Black & White - Low Tonal Contrast

Created and judged by Ange

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Tonal contrast is the difference between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. Producing an effective image with low contrast can be a challenge, but in this contest I want to see images which show a narrow range of tones, which will give a flatter, softer look to the picture. Your black and white image could show any subject, but low contrast will often suit subjects such as still life, nature, or portraits, where the feel of the image shows a gentleness and delicacy, shot in the softer early morning or late evening light, in misty conditions or maybe indoors. You image should either show a subtle blend of greys, or be high key (mostly white with some light grey) or low key (mostly black with some dark grey). I look forward to your entries.

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Entries closed
30 September 2018

30 September 2018 to 7 October 2018

Winners announced
7 October 2018

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