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from Glen Brittle, I decided it needed monochrome to further the feeling of this image.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Cuillin Hills...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:23 Apr 2013 - 9:28 AM
Tags:Elgol, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled


boov  1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 - 9:29 AM

Super B/W

woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 10:16 AM

It doesn't pull any punches, Dougie. Magnificent.
One of the great Alpine mountain guides of the mid-1800s, a Swiss I believe although I forget his name, refused to traverse the Cuillin because he believed it was impossible to do in a day. The quality of light was such that he totally misjudged the scale (though perhaps not the difficulty) of the terrain.
This quality of light comes over perfectly in this fine image.

Well, perhaps it wasn't precisely this ridge, but the rule holds good for all the Cuillin and the Highlands: the climate in the mountains is Arctic rather than Alpine and can be very deceptive. It has deceived a few people this last winter . . .

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 23 Apr 2013 - 10:17 AM
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM

I guess the monochrome adds contrast and thus enhances the difference between light and shade, Dougie: I remember seeing a very similar view when I toured this Glen in Google Maps.

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 12:02 PM

looks like a great place for us walkers

Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 1:52 PM

The lovely light in the sky has brought out such detail in those mountains.......Sandy

Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 2:17 PM

A great mono landscape reminds me a bit of Ansel Adams.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 2:33 PM

I love that gentle diagonal of the treeline along the bottom of the frame, and the mountain leaning forward towards it. Also that cloud shadow. Very subtle.

leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
23 Apr 2013 - 3:26 PM

Like the first popular form of photography (daguerreotype). Yes, I agree with Cliff, reminds me a bit of Ansel Adams.

danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 3:46 PM

Black and white magic.

Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 4:45 PM

Great shot !!!.....lovely mono tones & quality !!

andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 5:21 PM

mono works a treat on this cracking capture dougie nice one Wink

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 6:02 PM

Always an inspiring view Dougie.
Regards Richard

NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 6:03 PM

A beautiful image of immense quality.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

capto e2 Member 21153 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Excellent as a mono.Smile


pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:25 PM

The monochrome would appear to have enhanced the image immensely, great shot

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 10:59 PM

Many Thanks to Effrosinni for the UA I'm delighted.

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 11:24 PM

Very good mono DougieSmile

jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Apr 2013 - 5:32 AM

Mono gives it other aspects


brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 11:45 PM

Absolutely fine detail here - the Alpes couldn't be more beautiful!

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