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When at the Ingleton falls a couple of weeks ago, I noticed this tree high above, quite an exhausing climb, and one twisted ankle later I managed to capture this.

The light really wasn't quite as I'd hoped so, I thought why not convert to mono ...for a change Wink

On a different note I've been having problems with the sharpness of the 10-20 ever since I had my "replacement" I was just going to get it re-calibrated by Sigma when I stumbled on the lens calibration feature on the D300.. It needed a -13 (from a scale of -20 to +20) confirming what I had thought for some time some serious back focusing.

Anyway let me know what you think.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Wuthering Heights
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:15 Nov 2009 - 12:26 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Landscape / travel
Votes:73

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mikepearce
15 Nov 2009 - 12:30 PM

Great mono and tree

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Gary_Macleod
15 Nov 2009 - 12:34 PM

very powerful mono

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 12:39 PM

Very Nice Image. Suits B&W perfectly.

Steve.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 12:46 PM

Great shot

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 12:47 PM

A good subject for b+w Nick . A well togged tree and you have emphasised the wildness really well , a gritty image.
Mike

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iansnowdon
15 Nov 2009 - 12:51 PM

Beautiful mono work... Stunning shot.
Regards
Ian

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 12:53 PM

Makes an excellent mono Nick.

Alan

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 1:07 PM

Bit of a different take on "THAT" tree...I like it...

Keith

Re: calibration...thanks for the info...my 2 Signas are at Sigma at the moment and have been suffering from back focusing...so that will be useful to know when I get the diagnosis.

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Imagephotographics

Great image & title

Chris

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GillR
GillR  771 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 - 1:40 PM

Wonderfully atmospheric shot, great title too.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 2:25 PM

Cathy's over the brow of the hill searching for Heathcliff. Terrific sense of place.
Moira

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Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 2:30 PM

Excellent mono composition with good detail and tones Smile Geoff.

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zosla
zosla  4 Greece
15 Nov 2009 - 2:38 PM

Great subject,Great tone's,Great composition,Great filing!!!
lazaros

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 3:27 PM

Super mono.

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 - 4:28 PM

stunning mono

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 4:33 PM

Thanks everyone

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 4:51 PM

A very fine image.
Fraser

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 5:02 PM

Thanks Fraser

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 5:09 PM

Well, I think it's a very striking mono, Nick, a super quality image. Excellent stuff.
TrevB Smile

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danielwaters
15 Nov 2009 - 5:11 PM

Beautiful clarity, textures and tone.

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User_Removed
15 Nov 2009 - 5:11 PM

like it Nick, shots like this always make great monos so i think you made the right choice. Interested to read the issues about the calibration and the Sigma. I have the same setup and have oft thought my shots looked a little soft. Will have a look at this later, is there any particular way of setting up and taking test shots to try this out ?

rgds
Dave

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 5:21 PM

Thanks Trevor, Dave & Daniel.
Dave I've sent you a PM with how I did it - If its helpful I could write it up for EPZ with accompanying photo's, would anyone be interested ?

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User_Removed
15 Nov 2009 - 5:33 PM

Have replied mate, i think your suggestion is a cracking idea especially for idiots like me

rgds
Dave

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 5:58 PM

I will Dave ..right anyone know how to go about it submitting / putting one together?

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 6:42 PM

About time you did a mono for a change seems ages since the last one LOL
Good news about the lens / camera issue Nick

LesF

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 6:53 PM

A fine mono Nick...the old tree looks a litlle battered.Well taken.
Tom.

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Benas
Benas  4 Poland
15 Nov 2009 - 7:15 PM

great shot,

Pawel

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Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 7:19 PM

Thanks Les, Tom & Pawel

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15 Nov 2009 - 7:53 PM

Looks good to me Nick, great mono.

Darren.

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bombolini
bombolini  6 Northern Ireland
15 Nov 2009 - 8:07 PM

Great shot and well named.
Bombolini

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martin.w
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15 Nov 2009 - 9:50 PM

Yup, I like it. A worthy conversion to mono Smile

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15 Nov 2009 - 10:03 PM

Thanks Darren, Bombolini & Martin

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dclarke5  11147 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 - 8:28 PM

A classic shot. All the better for monochrome.
Regards
Dave

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 11:42 PM

Superb composition and conversion Nick, love the title too! I would definately be interested in any info re the Sigma and set up!

Sarah *

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17 Nov 2009 - 10:25 PM

Great mono image Nick - well composed and processed.
Regards Richard.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2009 - 2:36 PM

Looks great in mono Nick and the dark upper corners add some mood to the sky and compliment the shape of the tree. I think the image could be taken even further by the addition of someone leaning back against the tree's trunk, either reading something or gazing towards the horizon...?

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Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2009 - 7:41 PM

Thanks Caleb Smile

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Jacquie_Gibson

A well taken and processed picture, you captured the bleak mood and beauty of the place.

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