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...I always meant to post this as monochrome, so here it is.

This is the colour version HERE http://www.ephotozine.com/user/scottishlandscapes-23846/gallery/photo/the-day-th...

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 24-70mm f/ 2.8 L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Day the rain came...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:18 Dec 2013 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Caithness, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland, Tongue
Votes:Voting Disabled

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom113 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:05 PM

Dramatic and stunning Dougie…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

DorisD
DorisD  1 England
18 Dec 2013 - 6:14 PM

In a word---Excellent.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:26 PM

yes!!! mono works so well

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:42 PM

That sure is a cracker, Dougie. Had a look at the colour version and I can't decide on a preference. Maybe the B&W...or the colour...no, the B&W... I mean colour...or...oh bugger it, have an Award!

Alan

Gary_Macleod
18 Dec 2013 - 7:01 PM

can't not love can ITongue

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:03 PM


Quote: Dramatic and stunning Dougie…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

I totally agree!!

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:07 PM

A wee beauty. Top notch Dougie.

AnneWorner
18 Dec 2013 - 7:10 PM

The mono seems to enhance the feeling of an impending storm. A finely converted image.

Anne

kenwil
kenwil  4230 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 - 7:17 PM

very dramatic landscape very well captured. all the best kenwil

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:19 PM

I recognised this and hunted back. My comment on the original colour upload included

Quote: Looking at the power and weight of that cloud rushing in malevolently, it's easy to understand how the ancients saw gods in the elements. There's a strong character in that cloud and he's not friendly today.

And the colour looks positively benign by comparison!
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:41 PM

The cloud scythes through the sky more dramatically in mono, Dougie.
Maybe a similar sight gave Burns that wonderful description - among my favourite lines in all poetry - of

"............................our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
"

Regards
Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:43 PM

Took me back to the old days in the darkroom when you dodged and burned images copied and redeveloped and sometimes toned.
I used to have brown fingernails as a lad in photography, and the soles of your shoes were always slippery when it rained, no problems now when you sit in front of a computer screen.

Thanks to all and in particular to Alan for his User Award

Dougie

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5992 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:47 PM

Beautiful !!........lovely tonal range & foreboding mood !!

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Dec 2013 - 8:03 PM

Much more powerful in mono, a really strong composition

Peter

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 8:16 PM

A wonderfully dramatic sky that works so well in mono.
Cliff

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21122 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 8:18 PM

Really superb, amazing sky, cannot decide between mono and colour.
Nigel

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 8:44 PM

mono for me dougie a stunner Wink
andy

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 10:00 PM

Dramatic and dark Dougie A very Merry Christmas to you and Happy Hogmany !!!
Ron

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 11:35 PM

Had a quick shufty at the colour Dougie,
and surprised myself that I prefer the mono !!
Mick.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 12:22 AM

A super stunning mono.

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 6:21 AM

The sky gets Centre stage and rightly so Dougie. Mono really brings out the definition of the clouds. Its a superb image that really conveys a sense of grandeur. A truly classic landscape which gets my award today.
Derek

Last Modified By derekhansen at 19 Dec 2013 - 6:22 AM
janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 - 6:59 AM

Wonderful and dramatic sky Dougie, I do love mono Smile
Jan

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 7:02 AM

Derek you have made my day and it's only 7am.
Many Thanks your user award is most welcome, I do like this image and was amazed at the time how dramatic that sky was.

Dougie

termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 - 7:13 AM

Wow, what sky, stunning image

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 7:26 AM

Many Thanks for your User Award Tony, thursday is getting better by the minute.

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 8:43 AM

Like the big sky and mood here Dougie, well worth the conversion
Regards Richard

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 3:08 PM

I liked the original, but I think this just caps it for me with the drama you've created Dougie. Just wonderful!

PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway Plus Member 8PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 3:45 PM

Wonderfully dramatic, Dougie.

IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10740 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 4:28 PM

This is fantastic, Dougie. For once, the superb Scottish landscape takes second place to a sublimely dramatic sky. But yet the distant, misted peaks remain a critical ingredient.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54869 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 5:34 PM

I haven't gone back to look at the colour version, Dougie. I know it cannot compete with the drama of this. I don't need to see this in colour.
I particularly like Bill's Burns connection - entirely appropriate.

Malc

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 10:17 PM

What a spectacular grand vista dramatically presented in mono making the most of that light. Expertly processed, Dougie and a standout image in every sense.
Alun

MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9223 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 10:24 PM

Superb, dramatic sky. Lovely mono - deserving of awards.
Regards
Malcolm

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 12:16 PM

Wonderful and very dramatic
lillian

viscostatic
21 Dec 2013 - 7:04 PM

Yes Dougie beautiful and dramatic. I remember the days, like you, when choosing the right grade of paper could make or break a mono photograph. Here you have judged the tones impeccably. A really excellent landscape image.

Phil.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 12:29 PM

The light is truly magical Dougie, and what a fantastic sky! Perfect in B&W.
Rende

silverbells
30 Dec 2013 - 4:55 PM

Fantastic drama to this sky and I can almost feel that rain approaching.
Erica

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 10:15 AM

Dark 'n moody - that's my Scotland, masterfully captured.
Johanna

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