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Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« on: August 05, 2012, 03:06:57 PM »
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Chiaroscuro is basically a fancy work for adding emphasis to a subject using dark shadows. The Wikipedia definition is HERE

So make something pop out of the surrounding darkness. Above all, have fun.
 
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Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 6th August 2012 to 23:59 Sunday  12th August 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 13th August 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 14th August 2012.
Winner to be announced Saturday18th August 2012.

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 04:04:56 PM »
I am glad you put the definition up.....I was thinking Chiaroscuro was an Italian sausage... :dance:

Might give this one a go, will be my first on here if I do. I have ideas brewing already.

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 05:53:06 PM »
I am glad you put the definition up.....I was thinking Chiaroscuro was an Italian sausage... :dance:

Might give this one a go, will be my first on here if I do. I have ideas brewing already.

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 09:43:31 PM »
What an exciting theme, and a great challenge. Can I just ask, what the difference is between Chiaroscuro and Low Key?

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 10:47:04 PM »
Haha Reinardina, better late than never....Cheers Chris.....I need to get back behind the lens, so hopefully this will pull me out of the rut I am in, photographically. We are doing fine, well Tammy has been poorly this last few days......picked her up from work on Tuesday night and she was as weak as a kitten.....something viral the docs reckon......she's on the mend now though thankfully.... :tup:
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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 02:40:40 PM »
What an exciting theme, and a great challenge. Can I just ask, what the difference is between Chiaroscuro and Low Key?


Good question i am thinking the same??

it reminds me of that dark theme you set on the other site DD a few weeks back! Also you look so different with your new avatar   :)

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 03:36:32 PM »
Can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes. The two can appear to overlap. Low key lighting can be used amongst other things to give a chiaroscuro effect.

E.g. Low key can be used as a backlight only just to give a rim light effect, which does not fall into the chiaroscuro genre.

Have a look at

http://www.caravaggio-foundation.org/the-complete-works.html

for some ace use of the chiaroscuro effect in art.

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 05:40:04 PM »
Loving this theme....it has certainly got the old grey matter churning....started off like an old deisel engine  :uglystupid2:......but I think I have an idea. Just what I need to get my inspiration back.. ;)
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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 04:07:55 PM »
Not sure if this is what is looked for but thought I`d have a little fun with some props I have got for a wedding shoot on Friday. I`m setting up a booth in the evening featuring my very own homemade moustaches, glasses,red lips and assorted props such as pipes, cigars and of course my arrow through the head which I could not resist after seeing H`s archery shooting in France - nice set H  ;)

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 01:54:58 PM »
Nice one Paul, but you have no idea how many sets it took me to get one with that grouping  :'(

I still haven't had an idea for this one. Got a couple of days though.
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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 03:29:09 PM »
Nice one Paul, but you have no idea how many sets it took me to get one with that grouping  :'(

I still haven't had an idea for this one. Got a couple of days though.

I`d have just stuck 3 in the gold by hand and be done  ;)

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 08:11:02 PM »
If I'd done that I'd be no better than an Australian cyclist   :legit:
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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 12:01:31 AM »
If I'd done that I'd be no better than an Australian cyclist   :legit:

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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 08:01:30 AM »
OK, I made it this week..had lots of fun doing it too......so here he is....

GARGOYLE



I applied a desaturate, then a sepia effect, then an omni lighting effect.

Does anyone think (if you cover the horns) it looks like a certain english football manager (won't say who for fear of offense, but if you can see the resemblance you will know who Im meaning) lol??? It also resembles a 'late' Carry On Actor don't you think? Maybe thats just me seeing these things..Am I loosing the plot? Please tell me you guys see it too!!!
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Re: Chat - CHIAROSCURO - Weekly Comp 6-12 August
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2012, 08:33:40 AM »
Depends what you can Reid into it! :)

 

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