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...some monochrome conversions from the year 2012.

***edited in V2 to add a little more contrast.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Monochrome Early Light...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:4 Dec 2012 - 10:19 AM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TutorialVariant - Tutorial

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 10:54 AM

Certainly works well in mono Dougie, good details and tones too
Regards Richard

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:05 AM

Mono suites this Dougie, gentle mood.
Ron.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:08 AM

I agree that this image works well in B and W, Dougie, but having been back to the colour original a week or so back, I feel the the colour of the sunlit grasses really stands out in that version, and that some of that impact is lost here.
However that's just my opinion.
Having said that, had I never seen the original, I would have been more than pleased viewing this version.
Ronnie.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:15 AM

A stunning landscape, which works beautifully in this sumptuous monochrome. A splendid tonal range and plenty to feast my eyes upon.

Regards Nathan

almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:45 AM

It is a lovely mono but I think I agree with Ronnie that the colour version looked even better.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:10 PM

Oh well, this is crisp and clear, yes!
Johanna

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:42 PM

a most wonderful scene and so well photographed.

Now a problem.....I think there is some white fringing along the LH side mountain top.What is the cause of this Dougie as i occasionally get it on my images.
Is it down sizing the image
my eyes
my monitor

Danny

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:44 PM

Instant thoughts: those reeds are supremely delicate, are they not? This is where monochrome concentrates the eye on line and form rather than any other considerations.
I am reminded of the fable of La Fontaine (and probably Aesop and others) in which the sturdy oak tree mocks the delicate reed, yet after the storm the reed remains to lament the fallen oak.
Food for thought.
Oh, I think the contrast in V2 is slightly better).
Regards
Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:52 PM

Danny I'm not sure I've just looked at the original for V2 before downsizing and I see no fringe at all. It could be the sharp line between white and black causing it, but the short answer is I don't know.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:07 PM

Following Danny's comment I tried blowing both versions up (well not literally... ), I can see a little white fringing in V2, on the left side of the left-hand peak, towards the summit. It's much less pronounced in V1, but there is a hint. I wouldn't have noticed it without Danny's prompting though...
Despite fringing I much prefer V2, because it gives the water a sort of clarity, we can see through to the bed so there is greater depth, to balance the increased texture in the sky. Depth and height...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 4 Dec 2012 - 1:08 PM
Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:54 PM

Both beautiful, V2 is just a little more........Sandy

capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:03 PM

V2 for me, with or without the fringe. Fringing is everywhere, I think it is in the original file and gets progressively more noticable with processing, sharpening etc. A lot depends on the make up of the image, sometimes it's hidden. Thats my excuse anyway, makes me feel better when I see it in my shots. Careful retouching can help.

ivor

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:14 PM

I'm going with v2 out of these two Dougie. It's interesting how b&w gives an entirely different feel to a landscape.
Ann

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:16 PM

I wish I'd had my little ladders along here.

wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 - 4:07 PM

Excellent B&W conversion Dougie, V2 for as it adds a little more drama Smile

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 6:14 PM

v2 for me dougie SmileSmileSmileSmile Wink
andy

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 8:02 PM

Terrific shot !!!!.......gorgeous quality, with lovely tonal range.....impressive piece of work Dougie !!!

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 544 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:37 PM

Excellent mono, Dougie with v2 just edging it on detail and impact.
Alun

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Dec 2012 - 5:38 AM

I do prefer v2 for the sky details

Peter

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 7:46 AM

Mono doing what mono does best... a shot with a lovely atmosphere and a beautifully balanced composition. My preference is for the higher contrast of v2. But I am a high contrast kind of guy Wink

Andy

Last Modified By andy_AHG at 5 Dec 2012 - 7:46 AM
CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 - 11:56 AM

v1 with v2 sky and plain rice Wink
Excellent shot and no mistake.
C l i v e

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 12:36 PM

This really works for me Dougie. The reeds puncturing that smooth water looks beautiful. I prefer V1.
Derek

maggietear
5 Dec 2012 - 5:20 PM

Great image, looks powerful in mono!
Maggie

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Dec 2012 - 10:34 PM

I prefer 2 Dougie. I think it makes the reflection slightly more pronounced. Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

Andy many thanks for your User Award, I'm way behind with my page.

All the best
Dougie
WinkWinkWink

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