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Balnakiel Beach at the very northern tip of Scotland.
A toned conversion of an image I uploaded a few weeks ago. I much prefer this version, it seems to emphasise the drama in the sky and the movement in the grasses.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:16-35mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sutherland
Username:simon butterworth simon butterworth
Uploaded:25 Sep 2007 - 7:32 PM
Tags:Balnakiel, Black & white, Scotland, Sea, Sutherland
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2007 - 8:32 PM

A beautiful mono Simon.
Tom.

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graeme34
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:33 PM

Stunning mono, great dark tones in the sky

Graeme

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proz
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:37 PM

stunning shot

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martin.w
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:38 PM

An excellent coversion, full of mood.

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sut68
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:47 PM

No brainer this one Simon, fabulous light, great sky and the perfect conversion to boot.

Paul

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25 Sep 2007 - 8:50 PM

Lovely Simon.

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Cole
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:52 PM

very nice shot
great sky

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TattySnapper
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:55 PM

Brilliant mono.

Simon

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PatrickSmith
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25 Sep 2007 - 8:56 PM

I think I like this one better too. Just more drama overall.

Patrick

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25 Sep 2007 - 8:58 PM

excellent mono
well done
mark

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Kris_Dutson
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:06 PM

Teriffic conversion.

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chris-p
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:06 PM

Excellent conversion...

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Steveman
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:07 PM

This is a fine mono - superb tones throughout. Stephen.

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GillyB
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:08 PM

Superb conversion...excellent tones and composition!

gill

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Briwooly
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:29 PM

A real stunning Mono full of Drama

Brian......................................

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NeilM
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:30 PM

stunning conversion Simon.

Neil

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MarkT
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25 Sep 2007 - 9:30 PM

Moody stuff.

Mark.

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scott_jessuk
25 Sep 2007 - 9:35 PM

This is one phenomenal image Simon, this and your previous mono image have been stunning, a pleasure to view.

Scott

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25 Sep 2007 - 9:59 PM

Fantastic tone - nice and dark!!

Well done on the RC
Mike

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25 Sep 2007 - 10:01 PM

A fantastic piece pf photography.....

Steve

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uggyy
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25 Sep 2007 - 10:20 PM

Very impressive image, drama and so well suited to BW.

Tommy

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steve allsopp
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25 Sep 2007 - 11:06 PM

very dramatic and very well converted to b+w
cheers

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JohnParminter
25 Sep 2007 - 11:07 PM

I nearly overlooked this Simon partly 'cos it's a mono, I'm not that keen unless they have impact. When I looked and went large then I realised it's dramatic, has atmosphere and is expansive. The light is beautiful.
John

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jken
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:01 AM

Cracking mono.

john

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david deveson
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:06 AM

Superb strong image and oh so wonderful in B&W
David

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thewaiter
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:21 AM

dark and moody, like the B+W conversion

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Scottishlandscapes
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:39 AM

Great monochrome image with the fantastic grasses in the FG a perfect foil for the drama of the sky.

You're teetering on the edge of disaster with the sky in parts, just stopping before the PS shows, but I think you have achieved the ultimate on this one.

All the very best my friend,
Dougie

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riprap007
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:45 AM

very dramatic, perhaps a little too contrasty for my tastes, the sky and BG hills in particular, it is very effective though.

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keith_yorkie
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26 Sep 2007 - 10:06 AM

Nice one Simon....

Keith....

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Consulo
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26 Sep 2007 - 10:50 AM

I haven't been up to Sutherland for a year or two now, and this makes me ache to go back, Simon.

Probably one of my favourite parts of the world.

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Bogwoppett
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26 Sep 2007 - 2:57 PM

wonderful image, it seems so full of drama!!

steve

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26 Sep 2007 - 3:15 PM

Certainly full of drama Simon.


Chris

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dp
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26 Sep 2007 - 4:53 PM

Prefer this one. The sky on the left looks almost burnt to nothing on this monitor but I am using a laptop at the moment and its very bright. If the print looks good (which I am sure it does) then it looks fine to me.

Dave

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26 Sep 2007 - 5:56 PM

Fantastic foreground and composition, sky a little too heavy top left for me but I'd still love this to be mine! Definitely more dramatic as a monochromatic photograph,

Ian.

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Adrian_Reynolds
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26 Sep 2007 - 8:02 PM

This reminds me of a beach here in Shetland Simon, black and white was a great choice for this scene, the large version really shows off the detail, fine image, Adrian

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27 Sep 2007 - 11:58 PM

Perfect B&W subject matter Simon.

Nigel

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CathyI
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1 Oct 2007 - 11:49 AM

The colour version was lovely, but the B&W certainly gives it greater drama!

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3 Oct 2007 - 1:09 PM

Stunning shot! Very dramatic!

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2 Nov 2007 - 7:16 AM

Fabulous mono image.
Jon

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thorn
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7 Nov 2007 - 7:42 PM

Hi Simon,
Class b/w work,to me this one is just perfection!Take care,AnnSmile

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