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I was SO grateful for all your support and constructive comments re my entry to our Camera Club's monochrome competition. You were all SO RIGHT but I needed to hear it! You can't always patch up an OK picture to make it good, so I went for this shot as one of 2 entries.. hope you think it is better?! Will upload the other in a few days time then hope to stop thinking about mono for a long time!! Ann.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2012 - 4:24 AM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Boat house and early morning mist.
Username:AnnJ AnnJ
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM
Tags:Black & white, Forests, General., Landscape, Lochs, Scotland, Water
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Bzox
Bzox e2 Member 2Bzox vcard Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Jan 2013 - 8:39 PM

Excellent BW image, so peaceful.

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
11 Jan 2013 - 8:48 PM

This is a very nice picture. The compassion is great and love the mist on the water. The back ground is so clear. It is like the perfect shot. I just want to set on the porch with hot coco & fish.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:55 PM

Lovely as your baby image was , this is better.
Good composition and lovely reflections.
Just check in levels that non of the whites are burned out.
If you go into levels in Elements or Photoshop,hold down the alt key and check the slider at right hand side
to check how much white is on your screen. A little bit is expected and a little black at left hand side so that you have a full tonal range.
Too much white, you'll need to burn in or tone down somehow!
Too much black and the judge will be looking for detail in the shadows.
Sorry if you know all this already. Our club is really keen on mono but I'm not one of the best
so check out other opinions.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 9:08 PM

Very nicely composed shot and quite perfect as it is to my eye: a beautiful image in every aspect.
Ronnie.

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Alda
Alda  246 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

Absolutely beautiful GrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 9:55 PM

I think this is a 'safer' image for a competition Ann. The composition is good and the atmosphere good with the mist. I'm not an expert on b&w but the tones and detail look good to me. I know you'll have an emotional attachment to your grandchild's hand - but I'd go with this one..... Smile Good luck!
Ann

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
11 Jan 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thanks for all the most encouraging comments so far. I meant to point out the time at which I took this photo and wonder if any of you noticed I was in situ at 4:24 AM !!!! Ann. ( I must be mad!!)

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 - 5:17 AM

This is a lovely photo with good atmosphere Ann !! Great composition too !

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 8:07 AM

You haven't said whether it is a print or projected image competition. The tonal range and composition here looks fine for a print but I find with a monochrome projected image you need to decrease brightness by around 20% to avoid the highlights being burnt out.

Albert

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 8:19 AM

Beautifully captured Ann
Lillian

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
12 Jan 2013 - 8:22 AM

Pretty mono scene Smile Smile Smile

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

It is for a print Albert (Fentiger) so I hope the whites are OK . I spent a lot of last minute time on trying to tone that down, ending at 2:0am yesterday as I had to hand the prints in later that day! I really do not have much experience in digiatl b/w so am very grateful for all the advice I have been given by other ephotozine members. Ann.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
12 Jan 2013 - 11:56 AM

lovely photo love the mist on the water like it in mono. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

A very nice mono shot Ann, I like the composition well balanced, the mistiness adds to the charm of this splendid photo, reminds me of my fishing days lovely shot, regards Leon, sure the printers will tone the whites if you ask.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 - 4:58 PM


Quote: A very nice mono shot Ann, I like the composition well balanced, the mistiness adds to the charm of this splendid photo, reminds me of my fishing days lovely shot, regards Leon, sure the printers will tone the whites if you ask.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

I AM the printer Leon, so it has to be up to me I am afraid!! Thanks for the kind comments. Ann.

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Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PM

Great mono, the reflections and mist make the image(imho)Smile

Cliff

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 10:35 PM

A wonderful black and white, I love the reflections and the mist on the water!

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headskiesfly e2 Member 11headskiesfly vcard Austria
13 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

Cracking mono shot.
Rick

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

Some of you might have watched Winter Watch tonight on BBC and if you did you would have seen this boat house. It is at Aigas where they are presently filming for the winter series. I was so excited to see the pine martens and beavers that I had seenfrom the hides beside the loch. It is a truly magical place and I was so privileged to have spent a week there taking photographs. Ann.

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avacreates
16 Jan 2013 - 4:41 PM

I don't know why you would want to stop thinking about mono photography when this is just superb Grin
AVA

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 - 4:17 PM

After reading all your sound advice and comments, I entered this image plus V2 ie the B/W version of my image "Preening gannet" into my local camera club mono competition. We heard the results on Tuesday evening and much to my suprise and excitement I won!! This image got 18/20 and the gannet 20/20 !! Am so chuffed but relied heavily on so many of you to help me. Thank you very much! Ann.

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