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...These trees have been here for many years and I've shot many images showing the colours and distance from Blaven in the BG. It was a crystal day on Skye and I decided to use the light for a monochrome image.

***Thanks to all for the comments yesterday on Slack Tide...and especially to Andylea for his user award.

GrinGrinGrin

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Blaven Birch...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 Apr 2013 - 10:12 AM
Tags:Elgol, Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Apr 2013 - 10:17 AM

Excellent ! A stunning photo !

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:18 AM

Stunningly beautiful and so very suited to monochrome Dougie

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

ColinEJ
ColinEJ  8 United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:36 AM

This is just stunning.

Three trees and on a diagonal is great composition to start with, but throw in the side lighting, the wee house in the gap and the slightly out of focus mountains as a backdrop and you have great picture.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

Superb!! Stunning image!!

fandangofandingo

Beautiful photo..extremely well composed and I love how the little house has been framed between the trees.

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM

You don't often post mono landscapes for our enjoyment but they are invariably top-drawer images where the black and white points the excellence of the composition without distraction.
Here the falling line of the tree tops echoes the line of the ridge as well as framing the house while the bare trees revel in their structure, enhanced by the light glinting off their bark.
Sheer delight.
Regards
Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nice to enjoy the image along with you Bill and my sincere thanks for your Award, I was wondering if you would like this even as I setup the tripod.

Dougie GrinGrinGrin

Thanks to all for the comments and I hope you all enjoy my further efforts from the Misty Isle.

HPalin
HPalin  626 forum posts Finland
10 Apr 2013 - 11:17 AM

Great comp and tones!

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:24 AM

brilliant detail and tones dougie works so well in mono a stunner nice one Wink
andy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:48 AM

Yes, I saw this on Bill's screen just now, we were admiring it together.
I'm seeing quite a relationship here. The two trees on the left having a heated discussion, the third smaller one standing looking away, arms folded.
Lovely strong bright b&w.
Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 12:07 PM

That's Mum & Da having an argument while the wee lass plays with her hulla hoop.
I like the title change Moira.
Wink

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 12:43 PM

gotta be the best landscape I seen for a long time ........
WHOAH!!!!!!

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 12:54 PM

Cheers for that Barbara.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 1:34 PM

Beautifully composed image. I can imagine you thinking, AHA! when you seen this site. The light on the trees is so beautiful. And it makes me want to know who lives in that house in this lovely part of the world.......Sandy

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 1:38 PM

delightful Smile

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 2:44 PM

This would be special Dougie if you just straightened the foreground land up a bit. It appears on my screen to be sliding down hill a bit
Absolute perfection.

Awkward coot.

Last Modified By danbrann at 10 Apr 2013 - 2:45 PM
rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:04 PM

Tree combination Dougie.
Ron.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:18 PM

Like the light and details in this fine mono image Dougie
Regards Richard

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:25 PM

Stunning Dougie
Lillian

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 4:16 PM

I'll have to try that Danny.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 5:06 PM

Terrific shot !!!!......love the tight focusing on the trees, & that gorgeous backdrop.....near 3D quality too !!.....impressive !!!!

maggietear
10 Apr 2013 - 5:11 PM

The trees are so strong, the background such a great contrast Dougie!
Thanks for your comment on my train window, it's always good to have comments!
Maggie

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 5:31 PM

It is nearly 3D quality as Keith says. The house is positioned so well behind those beautiful trees and I do like the conversion to mono.
I agree about the strong light last week - some days it was really bright, but what a wonderful ten days after all the grey skies we've had in the south. I even got up at dawn on a couple of days.
Ann

TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 - 6:42 PM

A fabulous line of trees in enhancing light. I like your focussing and the delightfully framed cottage.

Tel*

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 8:11 PM

A beautiful shot so well-suited to mono and perfectly composed. Top work, Dougie
Alun

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:28 PM

Superlative photography Dougie. Beautiful light and a faultless composition. Has the feel of a medium format image with that square crop.
Derek

fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:39 PM

excellent shot,love itSmile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:05 PM

Jeremy Many Thanks for your User Award, it's always a great pleasure to receive an award from a fellow photographer.
People know that horseshoes are for good luck, none better than a farrier up close and personal with the shoes.
Thanks Again
Dougie

capto
capto e2 Member 21163 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:17 PM

Excellent mono, I love the way the trees stand out.Smile

ivor

Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:23 AM

Wow, a stunning mono, has lovely depth and tone........a fantastic image.


Paul.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Apr 2013 - 8:09 PM

A great depth with perfect light on the birches

Peter

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 9:09 PM

Peter, thanks very much for your UA, much appreciated.

Dougie

madshutter
14 Apr 2013 - 2:45 PM

What a lovely place this is! I especially like the way you included the house in the backgroundSmile

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2013 - 4:00 PM

Strikingly clear, works very well in b/w.
Johanna

Alan_Coles
15 Apr 2013 - 7:55 AM

...that is one tip top mono image

Tobytoes
Tobytoes  1 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 - 8:48 AM

Superb picture, I love it. We are coming up to Scotland for 4 weeks soon so hope to get the odd good snap!

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