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My wife Lesley and I took a run down to Scotney last weekend, mainly to try out her new Canon G12 but of course my camera came along as well. I knew that at the time we would be there the light would be quite harsh and the best I would get in colour might be a bit 'chocolate boxy' which is not what I wanted. So I went with the intention of shooting mono. This is my favourite from that afternoon.
processed in ACR/Nex Silver fx proII/CS4.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Scotney Castle
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:22 Apr 2012 - 6:21 PM
Tags:General, Kent, Landscape / travel, Scotney castle
Votes:62
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parallax
parallax Plus Member 5146 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 6:35 PM

Great tones and detail.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 556 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 6:51 PM

Looks great Derek. Lovely mono with expertly contained range of tones.
Alun

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AnnChown
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22 Apr 2012 - 6:53 PM

The mono works really well Derek!
Ann

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paulmanneringphotos

love this black and white Scotney Castle Smile

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
22 Apr 2012 - 7:08 PM

Superb image that couldn't look any better in colour.

Len

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illuvator
illuvator  4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 7:15 PM

lovely picTongue

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:15 PM

the mono looks good. how does lesley like the G12? lesley

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jennialexander
jennialexander Plus Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 7:19 PM

Mono suits the Castle well
Jenni

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:42 PM


Quote: The mono looks good. how does lesley like the G12? lesley

Thanks Lesley
(My) Lesley is having great fun with the G12. She's using it in Auto at the mo, and producing some very nice images. The idea was to get her something that she can get more out of if her interest grows.
Derek

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:46 PM

Nice tonal range.
Matt

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teepee  12806 forum posts England
22 Apr 2012 - 8:10 PM

great image......tony

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51296 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:31 PM

Excellent mono, Derek, but you've also found a really good, balanced composition as well.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:37 PM

Somewhere new for me - so I did a little reading on it. Midsummer Night's Dream has apparently been performed in the gardens here in the past. The light is quite strong producing some good shadows, and your exposure is excellent - it works well as a mono.
Helen

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dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 8:04 AM

Good composition Derek, and well processed to bring out excellent tone range.
regards
Yung

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 2:00 PM

Fine detail shown in this mono Derek. It's a beautiful location, one that I've not thought about capturing in mono, think I'll think again now Smile

Sarah *

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Steve-T
Steve-T  851 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 5:14 PM

Great mono. G12 is a good little camera. I use one as a carry around camera - I find it great for close up work. Steve

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24 Apr 2012 - 6:50 AM

The perfect place for good reflections Derek.

Dougie

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2012 - 11:07 AM

Nice comp and a good b/w conversion.
Chris

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:36 PM

Like the details and good mono tones Derek
Regards Richard

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DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 11:51 AM

Nicely done and this kind of thing always works well in black and white, especially with some clouds in the sky. Could you have moved to the left to remove the stonework from the bottom right, or am I suggesting that you jump into the moat? Smile

Dave.

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derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 9:18 PM


Quote: Nicely done and this kind of thing always works well in black and white, especially with some clouds in the sky. Could you have moved to the left to remove the stonework from the bottom right, or am I suggesting that you jump into the moat? Smile

Dave.

That stonework troubles me a little as well Dave but there was an even more obtrusive lump of masonry just out of shot on the left. Compromises, compromises...

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29 Apr 2012 - 9:21 PM

got the mono spot on here - I love the detail in this one, it has all been said really

Linda

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