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Decided to try a mono version of this image and not sure which I prefer now.

And for those of you who asked if I've ever stayed at the cottage or even been inside it, the answer is no. It is rented out, but I don't think I'd want to stay there with all the togs stopping by to take photos of it Smile

Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to vote and comment on my recent uploads. It really is much appreciated.

PS. Beginning to feel human again at last, but still got the cough and feeling really tired. So much for having a flu jab at the back end of last year! Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Dec 2012 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
ISO:100
Title:Blackrock Cottage
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM
Tags:Black & white, Blackrock cottage, Buachaille etive mor, Glen coe, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Mountains, Scotland
Votes:47

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:58 AM

The mono conversion adds a rather romanticised feeling to the scene.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

ronevo
ronevo  7 England
15 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

Beautiful, excellent composition

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM

This is stunning - a definite improvement on the colour version although I normally do prefer colour !!

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:10 AM

excellent Sue
chris

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:22 AM

The contrast range is good and so it does work well in B and W but it's definitely the colour version for me, Sue.
Ronnie.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Makes a wonderful mono.......Sandy

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

makes a great mono
must admit I love it without that rock

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

It does work well in mono but as a colour fanatic, guess I do prefer that version.

Ann

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Good mono conversion here Sue.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:32 PM

It certainly does work well in mono, Sue, but agree with Ronnie, and it's definitely the colour version for me Wink
Trev Smile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

Superb in mono Sue, so much more depth and detail. And just to prove how much I like it, have my award Smile

John WinkX

dudler
dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England259 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:06 PM

Plus side is that this is an exceptionally good shot of the cottage. A lot of interesting elements coming together, like the alignment of the roof, the shadow line, the clouds...

On the minus side, it woudl really give you an edge for early morning/late evening shots to stay there!

Personally, I always feel in two minds about this sort of shot, in well-known locations. So hard to do something new and good (though you've done that in this shot), and so close to intrusion.

I think (if I did more landscape than I do) that I'd want to explore less-visited areas, and perhaps make something of the local area (tricky one, in Walsall... They even demolished our power station and cooling towers. Just the M6 left, really...)

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

I like it in mono,but I am going to be honest with you that the one I liked was the colour close up,my oppinion ,maybee every one else will dissagree.SmileSmile
NettaSmile

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

Nice mono.................... but the colour is lovely!
Diane

brownstonechip
brownstonechip e2 Member 6brownstonechip vcard
15 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Very good work once again Sue
Well done

Phil

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5180 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

Very nice Mono conversion Sue. Like you I am decided as to which version I prefer.
Derek

Last Modified By derekhansen at 15 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM
danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

A true winner Sue.

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