Deranged Photography Contest - Saturday is Black and White Theme



Black and White Winners!


We had some amazing entries this past week in the Black and White theme. You all did an awesome job!

One thing I learned while doing these contests in this new way where the winners will get upvotes instead of wallet payouts is that I need to make sure to start voting on the winners the night prior to the ending of the contest so that I make the payout window and I am still able to upvote the entries because there were two winning entries that I was not able to upvote, but I was still able to reward a comment that the photographers made under their entries. This is a learning process with this new way of doing the contest.

Professional Tier


1st Place @oheyo


2nd Place @capitanonema


3rd Place @sjarvie5


Amateur Tier


1st Place @boddhisattv


2nd Place @betterthanhome


3rd Place @onealfa


Beginner Tier


1st Place @ale.dri


2nd Place @flicktaste


3rd Place @katerinaramm


Black and White Photography


Saturday's theme is Black and White. Black and white photography is where it all started. This type of photography really focuses on capturing the essence of your subject and eliminating all of those colorful distractions. It enables you to really convey emotion in your images. It is more than just taking a picture of anything and desaturating it. Planning ahead and shooting your image for black and white can really help you when you are trying to become a better black and white photographer.

I am looking forward to seeing the images you all come up with for this theme. It is one of my favorites.

How is the Deranged Photography Contest set up?


The contest is broken up into three different tiers. Each will have a different rewards for the winners based on what tier you enter into. Here is a breakdown of the rewards based on the tiers:

1st100% Upvote80% Upvote60% Upvote
2nd80% Upvote60% Upvote40% Upvote
3rd60% Upvote40% Upvote30% Upvote

Each contest will be open for submissions for 6 days and close on the 7th day so that winners can be picked and the new post can be made.

What are the themes?

  • Monday - Macro
  • Tuesday - Landscapes
  • Wednesday - Wildlife
  • Thursday - Portraits
  • Friday - Sports
  • Saturday - Black and White
  • Sunday - Streetphotography

How to enter


When you enter a photo in the competition, you will state what tier you want to be judged in and locked in for the month at that level.

For example if you enter a photo, you drop the photo in the comment section, state what level of photographer you are, and then give a description of the photograph.

That's pretty much it, drop a photo in the comment section of this post and state your tier. If you want to make a separate post for your entry as well, that is fine, but for your entry to be valid, your photo and tier must be in here in the comment section of this post. If you do make a separate post, be sure to use the #photography and #creativecoin tags.

Additional Notes


  • Only one submission per contest. Extra submissions will be ignored.

  • You can switch your tier ONE time per month, but only if you are moving up into a higher tier, for example if you are currently in the amateur tier, but you think that you have a photograph that you want to enter in the professional tier, you can state that you are changing your tier to professional. You will then be locked into the new tier for the remainder of the month. You are not able to move down to a lower tier, like going from amateur to the beginner tier.

  • If you do not state which tier you want to be judged in for the month, I will leave a comment to remind you to do so, but if you don't respond, you will be assigned to a tier and locked in for that month.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form. All submissions must be your own work. I will investigate every entry and if you are caught plagiarizing, not only will you be blacklisted from competing from any future contests, but you will be reported to @steemcleaners as well. It is not worth it to try and cheat, especially with the 3 tier set up where everyone has an equal shot of winning.

Thank you to everyone that will be participating. The contest wouldn't be around without your great submissions!



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First time in a while. not sure what tier to go for, not a pro, not an amateur :) Will go for a pro for a month.
One of my latests photos.

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I think it looks even better in Black and White!


i think i like it more in Black and white to. also i do like this 1:1 crop. sun is less distracting

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It is amazing !

Underwater world is normaly full of colors, let's try in black and white with this Manta ray.


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That looks so cool!

Congratulations to all the winners.
These contests sure are a good place to see many interesting and outstanding works in one place.

Needless to say that I am proud with my #3 spot between the Amateurs. This is one of my favorite shots, and I'm glad it was positively evaluated not only by 100+ steemians on this tribe, but also you @derangedvisions, the contest referee.
And that it could make through, despite the fact, that yesterday one photo "profi" from down-under, who keeps a huge PHOTO voting power of 55K+ tokens, and even is presently #2 on the Photo-Rich list ( founders excluded, see below) , jumped in and DOWNWOTED this picture at his FULL -100% power. Without even one single word, or explanation, or note. :)
I have a few guesses why did he made this, as this was not the only downvote I've got from him.
But will not publish these guesses at this time, as this might be a bit to early yet.

