Weekly #605 - Light and moody Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 24/02/2019
Judge: user_removed

Before Christmas, John Riley set the challenge "Dark and Moody" (Weekly #596); this is to be the inverse.

The majority of the histogram should be on the right (weighted towards highlights). Suitable styles/subjects would include:
- mists and fog (particularly when viewing the subject through them)
- hazy soft focus
- something high-key

Go ahead and convert to black-and-white if you think it'll enhance the moodiness. I don't mind a bit of noise/grain if you feel the need to crop heavily.

Standard weekly competition rules apply:
Pictures must be taken with a Pentax camera or closely-related clone.
Entries may be shot for the competition or taken from your archives.
The winner is expected to select the following week's topic and judge the competition, giving comment on each entry.

The competition closes at midnight GMT on Sunday, 24th February. Good luck.
Competition Entries

JudithAnn

Link Posted 25/02/2019 - 09:37
Congrats to the winners.
I thank the judge for his observation and gentle criticisms. I LOVE that.... It is how we grow and learn!

Regards;

JA
https://www.jastandringphotos.com

Noelcmn

Link Posted 25/02/2019 - 17:54
Congrats HazyJ, love the composition on this, and of course the somber mood. And extended to JudithAnn and Pipinmels and not forgetting the HM NigelK, MachemgGeorge, and Retsoor. And thanks to our Judge, for the challenge, C&C's. As always much appreciated.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 01:08
Cleverly thought up challenge and some cleverly thought out responses. Congratulations to the podiums.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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MikeInDevon

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 09:34
Thank you to the judge, Abe_Normal, for the detailed and helpful critique, it's how we can learn! And congratulation to the winners and HCs, plenty of good work!

Regards
Mike

davidwozhere

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 13:51
I like how you have backed up your comments in the forum section by actually performing the crops etc you suggested.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

JAK

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:51
Well done to HazyJ and the other podiums and to Lyric Ernybneks (real name?!) for the competition and judging.
I've never really thought much of High Key images as invariably that style leads to over exposed looking images but had a go at making one specially. Perhaps I won't bother next time that theme come up!
Being a lot of one colour (or absence thereof) means jpeg filesizes will be quite tiny given an efficient encoder.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 26/02/2019 - 14:53
Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 20:14
Congratulations to HazyJ, JudithAnn and pipinmels. Some very good and very different photos. Thanks to Abe_Normal for the judging and the comments, I fully agree with the points you made about my entry.

HazyJ

Link Posted 27/02/2019 - 12:41
I was surprised and gratified to win this week's competitiion which I entered on a whim because I had just produced an image for our camera club competition that fitted the theme. People have mentioned the black borders that I ahould have removed. They were added for projection in a 16:9 format. witout them the projected image sometimes has grey borders. I have now amended the comment that acompanies the image to include the technical details.

Congratulations also to JudithAnn and pipinmels for their runner-up entries and I enjoyed looking at all the other entries for this competition, so well done everone else too.

Thanks also to JAK for judging the competitiion and the useful feedback. His crop works in mono. I think that the original crop works better in colour.
Kind regards, HazyJ

JAK

Link Posted 27/02/2019 - 12:59
HazyJ wrote:
Thanks also to JAK for judging the competitiion and the useful feedback. His crop works in mono. I think that the original crop works better in colour.

Was Abe_Normal who set and judged it, not me though I might be guilty of making the odd comment or two afterwards! Well done anyhow and can see where you're coming from regarding the borders now. If it projects in full screen mode I'd suspect the projector isn't set up to automatically recognise the pixel dimensions. Normally the auto setting should get it right but some projectors and many TVs default to full screen mode which can make vertical images and wide panoramas look really odd.
I've found it is sometimes necessary to have several versions of images on file for different purposes.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 27/02/2019 - 13:05
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