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Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:42 PM

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST FINALS: "BEAUTY IN BLACK AND WHITE"***

Here are the ten photos that made the finals for the April photo contest. Please vote for the image you think best fits the theme “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white.” The theme was chosen by last month’s winner, George McGovern.

This poll will run for 72 hours, and then I will announce the winner and runner ups.

Please leave comments as we do love to hear what you think.

Enjoy!

Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge



Angel, watch over me



A black and white era of sacked ruins



Moon and Bridge



Dogwood



Gone to Seed



Zen Reflections



Touched by Gods



Romance of a Rose



Mormon Row












129 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge
19 (15%)
Angel, watch over me
9 (7%)
A black and white era of sacked ruins
9 (7%)
Moon and Bridge
26 (20%)
Dogwood
8 (6%)
Gone to Seed
18 (14%)
Zen Reflections
4 (3%)
Touched by Gods
18 (14%)
Romance of a Rose
12 (9%)
Mormon Row
6 (5%)
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Reply ***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST FINALS: "BEAUTY IN BLACK AND WHITE"*** (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 OP
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #1
a kennedy Apr 2022 #2
FalloutShelter Apr 2022 #3
Beaverhausen Apr 2022 #4
tblue37 Apr 2022 #5
SheltieLover Apr 2022 #6
Solly Mack Apr 2022 #7
planetc Apr 2022 #8
skylucy Apr 2022 #9
lucca18 Apr 2022 #10
ChazII Apr 2022 #11
Pepsidog Apr 2022 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2022 #24
Pepsidog Apr 2022 #29
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #46
littlemissmartypants Apr 2022 #13
2naSalit Apr 2022 #14
crosinski Apr 2022 #15
femmedem Apr 2022 #16
Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2022 #17
PatrickforB Apr 2022 #18
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #47
PatrickforB Apr 2022 #50
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #52
PatrickforB Apr 2022 #53
JohnnyRingo Apr 2022 #19
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2022 #21
Tom Kitten Apr 2022 #22
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2022 #23
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #48
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #25
Soph0571 Apr 2022 #26
smirkymonkey Apr 2022 #27
HAB911 Apr 2022 #28
BlueIdaho Apr 2022 #30
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #31
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #32
MuseRider Apr 2022 #33
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #34
urbanhermit Apr 2022 #35
mnhtnbb Apr 2022 #36
Emile Apr 2022 #37
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #49
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #51
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #38
HappyCynic Apr 2022 #39
Tom Kitten Apr 2022 #40
HAB911 Apr 2022 #41
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #42
mnhtnbb Apr 2022 #43
bif Apr 2022 #44
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #45

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:45 PM

1. Please GOTV.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:45 PM

2. Love them all..........

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:49 PM

3. K/R WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SET

Great job everybody. These are some really beautiful captures.


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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:50 PM

4. Very hard to choose

these are amazing!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:52 PM

5. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 03:09 PM

6. Kicking for visibility

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 03:13 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 03:42 PM

8. Is photography a form of telekinesis?

I feel instantly transported to each of the scenes photographed here.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:00 PM

9. So many great photos!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:08 PM

10. Love the photos!😍

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:29 PM

11. These decisions are becoming

more difficult.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:29 PM

12. I look at each photo for a second and whichever one catches my attention gets my vote. If I see the

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vote totals, the photo leading at that point will sometimes sways my vote. I know it’s personal preference but I wonder how other people on DU choose which photo to give their vote. Knowing nothing about art, I recently read an art expert’s critique on The Mona Lisa and was blown away at everything the experts saw that meant nothing to me.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 01:33 AM

24. Yes, whatever grabs you. I think the bad part is that many, I don't know how many,

Are looking at these photos on their cell phones. I went to my computer and they looked incredibly different and amazingly better on a big screen.

My biggest question is why are they all different sizes? Seems unfair. Strikes me that a long time ago when I was entering we were told exactly what size to make the pics??

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 10:01 AM

29. Interesting. I'll try it because you are correct, always view on cell phone.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:20 PM

46. Different aspect ratios

Choosing certain aspect ratios, (height and width), can be part of the creative process. Also, many people aren't even aware of which aspect ratio their cameras are set to.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:41 PM

13. Thank you. ❤

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:45 PM

14. Hard choice!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:48 PM

15. Love black and white photography!

Great job every one!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 04:54 PM

16. All wonderful!

I have no idea which one I'm going to vote for because they all deserve to win.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:28 PM

17. Please vote!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:35 PM

18. Beautiful. All of them. Very hard to decide.

For me it was finally between the Romance of a Rose, the Angel, Moon and Bridge...but in the end I had to go with Touched by the Gods - it is such a strikingly beautiful photo.

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Response to PatrickforB (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 05:11 PM

47. Thank you for voting for my picture. ❤️

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #47)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 06:54 PM

50. Both the value and the texture were amazing on this photo.

I love clouds anyway, and the way you captured them using the light value and texture was striking, and the rays at the bottom - wow. For me, the umbrella of rays evoked an otherworldly feeling, almost a sacred geometry.

You do good work.

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Response to PatrickforB (Reply #50)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 08:34 PM

52. So, Emile asked to see this and thought you might like to see it. In color.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #52)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 12:00 AM

53. I must confess that I like the color one better. I never have been a huge fan

of black and white. The texture is a bit more stark in the black and white photo, yes, and the rays show up better.

Ah, but there's something about the color indigo, nestled there in the gaps between clouds. The color photo is more gentle, somehow, more pleasing to the eye.

Thank you for letting me see it!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:38 PM

19. K&R

They are all great, but one really stood out to me.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 06:23 PM

20. Kickety kick kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 07:05 PM

21. Kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 10:07 PM

22. Boot!

Let's Vote!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 11:58 PM

23. K & R

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 05:11 PM

48. Thank you for voting for my picture.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 03:21 AM

25. Vote, vote, vote!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 04:18 AM

26. k&r

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 06:36 AM

27. All such amazing photos!

 

Really talented people here. I chose the one that was most striking to me, but loved all of them.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 08:47 AM

28. kicking for the weekend morning shift!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 11:12 AM

30. Congratulations to all these fine photographers!

Black and White is such a difficult medium.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 11:12 AM

31. Please vote!!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 12:22 PM

32. Kick, kick, kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 12:50 PM

33. This was one of the hardest choices

to make!

Outstanding photos, it was SO hard to choose.

Congratulations to all, well done.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 04:50 PM

34. Kicking again.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2022, 09:14 PM

35. Kick

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:25 AM

36. Kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:29 AM

37. Touched by Gods my favorite!

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Response to Emile (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 05:12 PM

49. Thank you for voting for my picture! ⭐️

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Response to Emile (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 08:32 PM

51. Here you go, thanks!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 10:03 AM

38. Kickety kick kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 02:20 PM

39. kick

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:18 PM

40. Kick!

Kick again!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 07:20 AM

41. kicking for the morning shift!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:09 AM

42. Kick, kick, kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 11:39 AM

43. Kick!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 12:23 PM

44. I look at each one a think about it hanging on a wall in my house

And which one would I not get tired of.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:05 PM

45. Last chance to vote!

Voting closes in 30 minutes!

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