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I have always been a big fan of B&W going back (a long way) to the days of a small dark room in my youth. Looking back now I realise I was never much good at producing credible B&W images.

I知 not sure I am much better at it now, but at least there is no chemical smell and mess with Photoshop! Anyway, here is a shot I took during a walk in Cumbria that I decided to try in mono.

Comments or suggestions will be most welcome as I am trying to work through the techniques for conversion to a B&W image in the software.

f9, 1/50sec, 24mm, ISO 100

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Greg

Camera:Canon
Lens:24-105
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Crummock Water
Username:gregl gregl
Uploaded:20 May 2010 - 12:48 PM
Tags:B&w, Black & white, Crummock water, Cumbria, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Mono
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royd63uk
royd63uk  9 United Kingdom
20 May 2010 - 1:33 PM

love the composition very well taken.
Black and white suits this well,but for me the highlights are a tad too bright (IMHO)

Roy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 1:35 PM

A superb composition which works so very well in mono. Carol

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SickChit
SickChit  729 forum posts England
20 May 2010 - 2:09 PM

I'm in the same mind, I seem to always prefer a mono version of most images. As with this one, the treatment adds to the image.

Ian

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cats_123 e2 Member 104029 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 2:48 PM

not sure this one does it for me...composition is good, but I find the mountains too dark and the horizon becomes a little indistinct at the end of the lake

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 5:07 PM

works for me a cracking mono nice one Wink
andy

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gregl
gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 5:27 PM

Thank you all very much for the comments - really helps to have constructive opinions.

Greg

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 8:50 PM

Hi Greg, excellent work, wonderful composition and such, however imho it would stand very well as pen and ink drawing, it is void of any tones and textures and the elusive greyscale, but I would have it on my dining room wall anytime.
Regards Mal

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 9:28 PM

It's'a well composed scene Greg with good perspective. I think the contrast may be a little harsh and would suggest pulling back the highlights to show more cloud detail and push the shadow light up for more rock detail. It should help balance the image.
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 21 May 2010 - 9:29 PM

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gregl
gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 1:05 AM

Thanks so much for taking the time to comments and offer suggestions. I managed to open the shadows and tried to pull the highlights back a bit and reloaded as V2. Hopefully it looks a bit better.

Greg

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2010 - 9:19 AM

excellent image greg,works so well in mono.ray

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 2:12 PM

Lovely image.
Caroline

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1  4 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 - 3:57 PM

A very fine image Greg.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
8 Jul 2010 - 4:31 PM

A beauty*****
cor

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CraigWalker
22 Sep 2010 - 2:20 PM

Wonderful image Greg!!

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