Some info about this post in one place is below:

Dear @news-today , in case you ( or any other official photo tribe curators) will find anything to comment - I will be glad to hear.


I would only assume that Revo is downvoting posts that have been upvoted by some of the known scammer voting rings, to balance out the rewards that those scammers are putting out. But that is just a guess as I am not one to dictate how people use their stake when it comes to people who may disagree with post rewards. Mightynick is one of the head people in a ring of scammers that we are tracking within the tribe right now.


This assumption does not hold any critiques. Data shows that @mightynick has upvoted 69 photo posts in last 5 days . Always with 100% , some with 50. Many authors - multiple times. With his whoping 73K photo voting power.
NO any other photo author from that list were ever touched by @revo. Only me. (exception @dobartim and @rokairforce, but those were for other obviuos reasons, and targets were informed off these reasons)
Strange way of "balansing out the rewards".
Everything is so obviuos on ""

I just would like to hear the REASONS for my downvotes. If I do violate something (which I highly doubt), why not just let me know this ????

I just upvoted my first comment here exceptionaly for visibility reasons. If this tribe is leaning to certain dictatorship, I intend to give it as much publicity as I can.
If one will dig deep enough, he will find out that @revo is not just one of the "regular members of this tribe".
All is documented on the blockchain


Like I said before, I can only assume ones intentions. I am not the person that downvoted, so I don't know. If you want to know why @revo did what he did, you should go to him. My contest post is not really the place to discuss you being downvoted by someone that is not part of my contest, nor a Photostreem team member. We have a discord that you can do talk to @revo about this openly, or you can take it to DM with him.

Her comes the amateur again...with a boat this time (yes, yes, you have to find him 😉)
More explanations about the shot can be found here:

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So special

My participation friends, a photographic work that tries to express a little about emotions, frustration, I hope is like. Tier: Amateur


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The Poetry of Nature

Black and white version of outdoors art portrait shot in the Summer field of rye. Perfect soft light and excellent play of a model with actually very long blonde hairs...



Be sure to click on the image to view full screen!

Random Streetphotography in the Streets of New Farm, Brisbane.


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This is the gorgeous Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Tier: Amateur.

My entry as amateur.


Original Photography/Copyright Free - Not For Commercial Uses

Camera ModelRedmi Note 5
LocationMawa Ghat (Beside Padma River), Bangladesh.

This is a photo of a normal lunch.
If we look deep; we might find something more than just a lunch.
Yeah it was a normal lunch for me which I could eat without any hard effort (it was kind of free for me); whereas many peoples are doing a lot... yeah a lot for a single time meal...


Tier: beginner

I was in Padua (Italy) in the market area, full of people chatting, shopping, moving, a great moment to shoot I think ;-)

This is my entry in the amateur tier for the Saturday Black and White Theme. Please click the image if you want to see the original post. Thanks!

The only industry that Greece is famous for, is the tourism industry :)

But we do have some others that actually make stuff! I am talking about the old-fashioned ones with the huge greasy machines and the skillful workers. And I had the chance to make a shooting for one of them!

The specific factory is founded in 1874 and it is part of the most iconic Greek industry.
This shot is taken more than 15 years ago,with my Hasselblad 503 CW, in 6x6 cm slide film, with the use of studio flashes along with the existing lighting .


Hi! Here is my entry:


Tier: Amateur

Congratulations to the winners!

Posted using Partiko Android

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Congrats to all winners. Excellent shots!

Thank you very much for the first place!

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Honored indeed!!! Thank you so much!!

Those are some really great shots by steemians

Wow, great photos!! Congrat to all winners.👍 🍺

Bang, I did it again... I just resteemed your post!
Check the latest update to learn more about me.
Pixresteemer is also listed as promoter on The Steemians Directory

wow thanks for the 2nd place. congrats to all winners.

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I'm honored, thank you so much @derangedcontests!!

Congratulations to all the winners!


Somehow I had little doubts that you gonna WIN ! :)

This particular comment may be self-upvoted later, IF it will be attacked by @honusurf 's downvotes (also by his secondary accounts and/or allies @coininstant, @firealien, @firealiean, @kdtkaren, @mauialohabella, @malia.mancianti, @robinmmthompson, @me-we)
This self-upvote will be done as an unavoidable countermeasure to defend my stake from violent attacks by @honusurf.
He was muted from PHOTO tribe few days ago, because of his spammy, automated posts, and soon has officially declared a flag-war against certain random members of PHOTO tribe.
If you are member, and like photography - beware.


Congrats to you love that light!

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This is a wreck from Porto Santo. Black and White wreck photography tell sometimes more about the scene...
Tier : Pro