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...at the top of Loch Torridon the grasses are steeped in salt water twice a day and the sheep seem to like it.
I did too when I had a wander across the little burns that criss cross the grass.

Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm F4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Saltmarsh Monochrome...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 Jun 2013 - 4:14 PM
Tags:Black & white, Glen Torridon, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Torridon, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8531 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM

I am being distracted by memories of salt-meadow lamb in Normandy... Ready seasoned meat...
I really cannot imagine this in colour, and don't want to. The foreground textures in particular are so tactile, that's what matters. I love the way water surface, reflections, textures and seabed mingle.

saltireblue Site Moderator 44302 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

Like Moira, I too feel the original colour version would be a disappointment after seeing this conversion, Dougie.
The foreground finger surrounded by the darker water, the sun-lit ridges above and the sky darkening again at the very top of the frame adding a natural border.


boov  2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 4:54 PM

Great B/W....

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 5:56 PM

this really is wonderful image.....
and I am remembering the welsh lamb and the Texel lamb
... so tender and also eating the salt grass ...... mmmmmmmmmm
drooling here

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:26 PM

The tranquility seems heightened by the mono treatment Dougie. I've never tried salt meadow lamb but it sounds delicious, lamb being a firm favourite of mine. I did once have some lamb from North Ronaldsay which feeds on seaweed and I didn't care for it too much, especially as I paid extra to have it (in a restaurant!) SmileSmileSmile

Sean_Dillon e2 Member 5Sean_Dillon vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:49 PM

Stunning B&W

Cliff1944 e2 Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:57 PM

I like the textures in the foreground land and the way it seems to be advancing into the loch.
Great B&W.

danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Wonderful Dougie. I like how the darkened sky at the very top of the image keeps us inside the image and it is really difficult to leave it.

mondmagu e2 Member 474 forum postsmondmagu vcard Ireland
10 Jun 2013 - 7:43 PM

Super mono Dougie


Skeet1Away e2 Member 349 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:44 PM

Dougie, stunning mono.......very nice.


pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:49 PM

You must walk your legs off getting these beautiful images Dougie and you must be a few inches shorter in doing so as well

jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jun 2013 - 8:00 PM

Salt is tasteful sometimes, and healthy. But your pictures are always healthy


woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

Superb mono composition with detail great and small.
For some reason lots of people are salivating Smile
Me too.

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 9:56 PM

Excellent mono landscape Dougie, detail and composition.

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 10:13 PM

I always somehow associate that part of the land with wild and windy conditions yet you have been there when there was a complete calm, certainly judging by that mirror flat surface that has allowed these crisp reflections to record.
The consensus is that B and W is the right way to present this one and I feel I go along with that, Dougie.
I can sense the clarity of the air, with every fine detail to be captured.

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:35 AM

They don't need a salt lick then do they. Beautiful reflection in the water Dougie......Sandy

joolsb e2 Member 1027115 forum postsjoolsb vcard Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 5:26 AM

A very well-balanced comp, Doug. Nice sense of stillness, too.

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 9:46 AM

Great pov and composition,

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 1:37 PM

Worth going large with this one Dougie, good mono work
Regards Richard

capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

Excellent mono.Smile


Niknut e2 Member 4742 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 4:51 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....wonderful detail !!!

Didn't realise you liked to eat salt-flavoured grass Dougie ??.......robbing the poor sheep of their vittles !!.WinkGrin

Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 12:03 PM

Lovely tones and shapes Dougie.

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