Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Weekly Photo Challenge – CONTRAST: clouds, running wild vs. walls standing still – or like Shakespeare: Move or not to move – that’s the question! Maybe the black and white photo message is, closed door / castle minded: don’t disturb me, I’m fixed. The color photo message, open minded: Let’s join the clouds, ready for take off. A message contrast.
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photo for the “weekly photo challenge” community of dailypost / wordpress – picture was shot by FrizzText, click on the image to enter his flickr photo collection…
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WEATHER FORECAST
they say it will be a great contrast
between yesterday’s sunshine
and tomorrow’s wind-blast

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(my first public English spoken poem)
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feel free to add in the comments the link to your own interpretation of this week’s topic CONTRAST

related:
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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/
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links to the Weekly Photo Challenges 2012:
compare http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/
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JANUARY
1 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/weekly-photo-challenge-launch/ 74 faves
2 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/ 81 faves
3 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/weekly-photo-challenge-simple/ 68 faves
4 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/weekly-photo-challenge-hope/ 87 faves
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FEBRUARY
5 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/weekly-photo-challenge-ready/ 80 faves
6 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-regret/ 91 faves
7 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/weekly-photo-challenge-down/ 102 faves
8 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/weekly-photo-challenge-indulge/ 92 faves
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MARCH
9 – http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/weekly-photo-challenge-distorted/ 107 faves
10 – CONTRAST, here …
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link to the Weekly Photo Challenges 2011:
http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/weekly-photo-challenges 2011
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Lembeck Castle in a water mirror

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183 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

    • living in Athens you can see some contrast between rich and poor?

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      • You can’t see the contrast really because the rich are not visible! Gone hiding I suppose!

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        • I heard many rich Greek people is living now in Berlin! They call it “Spree Athen” = Athens at the river Spree … – they took their money into German banks … – maybe there would be a good location for you to offer your wonderful paintings!

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          • or maybe, to get very rich, you should not paint your own ideas – but only copy other styles – like the famous Wolfgang Beltracchi
            http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,819934,00.html
            he is a millionaire – though actually he must stay in prison – but of course he continues to paint daily!

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            • He is actually very skilled. This reminds me of my painting teacher, he used to say “Copy, copy, copy! Learn how to paint like Van Gogh, Rembrandt… there will come a day when you’ll be unable to copy [not for everyone though]. That’s when your own talent shows & grows. As for W.B., well at least he worked hard for the money and do I need to mention the financial status of the VERY FEW people buying original paintings? Would they actually notice the difference or is it the name of the painter and the publicity that matters? In my humble opinion original paintings should be in public galleries and not hidden in some dark fortress! Like the other twisted guy [art collector] who wanted his collection BURNED after his death! [Thank God, art world made sure he altered his will!] Of course a forger is a thief…

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              • you say:
                do I need to mention the financial status of the VERY FEW people buying original paintings?
                frizz-comment:
                it’s sad; the 1 % rich buy art – looking for celebrities – because they do not know how to classify art than by names. They do not know that art means to find oneself, to look deep into one’s own soul, to develop the capability to resist, to minimize aesthetic messages etc. – the rich and the old names are one side of the street, maybe the sunny side, the poor artists who cannot sell their work, getting fearful by increasing anxiety: on the rainy side of the street …

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          • Well, that’s ok, good riddance! At least we know that whoever remains here truly cares for this country!
            About the selling part: I’m not good in P.R, what can I say?!
            I thank you for you kind words.

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  1. The sky is haunting…beautiful in a mysterious way.

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  2. Cheryl

    Spectacular interpretation of this week’s challenge!

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  4. Wow, that is stunning. What magnificent clouds!

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  5. Saw the colour version on your flickr page. I think I prefer the B&W one. Terrific shot.

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    • the color version got 4.484 views
      Lembeck Castle in a water mirror
      and our black and white version only 297 – till now;
      but maybe the B&W features more,
      that we can feel SAFE in certain houses,
      that we need safety vs. fear – nearly daily …

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  6. Fantastic sky black and white at its best!

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  7. Frizz -very nice shot for this challenge – did you apply a red filter?

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  11. Cassie's world

    Wow, what difference colors can make. The black and white picture appears to be threatening, whereas the colorful version not such much :-D Great contrast!

