Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week 13 - Dramatic B&W Challenge


Dramatic Black and White
This photo was taken at Arlington National Cemetery while we were on vacation in Washington D.C. last summer.  If you have not been to Arlington National Cemetery, I highly recommend it.  We were fortunate enough to have a pretty good view of the changing of the guards, which will leave you speechless.. .  this photo still gives me chills when I see it.
I don't know if this qualifies as "dramatic" but here it is anyway.  Hope you like it!
This was the challenge:
Details of the iheartfaces challenge . . .

click here to see all the other great entries over at iheartfaces.
We have had a B&W theme one other time, but for this week's challenge we are going to be very specific.
We are looking for B&W photos that are dramatic, sensational and/or moody in the way they are presented. Please don't just enter a typical portrait photo that has been converted to B&W. Something about your entry must catch our eye as being dramatic or moody for it to be passed along to the Guest Photographer Judge as a top entry for them to choose from.

Mrs. Claus

22 comments:

  1. Great B/W! Excellent timing and sharp post processing!

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  2. OH WOW!!! Made me speechless for a minute!

    But don't worry, I found it quick. Love the crop of this photo and the angle! It's perfect!

    GORGEOUS shot!

    My Grandad will be buried there. I'm so proud of him!

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  3. Wow can't get more intense than that! Amazing pic.

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  4. Seriously there is something about seeing our men and women in uniform that makes me want to shout how grateful I am for their service. Beautiful picture, amazing emotion!

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  5. My first thought is oh wow. This is an awesome picture, so sharp, so brilliant, truly awesome. My dad is a marine and this is a shot that makes me pause a moment and say a prayer and relish in its brilliance.

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  6. Holy cow... that is PERFECTION. Really; the photo itself is perfect, the editing is perfect, but most importantly, the EMOTION that it invokes... is dramatically perfect! Well done!

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  7. This is AWESOME! I cannot say anything more than that! WOW!

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  8. beautiful! My mind immediately started forming a story before I even read your post about the picture :)
    Great entry!

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  9. Love your entry. It's certainly very moving!

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  10. I definitely think it is dramatic, and I LOVED visiting Arlington Cemetery. The changing of the guard is very striking and dramatic, and this photo brings back great memories.

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  11. Yes, it is dramatic and it is such a great capture!

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  12. i love this! it is very dramatic!
    thanks for stopping by my page :)

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  13. This is so amazing. The intensity and concentration are so dramatic - so vivid and sharp.

    And we LOVE our uniformed personnel! God bless you!

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  14. Very good picture. I love it!

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  15. This looks like something dug out of the world war era. Well captured.
    and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  16. That is a great picture! I've only been there once but I would love to go back!

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