Interpretation of the May 16, 2017 “Color” competition theme regarding monochrome prints
For the monochrome print category the theme states that, “instead of producing a black and white photo, show us a color other than black along with white, i.e., red and white, blue and white, etc.”
The monochrome component should be interpreted within the NVPS rule regard Monochrome prints.
The rule states that allowed images are those, “in which only one color in varying shades is used; white is the considered the absence of color rather than a color.”
- Black and White (grayscale)
- Brown and White (Sepia)
- Any color and white
The theme requires that any color than black along with white be used; as the NVPS rule allows Sepia toned images, other images toned with varying shades of other colors should also be allowed. These images will have a gradation in the chosen color. Think “color-scale” image (a color plus white) not “grayscale” (black plus white).
Images that are allowed include:
Images comprised of only one color, e.g., brown, red, cyan, blue, etc., in varying shades, and white. These images can include images captured in camera or produced through software manipulation, as well as toned images similar to a Sepia image
Images that are not allowed include:
- Black and White (greyscale) images
- Partially toned images, where a portion of black and white image is toned or retains color
- Split tone or duotone images, which include more than one color and white.
Please see several examples of images toned in either Photoshop or Nik Silver Efex Pro. Photos of courtesy of Georgette Grossman. We will provide prints of these and other images at our next Club meeting.
Contact the VPs of Competition Judy Graham and Bill Millhouser at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than week prior night of competition (May 16, 2017), if you have questions about your image.