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Along the theme of the rest of this week for me, another Black and White photo.

This is also one I have put up in colour before. I just wanted to add this one in BW as an experiment to see how people felt about it.

Also been working on some new ones I will be putting up soon all going well Smile

I converted in PS, using channels and worked the curves a little. Also burned the sky in certain parts and added a bit of a gradient to the picture to give the sky more punch.

As usual comment and crits welcome.

Best looked at LARGE…

All the best, Tommy.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18-70
Recording media:ISO 200 f8
Title:Cool Blue II
Username:uggyy uggyy
Uploaded:26 Jul 2006 - 3:01 PM
Tags:Black & white, Clouds, Digitally manipulated, Highlands, Ice, Landscape / travel, Loch, Lochan na hachlaise, Scotland, Winter
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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:05 PM

This composition really works well, as does the burned in sky. Smile

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BenF
BenF  9 United States
26 Jul 2006 - 3:05 PM

Interesting choice of title for this amazing B&W landscape. Well done.

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:07 PM

Nice capture and conversion!

Dave

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:08 PM

Really good job you have done on this conversion.Love the tones and the water effect is beautiful.
Tom.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:13 PM

It looks so different and much more dramatic in mono! Super work.

Jeanie

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:15 PM

Beautiful picture. Composition and details are spot on.

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
26 Jul 2006 - 3:22 PM

Good conversion..

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:29 PM

Excellent use of the close foreground interest of the rock, great exploitation of the portrait format to bring in the full upwards sweep of the cloud.

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 3:45 PM

Cracking shot,fabulous comp and tones.
Andrew.

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DonShows
DonShows  7
26 Jul 2006 - 4:56 PM

Excellent comp and converstion. Wonderful photograph.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 5:32 PM

I don't know. I leave work, drive home, water the garden, pour a glass of very cold and very dry sherry, and in the meantime you've uploaded a crackin' good BW landscape and got an HC to boot.

Your timing is awful mate.

Nice one. Dave.

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 5:58 PM

Hi Hi peeps, thanks for all your comments and crits...

Im never sure how a BW photo will be taken, I liked this conversation though and am happy to get a HC with it also Smile (thanks Pete)

Dave,

I allways time things to the worst Smile sorry...

Tommy

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 6:02 PM

Great use of perspective, Tommy, with real punch in the B&W. Unusual to see this location other than in colour, but it certainly works!
Jim

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silverwolf
silverwolf  12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 - 6:19 PM

Awesome b/w image.

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
26 Jul 2006 - 7:08 PM

stunning work, Tommy!

Congrats on well deserved HC.

Jouko

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jules41
jules41  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 - 7:47 PM

Excellent capture and superbly done in b&w
julie

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Consulo
Consulo e2 Member 9762 forum postsConsulo vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 8:10 PM

Superb composition - well deserved HC. Smile

Michael.

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debster
debster  10693 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 9:37 PM

Congratulations on a very well deserved HC - an excellent B&W conversion.

Debbie

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 9:38 PM

Looks really good in b&w, the image as whole works well
Sean

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 9:43 PM

For landscapes (inc portrait ones!), I'm not a big fan of B&W. However, this is a notable exception. You have retained the magic of the colour version here.

Nigel

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Robsterios
26 Jul 2006 - 11:13 PM

Fantastic composition and detail. awesome in B&W. Rob.

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
27 Jul 2006 - 1:46 AM

Tommy this is perfect in every sense!! well done!

stay well
tonymarq

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Keelo
Keelo  10 Australia
27 Jul 2006 - 6:27 AM

An absolute belter Tommy, beautiful tones and composition, Love the f/g.

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roverfoxy9
roverfoxy9  10278 forum posts Spain
27 Jul 2006 - 8:02 AM

Amazing - well done.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2006 - 8:32 AM

An absolute stunner, and for once a shot that actually deserved a HC....

Cracking composition and the toning works very well and the PS work is spot-on. Cracking shot matey.



CLIX

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2006 - 3:04 PM

awesome ..concrads on the HC!

ollie

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2006 - 3:23 PM

Tanx peeps Smile

Im amazed this one got as much interest..

Tommy

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vanmarcar
vanmarcar  8
27 Jul 2006 - 6:11 PM

well done, realy nice work...

Jovan

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andystark  8 Scotland
27 Jul 2006 - 7:06 PM

Well deserved HC Tommy.
AndyS

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shannron
shannron  897 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jul 2006 - 2:58 PM

Yeh tommy its great x

super tommy super tommy

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 10:11 AM

All been said Tommy,Outstanding.Congratulations on you HC award,well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile

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toonblade
toonblade  927 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 - 3:14 PM

Fantastic. I love the tones, and as above, great composition!
Neil

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viscostatic
28 Aug 2006 - 12:43 PM

The rock in the foreground makes a great focal point and mimics the shape of the mountain in the distance. Clouds also provide a dramatic backdrop.

Phil.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 6:55 PM

An amazing image impact galore. One of the alltime favorite locations, ( WITH THAT TREE). You have managed something totally new, superb foreground matched with the sky and backdrop. Ron.

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digital_boi
22 Oct 2006 - 1:11 PM

Great Black and white shot ....well framed good impact for sure

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KingArthur
25 Oct 2006 - 10:15 AM

Superb B&W image, crisp and punchy. Good eye too.

Joe

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2006 - 4:04 PM

Grand b/w from one of my favourite haunts on the Glencoe Road. Nice crisp detailed contrasty image with loads of tones as well as punch.

All the very best
Dougie

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2008 - 9:01 AM

Better than the colour version, imo!
Cheers
Bill

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