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...on Rannoch Moor, taken back in 2007 just found and processed in LR. The Black Mount was invisible in the mist which the processing cut through.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Split Stone...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:2 Feb 2014 - 11:37 AM
Tags:Black & white, Black mount, Highlands, Landscape / travel
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo  3445 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 11:49 AM

looks great in monoSmile

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:58 AM

Beautiful mono landscape. I'll bet there are some legends attached to that stone.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:08 PM

How delighted I'd be if I came across such a forgotten shot on my hard drive, Dougie: amazing how sympathetic processing can reveal details that were not apparent at the time of shooting.
These large erratic boulders make such an interesting f/g and remind me of similar large chunks of rock that were dislodged by a landslide in Italy and one tore through a barn, and left an enormous scar in the fields.
These ones would have been carried and deposited here by glaciation.
Nice how white markings on them echo the snow covered mounts in the b/g.
R.

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:31 PM

Beautifully composed and processed, the distance revealed as almost Himalayan.


Alan

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:45 PM

Beautifully composed, indeed. But I'm hearing 'Ha, show off! Size isn't everything, you know!' From the rock on the left, which seems to have its mouth open.
I have had nothing stronger than tea so far today...
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:14 PM

Wonderful composition. "Himalayan" is not too far-fetched.
Regards
Bill

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:14 PM

Well processed to find the mountain. Like the split stone. It reminds me of a frog with a feather on it's head.

MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9223 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:36 PM

Well done with the processing. Like the composition too.
Malcolm

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54859 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:43 PM

The (presumably) yellow lichen on the fg boulder transforms perfectly to b&w, Dougie, adding a tonal contrast to add extra lift to the image.
Perhaps my imagination is running a bit wild, but the furthest rock looks like the head of a giant frog or toad...

Malc

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 3:18 PM

Good mono Dougie, thought that winter had arrived Wink
Ron

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 3:19 PM

Nice tones Dougie.
I am sure it would be splendid in colour,
but it does translate to the tones very well !!
Mick.

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 3:25 PM


Quote: the furthest rock looks like the head of a giant frog or toad...

Agreed, Malc. And one that's suffering from clinical depression.

maggietear
2 Feb 2014 - 4:26 PM

Wish I was there; the sun is shining today but no prospect of snow at all in London! A beautiful Dougie!

Maggie

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:50 PM

A very strong composition Dougie leading the eye and giving the image depth. Works extremely well in B&W.
Derek

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:53 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured landscape image with spectacular light and incredible depth "Superb Dougie"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5985 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:03 PM

Great shot !!......love the ethereal quality of the distant hills !!!

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:20 PM

Love everything about this one.

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:46 PM

Good processing here Dougie.
R.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:22 PM

what a cracker to have hidden away on your hard drive dougie brilliant detail wonderful tones and textures a stunner nice one Wink
andy

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2014 - 4:41 PM

It looks cold. Which it probably was.
Lots of detail in those rocks, nice layer of mist at the back.
Brrrrr.... cracking image of a cracking cold scene. Smile
Johanna

IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10740 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2014 - 9:36 PM

The faintness of the distant hills adds great depth and dimension to the scene, supplementing a fine study of classic Scottish geology.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 1:14 PM

Lovely composition Dougie. Love the mist around those moutntains.
Rende

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
5 Feb 2014 - 1:49 PM

Lovely view and can almost feel the cold. Moira

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 3:29 PM

Lovely and like the mono
sure glad most have already commented as....
Dougie, that set of 'rocks' is smiling at you...
go on look again! fancy putting a tree out of the top!!
Lillian
well I have not been feeling too good
is that enough of a excuse?

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 4:44 PM

It does look like a giant frog! I'd have never noticed... Love the composition and the mountains through the mist. I can't imagine this in colour as the mono works so well.

janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 6:58 AM

A wonderful mono image Dougie, I like it a lot Smile
Jan

viscostatic
9 Feb 2014 - 9:54 AM

Great composition Dougie.

Phil.

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