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A mono version of my last upload.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Darnley Mausoleum II
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:21 Jun 2012 - 6:10 AM
Tags:Black & white, Cobham, Darnley Mausoleum, General, Kent, Landscape / travel
Votes:47
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:01 AM

Very nicely done.

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:24 AM

effectively converted, .. BW version sounds pretty more striking

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:31 AM

brilliant detail and tones derek cracking light a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 AM

a very powerful mono , great work

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:46 AM

A lot stronger image in mono, Derek, oozes drama.

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:48 AM

I know this place very well, all to often one of my golf balls would end up close by. An extremely good mono photograph full detail and great light.

Regards Nathan

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:45 AM

Every bit as good as I expected from this image Derek, excellent processing adding the drama of monochrome when done properly.

Dougie

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Anna_W
Anna_W  2 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 2:21 PM

I really liked the colour version but now I've seen the mono conversion I'd struggle to choose between the two Smile This has so much drama and atmosphere and the detail and light are superb. A cracking image Derek.
Regards
Anna

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 2:56 PM

I really like the mono version Derek - it's so full of drama, as mentioned above!
Ann

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 6:32 PM

I thought it would convert well and it looks great, Derek.
Alun

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UrbaneMagick
21 Jun 2012 - 8:12 PM

FANTASTIC MONO!

The mausoleum looks very Masonic..is it?

Gareth.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:01 PM

Thanks everyone for an enthusiastic response. I have to confess to being very pleased with this shot not because I thinks it is one of my best but rather it was the result of a combination of conditions that I had planned and waited some time for . I always saw it as a mono but ideally to get the image I had seen in my mind I needed a combination of sun and cloud preferably on a windy day to achieve the movement in the sky without the need for a very long exposure. This location has a major restriction to photography in the form of a 10ft high security fence around the perimeter (about 30ft away from the Mausoleum) so the only clear view is through the bars. Even with my wide angle lens I was closer than I would have liked. I understand the need to keep the vandals away in what is a very secluded spot, after all it was the vandals who nearly destroyed this magnificent building but ...the fence is so ugly and completely ruins the place IMO. I have uploaded a shot taken which shows the enclosure so you can see what I am talking about.

And yes Gareth I believe there are strong masonic associations. There are symbols on every elevation.
Derek

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Lillian
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21 Jun 2012 - 9:26 PM

The two images have merits on their own Derek
like them both so much
Lillian

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Baden
Baden  2156 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 - 9:38 AM

Great shot Derek! I love the processing and the mono suits it so well, great movement in the clouds which all adds to the image. It is nice to see the variant as this shows the work and trouble in getting the image you wanted, top skills and excellent work! Have my UA Smile

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 - 10:51 PM

Dramatic image Derek. Love the contrasting textures and the way the clouds echo the angular lines of the mausoleum, leading the eye up to the sky. Perfect in mono.
Vivien

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ChrisOs
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28 Jun 2012 - 5:41 PM

Nice one, veery ddramatic.
Chris

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Audran
Audran  4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 - 8:21 PM

Fantastic image

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