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...I posted this as colour but the monochrome version was my own personal favourite. The pebbles seemed to me to be sliding under the mountains reflection.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Monochrome Deep...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 May 2013 - 9:40 AM
Tags:Black & white, Elgol, Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 9:45 AM

Excellent Mono image Dougie
Regards Richard

Skeet1Away
10 May 2013 - 9:57 AM

Dougie, super mono, I like that there is no clouds in your shot, allows the eyes to focus on the true quality of the reflection. Lovely image.........


Paul.

Americandodo
10 May 2013 - 9:59 AM

Amazing shot! The water is so still, and makes such a great reflection! Such deep tones as well! Well done!

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

The colour was terrific, the mono is even more so. Fine detail in the f/g, exquisite reflection and a wide variety of tones; this time around my eye is drawn to the subtle lines of the slope rising from left to right and perfectly contained within the frame. A Cuillin peak that I could have climbed in my youth but did not know of until now . . .
Regards
Bill

cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Very nice Dougie, pity voting disabled.
chris

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

I remember the colour well, but I do prefer this, simply for the harmony that it brings, the way it links the different levels that rise up through the frame.
Moira

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

I have been flicking back and forth between this B and W version and the original coloured one, Dougie, and whilst I can see the attractions of this one and appreciate the comments by yourself and others above, my own preference resides with the coloured: sorry to be out of kilter with the majority view.
But no matter, the composition and portrait format are so well suited, and the scene captured under wonderful conditions, sun and mirror flat water for the reflections and a glimpse of the loch bed.
Ronnie.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

It would be a dull world indeed if we all though the same way Ronnie.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 1:16 PM

Mono beauty Dougie.
Ron.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43681 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:22 PM

I do like the vertical proportions Dougie. The 'real' bit only, at best, one third of the whole image. The depth to the reflection and fg detail occupying, quite rightly, most of the image. I almost feel the reflected mountain is like the roof at the opening of an under water cave or grotto - you could swim under it and disappear into the darkness beyond.

Malc

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 2:22 PM

The pebbles do seem to be sliding under the mountain reflection. Almost like a cave under them. Beautiful in mono too Dougie.......Sandy

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4523 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 5:08 PM

Cracking shot !!!......lovely tonal qualities in this beauty !!

maggietear
10 May 2013 - 6:45 PM

Excellent in mono Dougie, makes it seem even more stark!
Maggie

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 7:42 PM

So beautifully detailed and mono is what this certainly needs
perfect Dougie
Lillian

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 May 2013 - 6:09 AM

The mono isolates motives so you concentrates on fewer elements.

Lovely done Peter

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Beautiful tones Dougie, and a wonderful 3 dimensional quality about it.
Rende

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 5:37 PM

It works equally well in mono for me, Dougie. Excellent.
Alun

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 2:35 PM

I love the composition Dougie and those reflections!
Ann

Snaphappyannie
15 May 2013 - 1:23 PM

I ADORE Scotland AND monochromes - so no surprises in that I really admire this Master's work!

Alan_Coles
16 May 2013 - 6:48 AM

Monochromatic magic from the master of reflections Smile

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

a lovely mono Dougie.
regards
Yung

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
16 May 2013 - 7:39 PM

Fabulous as always ! gill

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 May 2013 - 7:33 PM

That reflection is something else Dougie. Moira

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

A mirror wouldn't be that clear! Brilliant.
Johanna

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 9:02 AM

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you are featured e2 piccy at the moment
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