Please Vote Twice for the Black and White Challenge

June 1st, 2020
Wow! I am so impressed with the quality of entries into this challenge. It was totally agonizing to choose out only five for each category from the 41 entries submitted by 25 members. I hemmed and hawed, changed my mind, inserted and took out so many photos that each one entered was short-listed at least once. The 365 community truly contains some talented photographers who make the job of hosting an incredibly tough one!

While back lighting can give dramatic low key shots with deep shadows, I was looking for the more subtle rim lighting with good details in the shadows. It was this criterion that I chose the five finalists in each category.

I am dividing the votes into two categories since there may be many members who do not often shoot black and white and/or who have little experience with backlighting as well as those who are more comfortable with challenging lighting and B&W photography. I do hope I have not offended anyone with their placement in their category. I tried my best by peeking at your profile and recent photos to see if you have done much b&w photography.

Please submit two votes (number and letter) in the same comment box. In the event of a tie, the ‘not so pro’ winner will have the honour of hosting the next Black and White challenge.

Voting will end on Friday, June 5th with the winner announced on Saturday morning. Thank you for your consideration!

Pros – Posted in the order in which they entered the challenge


1 – ‘Overseeing’ by Sally Ings @salza



2 – ‘Canopy’ by Andrew Bede-Allsop @allsop



3 – ‘Flora in B&W’ by Sylvia @sprphotos



4 – ‘Under the tracks’ by Taffy @taffy



5 – ‘it’s unexpected’ by summerfield @summerfield




The Not So Pros – Again, posted in the order in which they entered the challenge


a – ‘Mannequin – Light Study – Backlight’ by Granagringa @granagringa



b – ‘Lazy’ by Larry L @lsquared



c – ‘Tulip / Backlight’ by AmyK @amyk



d – ‘19th May Fern in BW’ by Val Petersen @valpetersen



e – ‘Backlit #3’ by Rob Z @robz

June 1st, 2020
Congrats and good luck to the Pros : Sally @salza, Andrew @allsop, Sylvia @sprphotos, Taffy @taffy, Vikki @summerfield, and the not so pros : Madeline @granagringa, Larry @lsquared, Val @valpetersen, and Rob @robz.
One of you will host the next Black and White Challenge!
June 1st, 2020
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June 1st, 2020
Wow, thanks for including mine!! My votes:

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June 1st, 2020
great selection!

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June 1st, 2020
Thanks for including mine.
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Thanks for including mine as a pro -- I'm flattered!
June 2nd, 2020
Honored to be included.
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June 2nd, 2020
you flatter me, but i'm no pro.

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Thanks for including mine and as a pro, I'm also flattered
June 2nd, 2020
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June 4th, 2020
It is always such an honor to be included with such good company. Thank you.

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June 6th, 2020
Thank you all!
Voting is now closed!
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