09-09-2014 10:10 PM
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  1. Sam Sabri's Avatar

    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.


    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 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


    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!


    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.
    z8er, wphashan, panesar7 and 9 others like this.
    09-04-2014 12:25 AM
  2. z8er's Avatar
    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

    09-04-2014 12:51 AM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar

    My daughter's 1 year birthday. Lumia 1020, edited afterwards in the Win 8 default pic editor.
    09-04-2014 01:02 AM
  4. Pushynachan's Avatar
    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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    09-04-2014 01:08 AM
  5. gonza1520's Avatar
    Taken with my 1520 ProShot App black and white effect
    Attached Thumbnails edited_image655822f0-11fc-41d1-b921-b8152b8e711e_tapatalkeditedimage.jpg  
    09-04-2014 01:10 AM
  6. panesar7's Avatar
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140904_5440.jpg  
    09-04-2014 01:13 AM
  7. hari pavan's Avatar

    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.
    09-04-2014 01:14 AM
  8. Arkadeep Haldar's Avatar
    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
    09-04-2014 01:15 AM
  9. arnab_naruto's Avatar
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails deity-durga.jpg  
    09-04-2014 01:21 AM
  10. wphashan's Avatar
    First of all, congratulations for the winner of last contest!
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140831_029-1-.jpg  
    09-04-2014 01:21 AM
  11. msirapian's Avatar
    Shot with a Nokia Lumia 1020.
    My title : "The Icon"

    I was in the neighbourhood for business and when I was returning to the métro (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 :)
    09-04-2014 01:25 AM
  12. mbharat999's Avatar
    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.


    Photo editing apps used are Black and the default Photos app on Windows 8.1 metro. Just basic editing. No hardcore.
    09-04-2014 01:33 AM
  13. Yorgos_sp's Avatar
    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.
    09-04-2014 01:34 AM
  14. tkadrum's Avatar
    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.
    09-04-2014 01:35 AM
  15. lomax_hjs's Avatar
    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

    Last edited by lomax_hjs; 09-04-2014 at 02:54 AM.
    wphashan, Sam Sabri, ak_r7 and 3 others like this.
    09-04-2014 01:37 AM
  16. maggotbeer's Avatar

    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.
    tkadrum, ak_r7, RumoredNow and 2 others like this.
    09-04-2014 01:42 AM
  17. andrygun's Avatar
    Sydney, Queen Victoria Building before closing


    Lumia 1020, Edited with Fotor
    I also made a duplicate using paint.net at the bottom floor to get rid of distraction
    Last edited by andrygun; 09-04-2014 at 02:56 AM.
    Sam Sabri, ak_r7, rchardo and 12 others like this.
    09-04-2014 01:46 AM
  18. MAX1MIZE's Avatar
    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.

    cjloyola, Fmateus, ak_r7 and 10 others like this.
    09-04-2014 01:47 AM
  19. Erkan Ozdemir's Avatar
    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
    09-04-2014 01:49 AM
  20. Alessio Vettori's Avatar
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140812_15_16_57_pro-2-.jpg  
    Last edited by Alessio Vettori; 09-04-2014 at 07:38 AM.
    09-04-2014 01:52 AM
  21. Lmcurse's Avatar
    used the Nokia camera App
    used a Nokia Lumia 1520.3
    and used the Lumia Creative studio to edit. B&W Strong filter.
    my brother and I were in Japan, Diver city to be exact, and they had a statue of liberty.
    09-04-2014 01:54 AM
  22. Muhammad Alif Aufa Jamaludin's Avatar

    Location : Istanbul, Turkey
    Device : Nokia Lumia 1320
    Edit with : Nokia Creative Studio

    This picture were taken during my holiday with my family at Istanbul. I asked my sister to take the photo for me. Hope you like it.
    Attached Thumbnails black_9_4_2014-2_22_33-pm.jpg  
    Last edited by Muhammad Alif Aufa Jamaludin; 09-06-2014 at 06:00 PM.
    09-04-2014 01:56 AM
  23. nuaman bukhari's Avatar
    photo from Lumia 525
    the long drive that leads to the valley of peace. the mountains and glaciers of Kashmir.
    edited by the adobe photoshop of wp...adobephotoshopexpress_7adf3a7ff350499891be0aaf6bf485de-1-.jpg
    Fmateus, ak_r7, RumoredNow and 4 others like this.
    09-04-2014 02:11 AM
  24. Kristian Roi Sapinit's Avatar

    Taken with my Nokia Lumia 1020 (Nokia 909)
    Edited using BLACK

    It was dark in my room (Blackout) so I decided to light up the candle and take a photo of it. :)

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    09-04-2014 02:19 AM
  25. atbp1020's Avatar
    "the best camera is the one that's always with you"
    sounds cliche but this was the first thing that came in my mind after i took this photo. This picture is very special to me because this is the first street photograph taken from my Lumia1020, I was about to go to work when i saw this street performance, I was very glad I have this phone with me. I was amazed by its zoom capability without damaging the image quality

    edited in PS express

    09-04-2014 02:22 AM
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