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  12. Cassie's world

    Wow, what difference colors can make. The black and white picture appears to be threatening, whereas the colorful version not such much :-D Great contrast indeed! My entry: http://wp.me/p1XrXs-bW

    Liebe Grüße, Cassie

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    • I like your rider in Cologne
      we know he is from stone
      electricity to both unknown
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      hi Cassie,
      ich weiß nicht, wieso du es geschafft hast,
      mich ans Reimen in fremder Sprache zu bringen :-)

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      • Cassie's world

        But late at night he wants to come alive,
        hunting everyone with sword and knife.
        But electric shocks keep him in place,
        that’s why he has no happy face.

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        Hey Frizztext, dafür weiß ich aber wie du mich zum Reimen in fremden Sprachen gebracht hast. Tolles Gedicht von dir, hab mich sehr gefreut
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        • congrats, Cassie / Ninchen,
          you are living in the maybe most inspiring city of Germany:
          Cologne
          I often like to sit at the river Rhine, watching people go by –
          so many CONTRASTs:

          every life line seems to be so different to mine …

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          • Cassie's world

            Just an hour ago – I inline-skated at the spot shown in your video :-D And I also like sitting at the Rhine watching people going by – especially those with dogs. I also like the contrast between the Rhine (blue/grey) and the green grass on the promenade I like to go for walks. I just love rivers, but especially the Rhine.

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            • hi Cassie / Ninchen,
              where’s the URL link to your post about the home-trainer bicycle you found on the banks of the river Rhine when he was fallen dry? It’s a big CONTRAST to the HOPE once the person had, as she (he) decided to buy an expensive home trainer (I have similar experiences)

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        • hi Cassie,
          you inspired me to create
          another Frizz-English poem:

          WEATHER FORECAST
          they say it will be a great contrast
          between yesterday’s sunshine
          and tomorrow’s wind-blast

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  13. lovely picture, and contrasting colours really stand out. ;)

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  14. Love it, I must say that even though the bottom one has beautiful vivid blue color. My favorite is the black and white.

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  15. Stunning contrasts both in each shot and between the two!

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  16. Oh yes, this works nicely Frizz.

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  17. wow :) love these contrast photos :) sometimes the world can appear in black and white and bring out the beauty in the area around us :)
    keep up these awesome images!
    the blue of the sky is so pure. as clear as water which we can gaze up to in order to create and live our dreams.
    wow

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  18. Incredible capture of the amazing contrast from white to black and all in between in these clouds, also reflected in the water there! Also, I found the fresh white paint on the window frames a wonderful contrast to the time-darkened stones of the building!

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  19. Rebekah

    Wowzer…very dramatic! Great contrast and treatment.

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  20. Wow, I can see there’ a great contrast in the sky:)

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  21. Spectacular contrast in both photos! The black and white is much more dramatic.
    http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/

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  23. Very nice photo! The contrast between color vs black and white is striking, but also the contrast of calm, reflecting water vs dark, rolling clouds.

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    • you wrote: “… contrast of the wars fought,
      and the lives lost by the brave,
      to keep America as the land of the free…”
      http://learning2hear.com/2012/03/09/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/
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      frizz-comment:
      there’s no bigger contrast in an human being’s life
      than to fight in a war for liberty
      vs.
      to lose life soon in such a battle
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      not only in “God’s own country” (USA)
      but equally in other nations too:
      actually in Syria (thanks to Mr. Assad) …

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      • I agree, and that is true in any fight for liberty, in any country. The contrast gets bigger as more lives are lost. And not only are lives lost by death, but also by physical and mental wounds and scars that rob them of their health. There is often a huge contrast between the person who went to fight, and the person who comes home, if they do make it home. Death, of course, is the worst of the contrasts, although some may prefer death to living as a POW, or with the horrors they survived in battle.

        Those who fight for liberty are most likely to be the first ones to lose their freedom, in one way or another.

        Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your comments.

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        • we know about “PTSD” / “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” of soldiers coming home from Afghanistan in Germany as well. You wrote: “Those who fight for liberty are most likely to be the first ones to lose their freedom…” frizz: Yes, they pay an immense bill for others. And those others should at least care for the costs of an effective health care. You wrote: “There is often a huge contrast between the person who went to fight,…” [and the person who stayed at home] – frizz: and so often also is a huge contrast between persons who did this job and persons who did another; and to continue with the message of the Occupy Wallstreet movement: 99% live in contrast to 1%; also a contrast between the parliament who sends and those who have been sent (mostly not the kids of presidents).

