Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

It was a chilly night in Miami. My friends and I were sitting down in chairs in Coco Walk, Coconut Grove waiting for other friends to arrive. I remembered the shooting challenge and decided to take some shots.
Shooting Summary:
Camera: Samsung Galaxy S3
Focal Length: 3.7 MM
Aperture: 2.6
Exposure time: 1/30
Iso: 1600
Flash Used
Bumped up the contrast through instagram

- Rudy Castillo

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

My photo-shoot took me all over SF, and I got many good shots, but I liked my shots of the Palace of Fine Arts due to it being bottom lit by multiple spot lights, as well as lights from inside the dome. These light sources make for some interesting shadow directions. I was going to take the shot from the other side of the pond with the fountain in the foreground, but I wanted to be as close as possible to try to capture the feeling of awe and magnificence .

I did most of the work on this in Camera Raw and then the final touches in Photoshop cs6.
I used a Nikon D3100, the metadata is f/8, shutter speed of 8, and ISO of 200.

- Matthew Singleton

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

Over the weekend it suddenly started snowing again here in Switzerland, so I wrapped my camera in a plastic bag, got my tripod and umbrella, and went outside. This little Angel was getting covered in snow and stared at me begging me to take a picture. While the shot looked extremely christmassy in color, I think it works a lot better in B&W as the end of Winter nears. The camera is a EOS 300D I newly repaired with a canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Exposure is 1.6 seconds on ISO 100.

- Tobias Ammann

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

I have a great view over Vancouver, BC from my apartment living room but usually find it hard to take good shots from behind the glass (reflections, dirt on the glass, etc..). For these shots taken during a rainstorm, the water drops on the window gave a nice effect to the picture. I like how the water increases the amount of light in the shot by reflecting the streetlights and buildings, in particular the flooded playing field at centre-left, and how the rain in the air gives a natural soft focus.

Canon 7D with an 18-55mm kit lens, F5.6 and 0.5sec exposure. I tweaked the contrast in Lightroom to cut down the haze from the rain.

- Tony Baird

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

This is the night in Beijing, with "famous" haze at a hazardous level.
Things are getting blur 10 meters away.

Xperia go ST27i.

- Clark W.

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

Here in Mission Beach, San Diego, heavy fog rolls in often during the nights and creates a moody atmosphere set to the soundtrack of waves crashing just off the path. Everyone here skates and it's cool to watch people appear from nowhere just do disappear into the fog again. I bracketed the shots and ran it through HDR Pro in Photoshop using 6 photos of varying exposures to bring out as much detail as possible. I then flattened the result and sent it to Lightroom where I increased the highlights to showcase the glowing lights, increased the contrast to bring up the blacks and then finally adjusted the noise reduction to smooth out the final shot. I used a Canon 500D, Canon 50mm @ f/1.8, ISO 1600 and multiple shutter speeds from 1/80s - 1/20s.

- Mike Di Edoardo

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

Taken with Samsung Galaxy Note II camera
no flash
b & w settings
focal length: 3.7mm
Aperture: F 2.6

- Anne Masterson

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

That's my friend who was taking stuff that was happening around him too seriously and walking away. We lost in the semi-finals of a LAN Gaming tournament, missed the night marathon. Missing dinner of all things, made us more upset than we actually were. :'( We wandered in the streets of Surat looking out to dhabas for awesome food.
NIKON D90. f/1.8. 1/80sec. ISO-1600. Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. Converted into B&W using Adobe Lightroom 4.

- Dejoe John

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

Jenkintown, Pa is a really small town with an old time feel to it, none of the building have changed in years. So I knew it would be perfect with this weeks challenge. I wanted to capture the old look of the building and also the traffic flow of the main street. I used my trusty old Olympus E-510 with the 14mm-42mm lens. ISO was 100, f/22, 6-sec exposure

- Jack Gebhardt

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

I was in London, England this past week and decided to check out an art installation called the Random International: Rain Room. As you walk slowly through, the rain responds to your movements and presence in the room and begins to move away from you. When you're in the middle of the room, you're surrounded by rain and it's a pretty cool experience standing in the middle of a rain storm but not getting wet. At the end of the room there's a really bright light which I was taking pictures against and trying to silhouette my friends "dancing in the rain". This was shot using a Canon EOS M with a 22mm f2.0 Pancake lens at ISO200, f3.2 and 1/80 shutter speed.

- Jaspreet Monga

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

I am from Antofagasta, Chile.... I am a graphic designer and I was very excited because this project... it was very hard to come back to take B/W pictures, most of all because i was pretty get used to work with colors in marketing photos... and well I just took my camera and go out to take some photos... and the first thing that I remember was the contrast that makes the b/w photos so cool. So.... I look out for light, and near to my house in a park... there`s a crane that was used in the city port, mainly to send copper, from the large mine of the world, to the world; and now it's just a monument in the seashore. And to be honest is very imponent and full of lights so.. a good subject! Well, sorry about my english... but I was really excited about the challenge.
Canon T3i
Lens 18-55mm
1/4s in f/3,0 ISO 400
focal length 18,0mm

- Juan Téllez

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

My photo-shoot took me all over SF, and I got many good shots, but I liked my shots of the Palace of Fine Arts due to it being bottom lit by multiple spot lights, as well as lights from inside the dome. These light sources make for some interesting shadow directions. I was going to take the shot from the other side of the pond with the fountain in the foreground, but I wanted to be as close as possible to try to capture the feeling of awe and magnificence .

I did most of the work on this in Camera Raw and then the final touches in Photoshop cs6.
I used a Nikon D3100, the metadata is f/8, shutter speed of 8, and ISO of 200.

- Matthew Singleton

Shooting Challenge: Black and White, Night Gallery 2S

This photograph was taken in Central Park. I captured it while waiting
for a 15 minute exposure that I took on 4x5. This was on digital with
a Rebel 1000D. I have some very steady hands and shot it at 1/8 of a
second f/5.6 and 1600asa.

- Michael Della Polla