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Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

This Photography challenge runs until Sun 22nd May 2016.

Our Oly cameras produce great mono images so the theme this month is Mono Tonality. Any subject, any season - all I'm looking for is great use of tonality in a mono image.

Over to you for your interpretation and photographs.

Here are the rules, which should be copied and pasted into the opening post of each round:-

1) The winner of each round becomes the Curator of the next challenge and is responsible for setting the theme and making final judgement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Ideally he/she will make a few comments concerning what they liked about the winning pictures and why they were chosen, but this is not compulsory.

2) A separate thread should be started for comments with each new round and all discussions should take place there, not in the main thread, which should feature pictures entered for the competition only.

3) Each round should be open for entries for two weeks, with the Curator posting the results as soon as possible after entries have closed and the winner setting a new challenge as soon as possible after that.

4) If for any reason a Curator is unable to complete judging their challenge, or a winner is unable or unwilling to become the next Curator, they must contact a moderator immediately so that alternative arrangements can be made.

5) The Curator's decision is final and cannot be disputed. The challenge is designed to be a light-hearted and fun way to encourage friendly competition.

6) All entries must have been taken on an Olympus digital camera, including compacts. Third party lenses on E-System bodies are acceptable. The Exif data should be preserved for every entry. The exception is for processing techniques where the exif for the final image is lost, i.e. for montages, HDR, focus stacking, etc... and in this case all that is required is for one of the original images used to be available to the Curator to check Exif, if needed. It is not anticipated that this will be needed except in the case of a complaint from a forum member. Remember, this is not a competition with prizes at stake and the main purpose is to encourage members to showcase their favourite shots whilst having a bit of fun and friendly rivalry, at the same time demonstrating what a talented bunch we all are!

7) There are no time limits on when a picture was taken, provided it meets all other criteria.

8) Only one entry per challenge, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that's OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

9) The Curator cannot enter his or her own challenge.

Please use the separate thread I have started for discussion / comments on this challenge whilst the competition is in progress.

Good Luck [/QUOTE]
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Let me begin proceedings. This was taken with an EM5 and a 12-40 Pro lens:

Studying Light by -Steve Ricoh-
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Not as technically advanced as some of the entries may be but its all about taking part,
Here goes, My Son,

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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

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File date: 2016:05:04 11:32:16
Camera model: E-M5MarkII Date/Time: 2016:05:04 15:37:48
Resolution: 1024 x 1024
Focal length: 12.0mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm)
Exposure time: 0.0004 s (1/2500) Aperture: f/2.8
ISO equiv.: 200 Exposure bias: -0
Whitebalance: Auto
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Have not put any shots in for a while so to help keep the numbers up.



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Here's my tuppence worth.

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View South from Ben Lomond
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Something from the "reduced" range:

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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Long time that I uploaded a pic for the photo challenge.
RAF-BBMF C-47 Dakota taking off from RNLAF Eindhoven Airfield, to participate in the 68th Anniversary droppings to remembrance Operation Market-Garden.

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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

This beach in Guardalavaca, Cuba was crowded during the day but, when at its prettiest, it was deserted.
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

One of the Frank Gehry buildings in Dusseldorf.

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Olympus E-M1, plus 12-40 f 2.8 Pro
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Re: Photo Challenge 84 - Tonality

Stormy Night in the Amazon, a composite.

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