 (Conrad as Proxy)
32. Landscapes - crumpet & Conrad
31. One - Cowmoo32
30. Vacation/Traveling - Owtlaw333
29. Monochromatic-TOMMY G
28. Urban - disboifan
27. Two-tone images - deletedpenguin
26. Long Exposure - crumpet
25. Photo Ad - Mpower & .:micah:. & hi it's me alex
24. Athletics - Bimm325i
23. Emotion- BF330ci
22. Black, White & Red - kneb
21. Animals & Insects - Gottalovethexi
20. Reflections I - crumpet
19. Portrait - .:micah:.
18. Misplacement - javanutsy
17. Weather - .:micah:.
16. Old Things - TOMMY G
15. Water in Motion - 007
14. Night - ZQQM3R
13. Photoshopped - Conrad
12. Tranquility - MPOWER
11. People and water - hi its me alec
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08. Clocks - disboifan
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06. Funny - budman
05. Macro - LN-ACS
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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This is kool!! I want to get some shots
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:32 AM   #5
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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Couldn't you achieve this look by changing the offset in the Exposure panel as well?
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Couldn't you achieve this look by changing the offset in the Exposure panel as well?
Yes you can! I used this before I learned how to use levels

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LULZ at this challenge

...ok I'll participate




LOVE the photo Seth.
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Where is that hallway at?

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Hallway in the gym at school I work at. I'll post the original raw if you'd like after the comp.
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