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Decided this image of one of the stone circles at Avebury in Wiltshire also worked as a mono. In fact, I think I prefer the added drama of the mono conversion so I'll be interested to see if others agree with me.

Many thanks for your votes and comments on the colour version.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2011 - 8:45 AM
Focal Length:15mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2011 - 5:44 PM

wonderful, reminds me of Brittany and of course the Isle of Lewis!

focused-photography

Another wonderful shot from you.

Carsten

banny
banny  6 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2011 - 6:00 PM

great atmospheric image

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2011 - 6:56 PM

Very dramatic, Sue. I do like the mono treatment for this type of shot.
Ann

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54863 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2011 - 7:03 PM

It gives a very dramatic atmosphere as a mono, Sue. An excellent choice for the b&w treatment.
Should really be accompanied by some heavy classical music to complete the feeling.

Malc

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2011 - 7:21 PM

Agree with Malc, but maybe 'Rock' Music would be more apt? Shame there's no Sheep in the Circle Sue, it could've been 'Rock Around The Flock' Smile

John SmileX

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2011 - 10:32 PM

Works perfectly as a mono and looks so dramatic.

Ann

ccb
ccb  726 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 1:46 AM

It has a sort of grim feeling to it - the silent stones just standing there in a line. Fantastic mono!
Christina

fraser
fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 8:34 AM

This is more striking than the colour version Sue.

Fraser

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 8:48 AM

Certainly looks well in mono Sue, good conversion.
Regards Richard

NobbytheNobster

Great mono Sue.
Rick

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 4:04 PM

Yes, it certainly suits the mono treatment, Sue, and has a much more dramatic feel compared to the colour version. I wouldn't say either is better than the other, just different; they're both delightful Smile After much toggling between the two really can't choose a fave! Wink
Trev Smile

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 5:18 PM

Cracking shot !....the mono conversion certainly has a lot of drama to it, with the sky looking very impressive....1st class !

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 9:59 PM

Very dramatic in mono Sue, this one is totally different to the colour version and has more impact than the colour version. I think Treve has summed it up so succinctly, I too can not pick one over the other

Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2011 - 6:52 PM

Full of mysterious drama - great shot

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