Black - Photography Contest [83 entries]

the black sheep Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
63.6%
Contest goal:

We had a white contest, now it's time for black. So take a shot where the focus is on the color black. It might be anything, as long as the color black is the main color in your shot. Good luck.


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: EmiK

karaflazz: Hmmmm....... ( 5 years and 1579 days ago )
kyricom: I assume you mean the focal point is black, and not just a shot of something with a black background? ( 5 years and 1579 days ago )
rbsgrl: Sounds that way to me kyricom. ( 5 years and 1579 days ago )
rbsgrl: As clear as the theme seems to me, there are shots posted that have no black in them. ( 5 years and 1579 days ago )
EmiK: What I had in mind is that you capture as much black in a creative way as possible. The black doesn't have to take up the whole picture, but it definitely should be the main focus. Just like the white contest but the opposite. Also Mods, are B&W pictures allowed, because what thought was a color shot of black, not B&W, otherwise it would be easy to turn a lot of things in to black. But I leave that up to you. ( 5 years and 1578 days ago )
jawshoewhah: *starts off with singing with his best Peter Steele impression*

"She dyes them BLACK!!! Black Num-baw oooooooooooooooone!!!"

( 5 years and 1578 days ago )
jawshoewhah: For a better understanding of my last statement, please view the following video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwYJYl5GUQ ( 5 years and 1578 days ago )
xogx2002: RIP Peter Steel, black no. 1 is a gothic hair dye .
I have a few accidental macro shots of the inside of my lens cap, think this counts? ( 5 years and 1578 days ago )
friiskiwi: We seem to be getting a few Black and white photos, surely that is off theme? ( 5 years and 1577 days ago )
ibmaxed: I agree friskiwi, it is off theme. ( 5 years and 1577 days ago )
kyricom: Yes, it does seem like a significant number of entries are B&W. Can we get some kind of ruling as to whether or not that's ok, mod? Does seem to significantly change the "flavor" of the contest ( 5 years and 1576 days ago )
rbsgrl: Yes, mods please. Is B&W okay or not? I am holding my votes on them. ( 5 years and 1576 days ago )
friiskiwi: "It might be anything, as long as the color black is the main color in your shot. "
this to me makes it pretty clear that it has to be a COLOUR photo, not a black and white. However I do feel a ruling is required. ( 5 years and 1576 days ago )
kyricom: I'm with friiskiwi ( 5 years and 1575 days ago )
friiskiwi: I still feel it should be a colour photograph, but after looking at the 'White' contest' http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14601/white.html
I'm not so sure. 5 of the winning 7 photos are black/white. Doesn't seem right to me, but then I'm often wrong. ( 5 years and 1575 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Being that the White contest allowed B&W photos I see no reason to deem them off topic in this contest, the guidelines do not specifically prohibit them. ( 5 years and 1573 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think silhouettes are a little too easy for any of the black entries. IMO, keeping the contest in color wouldn't have been a bad idea either.

I also don't have any problem with black and white in photos. I think a white background would better accent a black subject but it seems with some of these entries, the main subject isn't black and only the surroundings are black. I don't really see how those are on theme but once again, IMO...... ( 5 years and 1572 days ago )
friiskiwi: "jawshoewhah: I think silhouettes are a little too easy for any of the black entries."
I so agree, suddenly we seem to be getting a lot of them, I feel that was not what was expected. Please MODS, deem then off topic. ( 5 years and 1572 days ago )
k5683: I agree with both of you! ( 5 years and 1572 days ago )
kyricom: yep, like they said ( 5 years and 1571 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Because it was not expected does not automatically deem it off topic...I'm sorry members....but I have to disagree with you here....a main subject of black is what the guidelines call for and a silhouette fulfills these requirements... ( 5 years and 1570 days ago )
CrystleClear: shows you how ppl get away with murder on here.. ( 5 years and 1569 days ago )
CrystleClear: mod, please do take note that silhouettes are people or animals that are in a shadow of some sort and black is not the main focus, because unless the person is a grim reaper or a demon and is an all black figure, it is technically not a "black" focus ( 5 years and 1569 days ago )
CrystleClear: ^ imo ( 5 years and 1569 days ago )
friiskiwi: Have to admit, I'm pleased that only one black/white photo and no silhouettes were in the top 7. Good voting. ( 5 years and 1569 days ago )

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the black sheep - created by Karol


the black sheep
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/83Score: 63.6% (35)9632 views

(5 years and 1577 days ago)


A little camera shy - created by MnMCarta


A little camera shy
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/83Score: 62.7% (30)8668 views

but of course I wasn't going to try to mess with him. I think he's just a TAD stronger. (5 years and 1578 days ago)


paint it black - created by Momof4boyoboys


paint it black
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/83Score: 61% (25)12637 views

(5 years and 1578 days ago)


Ghinzu live - created by Artifakts


Ghinzu live
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/83Score: 59.7% (20)9512 views

A belgian rock band called Ghinzu on stage.

I like the way the guy on left is in the light with a black background, opposite of the guy on the right who is dark but with a lightened background.


To listen to their music : http://www.myspace.com/ghinzu/music (5 years and 1576 days ago)


seal - created by friiskiwi


seal
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/83Score: 59.2% (15)7429 views

(5 years and 1577 days ago)