[CONTEST]B&W Photography Competition

  1. pbergonzi
    KitKat Feb 28, 2017

    pbergonzi , Feb 28, 2017 :
    How very nice. I suggest the app feature a save or upload switch specifically for "OnePlus Forum 2 MB Size" so as to not cripple the app for other uses.
    Also, "Big Thanks!" @strafer.

  2. ssteert
    Cupcake Feb 28, 2017

  3. Saurabh_221
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 28, 2017

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  4. AcmE85
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 28, 2017

    AcmE85 , Feb 28, 2017 :
    No additional hardware or tripod was used for this photos.

    Paris 2015 / OnePlus One / VSCO
    2015-07-12 09.24.38 1.jpg
    The Paris trip was a birthday present from my girlfriend, which can be seen in the picture. When we are travelling I often just stop and have to take photos from the surroundings. At times she gets "annoyed" and gives me "The Look"! :D

    Corfu 2015 / OnePlus One / RAW + Lightroom + Snapseed
    Wonderful Greek Island

    Corfu 2015 / OnePlus One / RAW + Lightroom + Snapseed

    Corfu 2015 / OnePlus One / RAW + Lightroom + Snapseed

    The following pictures were taken during our 2 week road-trip trough poland:

    Kraków 2015 / OnePlus One / Snapseed
    This was our local coffee spot with a direct view on a always crowded and busy crossroad. Gotta have a good coffee to start the day!
    The old tram in black and white makes this picture look rather old. I like it.
    The black border at the bottom is the inside wall. I thought it actually gives a good contrast so I did not crop it out.
    Fun-fact: I was born only two hours away from Kraków.

    Kraków 2015 / OnePlus One / Snapseed
    "Don't move!"

    Wrocław 2015 / OnePlus One / Snapseed
    I just like the contrast between the "blue" sky and the "brown" modern building.
    Works even in black and white.

    Toruń (Poland) 2015 / OnePlus One / VSCO
    2015-08-26 09.48.48 1.jpg
    We were just randomly walking through this small but pretty city
    when I discovered this piece of art. I had a good lough and had to take this photo.
    This is how I edited the picture in the first place shortly after I took it, so this was not specially edited for this contest.

    Barcelona 2016 / OnePlus One / Snapseed
    Going here was another birthday present I got from my girlfriend.
    It was more than amazing! If you ever visit Barcelona, make sure to enter Sagrada Familia!

    Glasgow 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed

    Glasgow 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    I probably took a dozen pictures here to catch the perfect symmetry.
    Editing this was fun, it seems this was made to be black and white.

    Ben Lomond 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    Our plan was to get a great view and enjoy hiking. It started raining shortly after taking this picture and we got soaking wet. You can actually see a couple people in the background.

    Edinburgh 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    Greyfriars cemetery has a mystical vibe, even in daylight.
    We visited it twice. Once during a Harry Potter tour (my girlfriend is a HP nerd!).
    The second time at night during a horror tour only equipped with a lantern. *fun*

    Edinburgh 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    This is the Hotel where J.K. Rowling finished the last Harry Potter book.
    (Yes, we got to know this from the Harry Potter tour)
    This was taken manually with a lower shutter and low ISO to keep the camera from overexposing the situation.

    Edinburgh 2016 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    This was taken during the Fringe Festival.

    London 2017 / OnePlus 3 / RAW + Photoshop Express + Snapseed
    Taken in London, Notting Hill, Portobello Road - when I saw this guy with a Notting Hill shopping bag I kneeled down and waited for the right moment to take this photo.

    London 2017 / OnePlus 3 / Snapseed
    So this was the reason we waited for that OpenBeta12? ;)

    If we want to add more photos, should we just edit our post or is it better to create a new post with additional photos?
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017

  5. strafer
    Lollipop Feb 28, 2017

    strafer , Feb 28, 2017 :
    I really like your photo. Would you upload it in full size, please? Don't use forum app but a browser for upload.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017

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  6. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Community Expert Feb 28, 2017

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  7. David Y.
    Jelly Bean Mar 1, 2017

    David Y. , Mar 1, 2017 :
    both are okay, but I prefer edit in your original post.