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          • A-7 Being Launched
            title=”A-7 Being Launched” by f0rbe5
            - click on the photo to enter his flickr galleries…

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            • in Germany we have discussed deeply, how absurd it is to start a war;
              recently the TIME / LIFE magazine started to introduce some unpublished pictures from 1945 – the year when I was born …
              http://life.time.com/history/rare-and-unseen-inside-hitlers-bunker/#ixzz1oGdwLjQK

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              • and just because YOU presented a proud American eagle
                in your CONTRAST article
                - here’s the real CONTRAST:
                Read more: http://life.time.com/history/rare-and-unseen-inside-hitlers-bunker/#ixzz1ooDFJymr

                the German eagle 1945:
                “Unpublished. Russian soldiers and an unidentified civilian
                struggle to move a large bronze Nazi Party eagle
                which once loomed over a doorway of the Reich Chancellery in Berlin.”
                http://life.time.com/history/rare-and-unseen-inside-hitlers-bunker/#11
                tossing away the German eagle from Hitler’s Reichskanzlei

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                • I can’t even begin to express my anger, disgust, and horror about the atrocities people endured under Hitler. I’ve seen videos and photos of the human suffering and devastation under his reign. I also looked at the photos on your link. Pictures and videos serve as a reminder to this and future generations, but they can’t possibly portray the depth of suffering the people endured.

                  That said, my “Contrast” post, photos and/or comments, were NOT intended to start a political debate, or to make any type of political statement. I was simply expressing my views in relation to my photos for this week’s challenge.

                  I’ve lost loved ones in wars through death, dismemberment, POW, and what is now called PTSD. They were whole in mind and body when they left, but not when they came home, whether they were alive or dead. The idea that those fighting a war to bring liberty or peace end up coming home in a casket, or not at all, or without limbs, or in any way wounded physically or mentally, is a huge contrast.

                  That’s what I meant by my original comment under my photo: “The flags waving against a blue sky create a contrast of color. But the peacefulness of the blue sky is a stark contrast of the wars fought, and the lives lost by the brave, to keep America as the land of the free.”

                  I referenced America because the photo is an American flag, taken at an American military park; I’m an American, and I live in America. My comments about the eagles were simply in reference to color contrasts – blues in the first, and gold against blue in the second. I love eagles, love watching them fly, seeing them in photos, as art, and taking photos of them when I have an opportunity. The pose of the gold eagle, with wings spread, looks bold and striking against the blue sky to me.

                  The eagle has been the U.S.A.’s National emblem since 1782.

                  My first memories and love of eagles actually began as a small child hearing what is now one of my favorite Bible verses: Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” There are at least 12 references to eagles in the Bible.

                  I’m not going to apologize for a photo I’m proud of, my interpretation of “contrasts”, or for being born and raised American.

                  I hate war. I hate what it does to people, families, and countries. I hope we can at least agree on that.

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    • isn’t it a very big contrast between modern and old architecture?
      what would you prefer to live in?
      P.S.:
      of course I would like to live in a castle surrounded by water as a fence vs. enemies – in my fearful periods.
      but there are other weeks too: the open minded periods, when I want to flow in the middle of a big, big traffic :-)
      Brooklyn Bridge Traffic
      photo of Brooklyn Bridge by frizztext

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  24. Cool, Frizz! I like your interpretation!

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  25. beautiful – the colour image is very peaceful.
    the b&w is so dramatic.
    thanks for sharing these two contrasted with one another!

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  26. Great entries, Frizz.
    Here’s mine http://wp.me/p1Cyea-18O
    Thanks for the visits.

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  27. Gorgeous clouds there.! ;-)

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  28. Beautiful shot! There seems to be an emotional contrast as well… threatening sky v/s calm waters!

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  29. What a great architecture.

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  30. Love it in black and white!

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  32. beside the contrast topic of the photographers
    we have the contrast messages for the political activists:
    view my post
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/social-gap/
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    Pig on bike - Kaesong North Korea
    title=”Pig on bike – Kaesong North Korea” photo by Eric Lafforgue, on Flickr

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  33. Wow, I love the colour the best – it really makes the textures pop. Fantastic contrast.

