Weekly photo contest: Black and white

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Let's get another
Weekly Photo Contest going! How about black and white as a theme this week? Sounds good to me. Last week we had our theme set to silhouette so we could get some interesting photos. Wow. Check out the thread from that contest and you'll see some seriously amazing photos captured on Windows Phone. It was tough, but we did pick one winner.

B/W

This week we're going to make things a little monochromatic. Black and white was originally the only form of photography available to the early pioneers. So we're going to give a nod to them this week with our black and white theme.

Subject can be anything you want, so long as your photo is black and white. You can use a lot of apps to get images like this, but we highly recommend Black for Windows Phone. Black is a black and white film emulator app for Windows Phone that produces some of the best images we've seen. It's also a free app, so try out it out this week when you shoot.



The above photo was shot by me with a Lumia 1520 and later edited with Black and using the Lady Grey 400 emulator. I then used the curves tool inside Black to ever so slightly raise the mids.

The photo is of the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles where many different vendors come together in one spot. Highly recommended if you want to get some farmer's market type produce or grab some gourmet bites at various restaurants. Especially try Eggslut if you want to get the best egg-based dishes in California.

Rules

Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Phone Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

Social

We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram and Twitter using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.


  • #WPCpc
  • #WPCBnW

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!

Prize

One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.
We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (September 9) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.
 

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Loving these contests! Thanks Sam!

Took this shot of downtown San Diego from Coronado on an Anniversary trip with my wife. Taken with my 1020 and edited in BLACK.

Thanks for looking! :D

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My daughter's 1 year birthday. Lumia 1020, edited afterwards in the Win 8 default pic editor.
 

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Name : Pushkar Nachan
Clicked on my Lumia 520
Editted in Black

The Click is from India . Place is Marine Drive. I was out there with my Friends for partying and I clicked this picture. I liked it very much and tried it in this contest. Hope I win.
 

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Taken with my 1520 ProShot App black and white effect
 

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The view of the river valley from above the Chakki Khad bridge in Himachal Pradesh, India; captured by a Lumia 920. Edited in BLACK. Cropped in fhotoroom to be able to upload via tapatalk.
 

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I am just experimenting with my LUMIA 720 using the apps MICROSOFT PHOTOSYNTH app panorama and editing features with LUMIA CREATIVE STUDIO and finally got this masterpiece.
 

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taken with L625, edited using Black and Adobe photoshop mobile.
it was raining heavily in the evening, and i was waiting for my friend on a foot bridge. we had a plan to have a couple of bottle of beer:grin:
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Loving these contests! Thanks Sam!

Every year our beloved deity-The Durga comes to the earth this time and blesses us. This is a glimpse of our Durga Puja in Kolkata..Deity Durga with her 4 children.

This photo was clicked with Lumia 925 and edited in BLACK. :smile:
 

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First of all, congratulations for the winner of last contest! :smile:
Took this picture last week while I'm on a holiday with my family. Beauty of sunset near western beach Sri Lanka. I used my 920 default camera & edited with adobe Photoshop.
 

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Shot with a Nokia Lumia 1020.
My title : "The Icon"
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I was in the neighbourhood for business and when I was returning to the m?tro (subway), I was struck by this view. I shot this handheld in RAW, as usual, with my 1020, and processed the DNG with Darktable. Sky was dull and B&W was a perfect choice :)
 

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Here's a click from my Lumia 525. This painting was made by my brother 10 years ago. Still fresh, isn't it? Thought of showing his talent to the world. And this can be a great opportunity.

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Photo editing apps used are Black and the default Photos app on Windows 8.1 metro. Just basic editing. No hardcore.
 

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Taken with a Lumia 1020, edited with nokia creative. It's the point of view of the peregrin at St Peter Cathedral, in Rome, showing his exhaustion and devotion.
 

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Seattle waterfront before the concert stadium set up for the Seahawks season game against the Packers. Go Seahawks! (click on pic for better viewing)
Lumia 1020, edited with Photoshop Express.
 

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Taken last summer with my Lumia 720 at the Hunnebed of Dieven (Drenthe - The Netherlands).
Editted with Photoroom. The sepia version is hanging in my living room :cool:

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I took this picture in Syros island, Greece with my Lumia 925 while chilling and having a glass of ouzo! I used the Nokia Camera app and I was messing around with the shutter speed, which explains the "ghostly" image of the standing man. I then used the Black app to edit it.
 

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Sydney, Queen Victoria Building before closing

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Lumia 1020, Edited with Fotor
I also made a duplicate using paint.net at the bottom floor to get rid of distraction
 
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PHONE: Lumia 1020
LOCATION: Mt. Rainier
EDITING: "Black" App
STORY: My family and I took a trip up to "Sunrise Peak" at the Mt. Rainier National Park. It was cloudy and a bit chilly. There's an area at the top that overlooks a little lake that collects the runoff from the mountains and provides water for the nearby facilities. I thought it was a beautiful spot so I snapped the photo. I'm glad you introduced me to the app "Black" via this photo contest because it's now one of my favorites.

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This was taken with my Lumia 925. I'm using it as my background picture on my 930 now. Editet to B/W with nokia creative studio (older version where coor manipulation was available). I'm curious if anyone can guess what it is. Feel free to reply an guess :). Also i would apreciate if anyone likes and uses it as well as background.

Good luck to you all
 

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Title: Sadness.



Shot with my Lumia 1020 (Nokia Camera) in Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy.

Edited with Lumia Creative Studio.

For better quality visit my Instagram page slaman19.
 

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