November 25, 2010 at 2:01 am #2149
Take a photo that appears to be black and white/grayscale with the exception of one object or color. Difficulty: No selective desaturation or other post-processing tricks to create the effect.
Theme suggestion kudos to mopsy!December 8, 2010 at 2:52 am #36061EdenLiesObscuredParticipant
this is going to be tricky.
oh wait, i could paint a room b/w and throw in a brightly colored object!December 14, 2010 at 2:48 am #36062
I know this is WAY off, in terms of time…but could someone please let me know if the background of this is homogonized/monochomatic enough for this contest?December 14, 2010 at 2:54 am #36063
It’s too pinkish for my tastes imo, sorryDecember 14, 2010 at 3:20 am #36064
I have to agree with Kestrana.December 14, 2010 at 3:43 am #36065mopsyParticipant
geom 00, if you go to the color popping theme you’ll see where this idea came from. A couple of suggestions doing it naturally would be…..a colorful fall leaf on the snow; a red scarf on an aged wooden floor; a yellow rubber duckie in a drained bathtub. That sort of thing.December 14, 2010 at 4:44 am #36066
Thanks all! Figured I would ask at least!December 15, 2010 at 3:21 am #36067
Good to see you’re getting ideas already!December 16, 2010 at 4:25 am #36068
Good to see you’re getting ideas already!
I have to be honest….that was a mix of remembering this upcoming contest, and “The Camera made me do it” 🙂December 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm #36069
My camera makes me do lots of things…January 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm #36070QueenMabParticipant
so…probably a dumb question, but what does “monochromatic” mean? Literally it means one color but in the context of the contest are you intending for the background to be black or white?
If I have a photo of a mostly green forest with one brilliant red tree, would that qualify? Or a picture of a slab of red rock canyon wall with a purple flower growing on it?
Thanks!January 6, 2011 at 1:37 am #36071
Hm that’s a good point to clarify. The intent was that it would look like a black and white photo other than some splash of color. But “monochromatic” could be interpreted as you said. We should probably edit the theme description to make that more clear.January 6, 2011 at 1:50 am #36072ravnosticParticipant
…a red scarf on an aged wooden floor. That sort of thing.
Please do clarify; not sure if an aged wooden floor wouldn’t be kinda brown for a shot? But IIRC, this was more a ‘b/w except for that one thing’ kind of theme when suggested.January 6, 2011 at 2:38 am #36073
Depends on the aging of the wood. Aged enough and it could be very gray. Regardless, I swapped monochromatic out for b/w since that’s what was discussed in the original thread.January 6, 2011 at 3:40 am #36074mopsyParticipant
ravonstic, I was thinking of my deck when I said aged wood and it is gray. When I first thought of this theme, it was a direct result of the color popping theme. And if you go back to that you will see it is all in gray scale with a single solid color item within that photo. The definition of monochromatic is one color tone or tones. Shades of one color usually grayscale. But I suppose shades in a desert would be monochromatic and yes shades of green could be considered monochromatic. Do you want to open it up to more than grayscale?
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