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  8. test123123123
    Froyo Mar 1, 2017

  9. OmarFPG
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 1, 2017

    OmarFPG , Mar 1, 2017 :
    This looks like fun. It caught my eye about a week ago and I've been thinking on participating. Now that I'm considering on buying a 3T to replace my stolen X (R.I.P. :(), this looks like the perfect timing.

    That being said, I've been preparing for the last three days. I went among all the photos I took with my OPX, handpicked lots of them, then started making some edits and seeing how good some of those look in B&W. The album is down to 66 pics, still a lot, lol.

    Is there a limit on how much one can upload? Would someone like to help me furthermore handpick the best? A comment in the photo or photos of your preference in here would be greatly appreciated https://goo.gl/photos/eFLHrpDXK5RGSLZe9 :)

    I really enjoyed going through them, and editing them and seeing how much potential some of those had, and started liking the post-production phase (I usually just took photos and 99.99% of the time, that was it, didn't even use instagram filters XD). I worked with Google Photos, thanks God I had that enabled and my photos survived thanks to it, now I also learned I can make cool edits with it too!

    I'll give it some time to sort out some of the photos, and start uploading the rest in 2-3 days. :) thanks!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

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  10. 0601
    Cupcake Mar 1, 2017

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  11. Mr. BG
    Welcoming Expert, Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Mar 1, 2017

  12. script
    Moderator Moderator Mar 1, 2017

    script , Mar 1, 2017 :
    nice pic. In 90% a simple conversion of a color pic ruins the photo. Not this time!

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  13. G_BPP_PPB_VljA
    Froyo Mar 1, 2017

    G_BPP_PPB_VljA , Mar 1, 2017 :
    mi sa che hai caricato le foto direttamente sul forum o non so in quale altro modo...
    te lo scrivo solo perchè tu sappia che:
    - da browser desktop non si possono ingrandire
    - e da app sono delle miniature

    ciao milanès ;)

    I think that you have uploaded the photos directly on the forum or do not know how else ...
    I just write because you know that:
    - From the desktop browser they can not be enlarged
    - And on the app are like a thumbnail

    ciao Milanès
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

  14. Mr. BG
    Welcoming Expert, Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Mar 1, 2017

    Mr. BG , Mar 1, 2017 :
    It only works when the lighting is correct, with good contrasts.

    Many heavy manipulated pics here.

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  15. chaitanyaa007
    Gingerbread Mar 1, 2017

  16. strafer
    Lollipop Mar 1, 2017

    strafer , Mar 1, 2017 :
    Photo manipulation is a very old tradition! :) I used several color filters for B&W photos when I was young. And I used several methods while developing to get the right appearance. That's what you have to do with image processing programs today.

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  17. fonzobreaker
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 1, 2017

    fonzobreaker , Mar 1, 2017 :
    le ho caricate dall'app quindi le devo caricare come allegati?
    I've uploaded them via app , should I upload them as attachments?

  18. strafer
    Lollipop Mar 1, 2017

    strafer , Mar 1, 2017 :
    Don't use the app! Use a browser for upload.

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  19. Mr. BG
    Welcoming Expert, Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Mar 1, 2017

    Mr. BG , Mar 1, 2017 :
    You're absolutely right. But still I like to make that picture as direct as possible. Every setting on a camera is in fact manipulation, call me old fashioned, but I still like to make that picture straight out of the box as much as I can.

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  20. strafer
    Lollipop Mar 1, 2017

    strafer , Mar 1, 2017 :
    "Night Chat"
    OnePlus One, Lightroom


    "I Saw the Light"
    OnePlus One, Lightroom