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One taken on the trip back from Pitlochry in November. Me and Rich had a good morning here before the long trek home.

Thought the mono suited the mood in this one, let me know what you think. Thumbnail's not the strongest so thanks for getting to here.

Cheers for dropping by,
Paul

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Northern Exposure ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:21 Jan 2010 - 9:11 PM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel
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Group Event:1st Pitlochry meet

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 9:13 PM

I love the water licking the rocks and the drama of the mono treatment mate.

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fosie1955
fosie1955  6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 - 9:14 PM

Love it! Great atmosphere & detail in foreground leads you into the image.

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 9:22 PM

Looks superb in mono .Composition is first class. Looks like Bamburgh area is popular on here today....Phil

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
21 Jan 2010 - 9:25 PM

Good contrast and depth in this Paul, and it was the thumbnail that pulled me in Tongue

Mari

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 9:36 PM

Tis looking rather tasty Mr S. Works rather nicely in mono,

Although the absence of colour may fail to draw the masses in they dont know what theyre missing Smile

Chris.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 10:09 PM

Going large is a must as the full power of the image hits you, terrific Mr S

LesF

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RobD
RobD  725 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 - 10:13 PM

Mono works superbly - gives it an air of the dramatic. Terrific
Rob

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dathersmith
21 Jan 2010 - 10:26 PM

Looks good to me Paul, mono does suit the image well.

Darren.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful shot and love it in mono............Sandy

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 10:50 PM

Compositionaly a very strong image with a good lead in. Plenty of mood in that sky, the bright patch above the castle works particulaly well.
Ed.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2010 - 10:50 PM

Oh, my word!
What an incredible shot.
I love a good black and white image and this is breathtaking, Paul!

Especially for its really dynamic composition with that swirl of water against the sweeping curve of rock propelling us up to the castle, bathed in its Zeus-like thunderous glory!
Thrilling stuff!
Where we would normally strive to avoid burned highlights, here they work to perfection, adding a final cymbal-crash to our movement through the piece.
Magnificent!
What I find particularly impressive is that the image is composed mostly of darker tones which you have rendered with great subtlety whilst still retaining a beautifully luminous quality. This is no mean feat, in my book! And one to highly applauded!

A dazzling tour-de-force which has gone straight to the top of my shortlist.

Bravo!! Smile

Bill

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 7:12 AM

What Bill said.
Tom.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 7:13 AM

Thanks all and a big apology for the delay in getting back, but an intermittent broadband plagued our house last night ... I say intermittent, I mean it was off more than it was on Sad

Will try to catch up properly when I get to work now.

Paul

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 8:16 AM

Heavy with mood Paul, great mono. Ron.

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 8:17 AM

Seems that mono has become the new colour just now. Having said that this is very goo, tremendous blacks and lovely tones in the fg rocks.

Dougie

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22 Jan 2010 - 8:21 AM

Well, it seems you we only had to wait a few short hours for me to bestow my award!

So, with a drum roll, and thunderous applause, here it is!
I hope it's the first of many!
This looks good even on my rubbish work monitor this morning!

Would love to know your conversion recipe?
I dream of making images like this!

Cheers
Bill

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 8:57 AM

LOL ... was only an hour or two wait for me though Bill Wink [PM sent]

Big thanks too for your UA, set my weekend up nicely now Grin

Cheers too Ron and Dougie, have a great day fellas Smile

Paul

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Imagephotographics

Great image, lovely mono tones - well done !

Chris

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cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 10:49 AM


Quote: Thanks all and a big apology for the delay in getting back, but an intermittent broadband plagued our house last night ... I say intermittent, I mean it was off more than it was off more than it was on.

Have to get fran to sew you some shallower pockets so you can reach your money to get a decent provider Wink

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 11:03 AM

This is lovely mate, the mood from the sky and light reflected on the wet rocks is nicely captured. Me, Zoe and the boys are off up that way in a couple of months - can't wait!

Cheers, Sean

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Sconz  7 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:16 PM

Really excellent when viewed large.

Sean.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:39 PM


Quote: Have to get fran to sew you some shallower pockets so you can reach your money to get a decent provider

LOL ... she's a pretty good seamstress too, so that might happen Wink

Strange though as Virgin are generally excellent for up-time, fingers crossed it's back to normal tonight!!!

Heading this way soon too Sean, can't wait Smile

Thanks all for your time and considered responses.

Paul

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:53 PM

All been said Paul, fine mono work.
Regards Richard.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:27 PM

Thanks Richard, have a great weekend mate Smile

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chris-p
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22 Jan 2010 - 6:16 PM

'triffic stuff Paul.

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bayliner185 e2 Member 7bayliner185 vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 8:11 PM

The conversion is to die for Paul. Hope that doesn't sound too dramatic but its the truth. You have managed to pull out a fantastic range of tones form the highlights right through to the shadow areas. Damn fine comp as well.

Jim

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 10:14 PM

Cheers fellas, once again apologies for the delay but Virgin Media have now realised that there is a problem in the area and it's not with our box ... don't want to say I told them so, but ... Wink

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 10:22 PM

Ooh! Missed this - down to dear old VM Wink

Can't wait to get back there! Wink

xxxx

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 10:29 PM

... soon m'dear, very soon Smile Grin x

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26 Jan 2010 - 8:44 PM

Seriously classy image Paul.

Nigel

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 10:35 PM

A big thanks Nigel for both your time and your valued UA too. Cheers mate Smile

Paul

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