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PF PHOTO CONTEST Low Key (Dec 6 - 13)

  1. Dec 5, 2009 #1
    PF Photo contest Low Key (Dec 6 - 13)

    If you happen to live on higher northern lattitudes, it's bad a photography time, very little natural light as we wait for winter solstice. This will reflect this week subject, A pictures style with very little light is known as low key.

    Some examples

    Please show us your best low-key picture.

    Contest Rules:

    1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

    2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

    3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

    4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

    5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

    6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

    7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

    8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

    9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread.[/QUOTE]
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
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  3. Dec 7, 2009 #2


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    Re: Low Key

    I suppose I'll go first :)

  4. Dec 8, 2009 #3
    Right up my alley: I pretty much don't have anything that isn't low key.

  5. Dec 8, 2009 #4


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    Yeah, Zoob, you should start directing film noir movies. You've got the lighting down.
  6. Dec 8, 2009 #5
    Nice, and here is a hint, take your camera when doing Christmas shopping.
  7. Dec 8, 2009 #6
    I'll get right on that.

    Anyone loan me 50 million?
  8. Dec 8, 2009 #7


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    Team up with the Blair Witch kiddies. They had a pretty good business model. :tongue:
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    I love that this contest theme has actually taught me something more about photography. Good one, Andre!
  10. Dec 9, 2009 #9
    You're welcome Moonbear,

    Drizzle, your Fiancee!

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  12. Dec 11, 2009 #11
    Bumping, one more day to make a picture of darkness.
  13. Dec 11, 2009 #12


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    Pictures of darkness I have, plenty of them, most taken before I bought my first SLR :wink: It is this not completely dark part that is I can't find in my archives.
  14. Dec 11, 2009 #13


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    Picture is OK, it is clock frame that is skewed.

    Note, that in a way this is an insanely difficult contest - as these dark pictures tend to look completely different on different LCD displays and viewed at different angles. I know that amount of details I see sitting in front of my monitor is exactly what I wanted - but it is enough that I raise from my chair and picture becomes too bright, it is enough that I bend neck to lower my head - and picture becomes too dark. No idea what you will see.

    Edit: geez, this picture looks OK when displayed by Photoshop, but it is a little bit too dark in Opera. Seems like if you want to know what I want you to see you have to come to Warsaw.

    I wan't you to see the contour of the handle of the chamberstick. Nothing more, just contour.

    BTW: this is an American chamberstick. When we moved here there were frequent blackouts and we decided we need candles and chambersticks to be able to move with them around the house. I was not able to find similar in Warsaw, but I found two on eBay - s&h was twice the price of the items :grumpy:
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  15. Dec 12, 2009 #14

    From a party I went to last weekend.
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