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...as requested and promised the colour version of this scene.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Glorious Battlefield...col
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:3 Jan 2014 - 9:54 AM
Tags:East lothian, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:12 AM

Both versions are rather lovely, Dougie.
I think I might lean towards the black & white, though not deviating too far from the vertical.


P.S. And I see you've a colour mug shot to go with it! How distinguished you look.

Last Modified By whatriveristhis at 3 Jan 2014 - 10:13 AM
3 Jan 2014 - 10:13 AM

A lovely shot with great lighting and composition. I never thought I'd see a location shot in in Scotland that looked so much like the Lincolnshire Wolds! Best wishes, Simon.

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:13 AM

Awwww, yes! Nothing against the mono version you posted some days ago - but... yes, colour is holding a lot more life and warmth.
B E A U T I F U L !!!

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Having switched back to the B and W version, I feel my sympathies lie more with the coloured version, esp. so as when I look out the window today, all is grey and colourless, wet, windy, drench +++ so the colour is so welcome.

senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:45 AM

a beauty ..

3 Jan 2014 - 10:55 AM

Beautiful in colour too Dougie.


woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:35 AM

The colour is beautiful, Dougie, but I prefer the mono none the less. Given your title the mood of this one is perhaps a little benign.
Of course, it's the people who make war, not the landscape . . . .

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:39 AM

As a place that cannot I guess be separated from its history, b&w works better for me.
But the tones in the grasses are gloriously sharp and acerbic.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:50 AM

I love the colour in the fields and sky indicating a fine summer's day, but for drama the mono wins the day.

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 12:31 PM

Both Star

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 1:40 PM

Colour for me Dougie.
And I noticed your new avatar pic too.
Puts me in mind of a High Court judge I had dealings with in the past !!

3 Jan 2014 - 1:52 PM

Vibrant colours, such a contrast to today's weather, probably worse for you up there! The blue/ yellow combination always works well.

Thanks your comment the other day - it's good to be back!


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 2:10 PM

Love it!! really love it Dougie, the colour is so rich and the grass just sways
and the lone tree, and those little hedge trees on the horizon...perfect

AnnJ  3 Scotland
3 Jan 2014 - 2:13 PM

They are both so good. Thank you for letting us see this one as well...I can't decide between the two, but the mono might just have the edge for me. Ann.

danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 2:37 PM

I will go with the colour Dougie.

cheesey  9 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 2:43 PM

Wonderful colours, comp and light.
Great shot.
Cheesey Smile.

richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 3:49 PM


NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 3:58 PM

An image with loads of clout, the contrasting colour adding to the appeal and beauty...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

franken Plus Member 123519 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 4:59 PM

Beautiful landscape.


GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM

Wonderful landscape!

MalcolmS Plus Member 91123 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:11 PM

Colour for me Dougie, like this a lot, rich summer colours against a magnificent sky.


IanFlindt  10740 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:18 PM

This represents the best in landscape photography. A simple scene which many would not observe, but which becomes a work of art when carefully composed within the frame. No excessive processing, because none is needed to make this the perfect little picture that it is. A genuine joy to view.

Nigeve1 Plus Member 21121 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 7:13 AM

This is beautiful and a really well balanced composition. I had not seen the mono the other day and have just looked, I did not think it could have improved on this, but it does and is a superb conversion.

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 8:25 AM

cracking light dougie a stunner Wink

saltireblue Site Moderator 54863 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 9:48 AM

I concur with IanFlindt, Dougie.
As for comparing the two versions, I prefer not to, enjoying each in its own right.


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Thanks to all for the ind comments on my image.

A very special Thank You to Ian Flindt for his User Award and his thoughtful comment.


MalcolmM Plus Member 9223 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 10:22 AM

Beautifully composed 'lone tree' image - love it.

Niknut Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 4:54 PM

Lovely shot !!.....the color version has a little more impact & warmth for me !

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