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Still no new material as such,:-( this was taken a couple of weeks back. I wasn't really sure about it in colour...so went the B&W route. I know it won't be to everyone's cup of tea but hey, you get a bit desperate after months of endless grey cloud.


All comments welcome.

B+W Polariser and a soft 0.6 ND Grad used.

Camera:EOS-1D mkII
Lens:EF17-40 L
Recording media:Digital ISO 100
Title:Dead & Alive
Username:helendixon helendixon
Uploaded:28 Mar 2006 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Black & white
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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2006 - 12:28 AM

Works well in b&w - good choice!

Conrad

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chrisfroud
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28 Mar 2006 - 12:31 AM

Great b&w - I really love the sky.
Chris

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sneazy
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28 Mar 2006 - 12:31 AM

Hi Helen - I like the use of B&W - works very well. The depth given by the second tree helps the comp and the blurring of the cloud movement works well to add something to the image.

Mark

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paulstefan
paulstefan e2 Member 10509 forum postspaulstefan vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2006 - 12:38 AM

It's the movement in the sky and that tree in the b'g that makes this work for me, Helen.
Oh, and the b+w makes me like it even more Wink
Cheers, Paul

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helendixon
helendixon e2 Member 1130 forum postshelendixon vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2006 - 12:46 AM

Thank you.

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martinw
martinw e2 Member 9251 forum postsmartinw vcard England
28 Mar 2006 - 12:50 AM

The tree in the background makes it. Lovely conversion.
Martin

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buchananbchb
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28 Mar 2006 - 1:01 AM

Lovely work, the sky is brilliant.
Brad.

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glenalva
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28 Mar 2006 - 1:09 AM

The sky looks stunning in this, love the composition, excellent work.

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future
future e2 Member 10153 forum postsfuture vcard
28 Mar 2006 - 1:09 AM

lovin' the sky and the little tree in the background adds to this imo (as I now se Paul says too!), great B&W shot, Cheers Chris

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John_Duckett
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28 Mar 2006 - 1:42 AM

A wonderful sky Helen and I love the tree in the background

John

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andgramar
andgramar e2 Member 8andgramar vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2006 - 1:43 AM

Works for me Helen

I think the grey stormy skies really help with this sort of shot anyway.

Andy Smile

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IanFlindt
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28 Mar 2006 - 1:50 AM

The B&W treatment enhances the quality elements (the tree's solitude, the movement in the clouds) superbly, Helen. I also love the inclusion of that distant tree - it helps to provide a little counterbalance to the central positioning of the foreground tree.

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rnixon
rnixon  11180 forum posts
28 Mar 2006 - 2:12 AM

Dramatic sky and great composition. Looks as if the small tree is arriving a bit late and out of breath to have his picture taken.
Richard

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mark494
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28 Mar 2006 - 2:24 AM

Works well in black & white. Very striking image. Love the sky.

Click

Mark

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MarkT
MarkT e2 Member 10119 forum postsMarkT vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2006 - 2:26 AM

Agree with Mark.

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ghibby
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28 Mar 2006 - 2:35 AM

superb image, love the movement in the sky.
Ben

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SuPlied
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28 Mar 2006 - 2:38 AM

Excellent shot - the second tree in the background is just perfect.

Deb

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2006 - 2:42 AM

Have an RC : )
I like the b&w work but the best thing about this is the little tree sat in the background.... super work.

Jeanie

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chris631uk
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28 Mar 2006 - 3:02 AM

great use of light

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gwyn h
gwyn h e2 Member 10432 forum postsgwyn h vcard
28 Mar 2006 - 3:33 AM

Does indeed work very well in b&w Helen, very nice work.

Gwyn

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Maddie
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28 Mar 2006 - 4:12 AM

nice image Helen

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ChrisOs
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28 Mar 2006 - 4:23 AM

Classic pic. I like the way the nearest cloud echoes the tree shapes. Plenty of interest in the picture overall. Great tones.
Chris

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billma
billma e2 Member 11119 forum postsbillma vcard United States
28 Mar 2006 - 4:24 AM

Black and white is just perfect for this. I love the motion in the clouds. Dynamic image and a beautiful composition.

bill

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User_Removed
28 Mar 2006 - 4:54 AM

wonderful image. love the comp & what a sky
sten

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John_Horner
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28 Mar 2006 - 5:11 AM

A super image and this is really excellent b&w stuff.

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
28 Mar 2006 - 5:25 AM

Wish I could take shots like this, Helen......

Jouko

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PatrickSmith
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28 Mar 2006 - 6:16 AM

The composition is superb but the sky really does bring this one to life. It all ties together well.
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angej
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28 Mar 2006 - 6:22 AM

works well in B&W Helen, I know what you mean about the crappy weatherSad(
Ange

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helendixon
helendixon e2 Member 1130 forum postshelendixon vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2006 - 7:18 AM

Many thanks everyone. If you were wondering about the title, it's because the nearest tree is very much alive...the furthest tree is dead!! Just in case anyone thought I'd gone mad!!!!LOL.

Helen.

PS. I'll catch up with you all tomorrow.

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Pete_g
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28 Mar 2006 - 8:54 AM

Simply excellent

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CP_01
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28 Mar 2006 - 9:30 AM

LOVE IT!!...great composition full of movement. Nice one.

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thorn
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28 Mar 2006 - 11:04 AM

Love the b/w Helen,contrast,dramatic look,atmosphere and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile

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tripodted
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28 Mar 2006 - 11:20 AM

I think it works rather well in B&W!
Ted

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GillyB
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29 Mar 2006 - 1:15 AM

Love the position of the trees, excellent contasts!
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Jasbe
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29 Mar 2006 - 6:17 AM

Excellent shot Helen, looks great in B&W.
Jason

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alyismad
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29 Mar 2006 - 10:10 AM

Excellent B&w

Steve

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Kris_Dutson
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29 Mar 2006 - 12:21 PM

My cup of tea alright - super B&W image Helen.

Kris.

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xinia
xinia e2 Member 954 forum postsxinia vcard
30 Mar 2006 - 6:45 AM

excellent Helen - that sky really adds an extra dimension to the feel of the pic and works wonderfully

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lobsterboy
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8 Apr 2006 - 1:19 PM

Simple, effective.
Love it.
Chris

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