Assignment 5: WHITE

I was thinking about using winter for this assignment and then it occurred to me that might be limiting to some.  White being the predominate color in winter does make for a suitable topic for all.

What will you do with “white”?  Indoors, outdoors, studio locations?  Contrast it?  Highlight it? Subtle or bold? Color or B&W treatment?

Since I am doing these assignments every other month, I am giving you more time to post your photos which I would like you to go out and photograph this time. Be creative and have fun!

A white landscape in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota.  By shooting at an angle away from the sun, the sky washed out and blended into the Badlands.

A white landscape in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota. By shooting at an angle away from the sun, the sky washed out and blended into the Badlands.

As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr or other photo sharing site, personal website or any other place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then we can visit those sites and learn what we did with the color, White.

Please, have your photos posted by Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Don’t have a place to post? Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr or Exposure. As I do for all Assignments, I’ll put together a recap with my comments.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. By the way, I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this so we can get lots of people to participate. Thanks!

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72 Responses to Assignment 5: WHITE

  1. Great new assignment! Already spent time, taking pictures for this today.


  2. imac says:

    Enjoyed looking at this photo, certainly has the White Capture.


  3. Mike Criss says:

    What great timing. I just did a blog post on my difficulties with HDR and snow.
    Alaska Blog(HDR and Snow)


    • The photo you used for the snow HDR looks outer worldly with the purple foreground and contrasting red/yellow sky, Mike. I’ll be out this weekend and will do some HDR exposure sets on some snow scenes around here. Of course, by the weekend, the snow might be dirty naturally. 🙂


  4. Anna Surface says:

    That is an absolutely gorgeous ‘white’ landscape photo. Great assignment. I’ll see what white I can come up with. Hmm….


  5. kanniduba says:

    Yikes…gonna have to pull out some old Workshop notes for this one.
    Really pretty shot Scott.


  6. JenniferA says:

    Oh gosh, I just took a fabulous picture a week or so ago of my white dog in the snow… darn it… week too early! 🙂


  7. giiid says:

    Great with a new assignment, Scott.
    What a fantastic landscape, I wonder if it ever become all green? Was it as cold as it looks?


  8. milkayphoto says:

    Neat assignment Scott! Looks like I am the first to put forth a submission.


  9. Nye says:

    I’ve been thinking about this assignment all week, no snow in sight, lol, I’ve to see what I can find. 🙂


  10. morningjoy says:

    Well, I can’t come up with snow so Plan B will have to do.


  11. Carsten says:

    Thanks for the new assignment Scott.
    Lets see if something that can be classified under ‘White’ pops up.
    I think your beautifu landscape here used to be red…


  12. flandrumhill says:

    Hi Scott,
    Who would have thought a washed-out sky could look so lovely? It must have been quite spectacular to see all that white in the landscape in person.

    My impressions of white can be found at:


  13. For those of you looking for some white inspiration, Gerry over at Torch Lake Views has a post for you:


  14. yesbuts says:

    In the UK, grey would be more appropriate. Beginning to hate this winter. 🙂


  15. ivoryhut says:

    Okay, so this time I’m actually going to get past the intent to finish the assignment and actually get to it. That was Feb. 3, 2011, right? 🙂


  16. cjr9968 says:

    I’m new to this world so all I’ve got is a camera phone but I love winter so I thought I’d give this a shot.


  17. DaveABirding says:

    Hi, Just found your site today and have been enjoying a bit of back reading. I didn’t take these for the assignment, but they were taken after the assignment was posted! Admittedly some were a bit washed, but there is always next time. Hope my shots of something Snowy in owl form work.


  18. Carsten says:

    I got white too. And a little joke yolk.
    My contribution is here:


  19. Jennifer A says:

    I’m slipping one in quick before I go on vacation featuring crappy but cute cell phone pictures. I’ll be sure to come back and check out everyone’s entries when I get back.


  20. What an impressive landscape ! The vastness is amazing, so much wider as our Alps ! And what a brilliant whiteness ! I see how it inspired you for this month assignement 🙂
    Just in time with my own contribution, I hope you like it :


  21. kanniduba says:

    Hey, something’s better than nothing, I hope! 🙂


  22. giiid says:

    Something white is going on in Denmark;- snow, snow, and more snow….


  23. karma says:

    Hi Scott! I made one of your challenge deadlines finally! I haven’t for quite a while, but here’s my view over at my vacationing sister’s blog:


  24. miekmiek says:

    better late than never, I hope?


  25. cjr9968 says:

    Alright, here are the three I’m submitting. I neglected to put them into a single post.


  26. Gerry says:

    Babs Young says that yes, was, in fact, her challenge submission and would I go ahead and link it awready?!? Done. Now, I still have two hours to finish my own homework.


  27. Deanna says:

    What a beautiful snowy landscape! No snow in the Willamette Valley so I had to do a little searching.


  28. Gerry says:

    Oh dear oh dear Bruce Laidlaw sent me a white alligator while I was at the day job. I hope we made it in time. Here you go:

    Never let it be said that the Torch Lake Irregulars are ever, um, regular.


  29. ivoryhut says:

    Okay, hope this isn’t too late. Here is my White assignment.

    Did I make it on time? Did I?


  30. Brit says:

    This is one of my favorite white photos from the last few weeks: garlic & press


  31. Of course, everyone made it on time. I didn’t even post mine until yesterday myself. 🙂

    Here it is: White Calm

    What a great turnout!!!! Thank you one and all for your time and talents. I’ll post the recap next week. I am so glad I gave more time to do these. You all deserve it and a great big hand!


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