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...when I was taking this image it struck me that it would make a good monochrome conversion, so here it is.
A couple of weeks ago on Rannoch Moor. the day of the frost.

Camera:Canon Eos 1Ds Mark 111
Lens:16-35mm f/:2.8 L 11 usm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lochan Mono...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:23 Nov 2009 - 5:06 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
Votes:86

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:12 PM

Hi Dougie...yes this works well in mono too. I like the way the clouds and reflected cloud take you to the tree.

Jeanie

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:22 PM

Cheers Jeanie,

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful Dougie - great image, that was a surprise to see a mono here - works really well must say !

Chris

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
23 Nov 2009 - 5:23 PM

works here too, Dougie..........

Jouko

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david deveson
23 Nov 2009 - 5:30 PM

Exceeding good and, for me, better in B&W...
David

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:33 PM

You were right again o wise man. It did make a good mono.

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:34 PM

Wonderful image, suits black and white, and the square crop.
Angi

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User_Removed
23 Nov 2009 - 5:37 PM

Big skies are great when they hold this much detail and interest.
For me, this image ticks a lot of boxes.
Only one thing wrong with it..................


............... I didn't take it !!!

Really nice work Dougie.

Steinbeck.

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ovi
ovi  10 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:40 PM

This works well as mono, Dougie; the tree became a symbol for that place which I had the pleasure (maybe honour, I would say Smile ) to photograph begining of this month.
Well done and presented it! A pleasure to nav. through your PF.

ovi (click)

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:47 PM

Love the sky and your composition Dougie - good conversion of a fine image.
Regards Richard.

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Gary_Macleod
23 Nov 2009 - 5:52 PM

wonderful mono Dougie

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Scutter
Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 5:58 PM

I had a similar thought on one of mine - except my thought happened after the shot was taken! (something to do with delayed brain activity on my part I think)

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 6:08 PM

looks good.lesley

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 6:17 PM

Dougie this is stunning. All the lines lead back to that fabulous tree.
Moira

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 6:50 PM

Mono works very nicely for this Dougie, well done Smile

Chris.

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kilo363
kilo363  4 Scotland
23 Nov 2009 - 6:59 PM

it's great, very nice mono

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MikeA
MikeA  91147 forum posts England
23 Nov 2009 - 7:14 PM

Shows the sky and reflections well in mono Dougie.

MikeA.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
23 Nov 2009 - 7:18 PM

Wow how stunning is that my friend. Amazing depth and tones

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 7:32 PM

Superior Mono Doug.Well done.
Tom.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 7:47 PM

Just as wonderful in black & white as in colour; maybe even more so. I reckon the clouds play a greater role.
Regards
Bill

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 8:03 PM

Looks really well Dougie. Nicely treated.

Ian

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PhotoKaren
23 Nov 2009 - 8:04 PM

Photos like this remind me why I should go and visit Scotland.
Like how the foreground ground is dark and then the background fades out to a soft grey.

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dathersmith
23 Nov 2009 - 8:25 PM

It is a great mono Dougie, well captured and processed.

Darren.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5179 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 8:48 PM

Super composition Dougie. That sky is wonderful.
Derek

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 8:50 PM

This is a gem Dougie ,def worth the conversion .It makes the reflection in the water and cloud so much more part of the image .
1st class Smile

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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 9:05 PM

Yeah, works well in mono too... possibly better.

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2009 - 9:49 PM

superb image

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 10:08 PM

Excellent mono Dougie. Ron.

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RobD
RobD e2 Member 725 forum postsRobD vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2009 - 10:22 PM

The balance of land to that terrific sky is inspired - great shot
Rob

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2009 - 10:34 PM

This is fabulous, Dougie. The B&W treatment accentuates that exceptional cloud formation and helps to highlight that lonely but resolute tree. The tree itself and its reflection pin the whole composition together. A masterful image.

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
23 Nov 2009 - 11:41 PM

Looks good in mono Dougie, fabulous sky
Dot

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Nov 2009 - 5:36 AM

The mono enhances the silhouette

Peter

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phillips
phillips  869 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 7:01 AM

Different take on your favourite spot.
Guy

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Alan_Coles
24 Nov 2009 - 8:26 AM

Striking stuff and excellent composition.

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Phil_Restan
24 Nov 2009 - 9:29 AM

Just been comparing the two images and still can't decide which is best. It certainly makes a great mono.
I think I will have to go with both excellent in their own right and wouldn't want to separate them.

Regds
Phil

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thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 12:28 PM

beautifully delicate and well balanced image,

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Codiac
Codiac  7304 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:21 PM

I agree it makes an excellent mono image, great conversion and composition Dougie.

Gary

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d3looo
d3looo  5 Slovakia1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 4:42 PM

Great mono conversion and composition. Well done.

Pavol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 5:00 PM

Absolutely superb image - lovely composition and lighting.
Ronnie.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 5:03 PM

Cheers Ronnie, had a great response with this one.
Dougie

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 2:02 PM

Even the thumbnail stands out. Superb work. Paul

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musashi
musashi  4 Brazil
2 Dec 2009 - 11:24 AM

Amazing b&w, great compo, light [well equalized in foreground and background as well], dof & subtle contrast too! The in-diagonal clouds made the difference, mate...

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