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  34. These are beautiful, extremely stunning shots….I love the colour one the most, I think it shows off, well they both do, of great colour contrast. Love, love, love them! :-D I know what this weeks theme is now ;-)

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    • hi Imagen,
      I like your post
      http://mybyeworld.com/2012/02/04/rumours/
      CONTRAST:
      the communication between real birds
      vs.
      digital communication through electric cables

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      • Thank you…that photo speaks exactly that Frizz, never thought of it like that…Thanks, you have given me some other ways to view this weeks WPC “Contrast” :-) Immie x

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        • another contrast like your bird balls vs. electricity lines:
          breaking / splitting my heart always: the CONTRAST between my old fashioned country lifestyle (like in the castle above, surrounded by water) on the one hand – vs. the megalopolis lifestyle of for example BERLIN on the other side (where my daughter lives) – enjoy my following youtube video in my channel frizzguitar: my BERLIN photos in a slide show – background music by one of my most talented friends (4% of the music by myself: on fast rhythm guitar, making a swinging “speed up / a tempo” version of Georgia on my mind):

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  35. Super contrast in a stunning shot.

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  36. Beautiful photos. I would also like to add the related articles at the bottom of certain posts to showcase fellow bloggers but I’m a little inept at technology. Although I’ve googled the how-to, I’m not finding it. My guess is that it is right under my nose, but I would really appreciate some help in setting this up.

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  38. marvelous photo! i like the layered contrast – color, cloud, message. something definitely brewing in those clouds. Susan

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  39. This is a fantastic example of contrast. The clouds look ominous.
    A storm must have been brewing.
    Very nice, Frizz ….
    Enjoyed this one,
    Isadroa
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast-yellow-rose/

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    • thanks for your term definition
      Contrast – “the difference, or use of differences, between the lightest and the darkest parts of something, e.g. to create a special effect in a painting or photograph…”

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      • compare
        http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrast
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        : to set off in contrast :
        compare or appraise in respect to differences


        often used with to or with

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        • Rhymes with CONTRAST
          aghast, at last, avast, bedfast, Belfast, bombast, broadcast, bypast, dicast, dismast, downcast, dynast, fantast, flypast, forecast, foremast, forepassed, full blast, gymnast, half-caste, half-mast, handfast, holdfast, lightfast, mainmast, makefast, march-past, miscast, newscast, oblast, offcast, outcast, outcaste, precast, recast, repast, roughcast, sandblast, sand-cast, shamefast, sportscast, topmast, trade-last, typecast, upcast, webcast, windblast
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          http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrast
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          • I’m German – and so you can imagine, it is not easy for me to write poems in an unknown strange language like English; but let me try – I hope some of my readers have other ideas:
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            “SAHARA”
            it was hard to see any contrast
            in that shit Sahara sandblast.
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            “SOCIAL GAP”
            in Belfast is a big big contrast
            between painful bombast
            and poor outcast
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            “WEATHER FORECAST”
            they say it will be a great contrast
            between yesterday’s sunshine
            and tomorrow’s wind-blast
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  40. Ash

    This is really awesome :)

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  41. excellent contrast!

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  42. The monochrome does fit the theme even better.

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  43. Gorgeous contrast of the sky – beautiful!

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  44. So beautiful image!

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  45. Stunning photo. Beautiful colours and contrast.

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  46. Boy, the clarity and crispness in all the details is fantastic! I do like both the color and B&W version. I’ll have to check out the EXIF on this photo–I’m still learning from great photographers like you! Thanks.

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  48. Sonel

    Wow! Absolutely stunning! Great entry! :)

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  49. Both versions are very, very nice, F.T…
    I’m such a sucker for a wonderful B/W like that, though…
    love it! :)

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  50. Gorgeous! Those clouds are perfect. The black and white fits the challenge perfectly :)

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  51. I’m not one to comment on the technicalities of the photo so I just want to say I am captivated by that house in the photo. It’s like one of those houses I saw on fairytale books when I was a kid.

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  52. magnificent…what a shot…!! love both

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  53. Wolfgang Hermann

    ein unerschöpfliches thema
    it is a great fun to see and to read all these comments
    :-)) wolfgang

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    • though your knee is hurt and no more flexible, I’m glad that your mind still is fresh and 360 grade flexible – especially since you are using your brand new iPad (fixed in your hospital-bed)

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  54. SIMPLY DRAMATIC! SUPERB! :)

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  55. Really like the many different grey shades in the clouds! I always find it interesting how B&W photos can look so different from their coloured counterparts :)

    http://seeloveremember.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/

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  57. Jackie Paulson

    Best ever of the different clouds and the contrast!!

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