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I like the colour version. But I just love the wet sheen on that right hand shovel in this one, and I think the drip comes across better in b&w.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Tanfield Railway 7 – Pure grit
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:6 Feb 2013 - 7:45 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Transport
Votes:81

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:15 AM

I too love the colour version, Moira, but it has converted to b&w very well. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 - 8:19 AM

Excellent !!!

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM

Nicely detailed well structured mono, great work.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:26 AM

A somewhat different image in black 'n white which gives greater emphasis to the wet sheen. It is a very fine mono image with a full range of tones and the more I look at it the more I prefer it to the colour version.

Albert

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:40 AM

I think the mono is much more in keeping with the subject Moira. - gary

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:40 AM

Though this one was yours agree that the water drip comes out more in the mono version
Regards Richard

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capto
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6 Feb 2013 - 8:47 AM

A very good conversion.

ivor

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:55 AM

Wow! I've been busy looking through the Gallery, this has taken off like a rocket! Thanks so much everyone, and particularly Albert for the UA which is a real surprise.
I started off preferring colour for the green tones, but this one is taking over for me.
Moira

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

Fantastic Moira B/W presentation is so good for the subject , the highlights on the fork and shovel are so good Smile Pure Grit (and coke)

Rod

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morpheus1955
6 Feb 2013 - 9:17 AM

Superb shot Moira, great textures and tones, I think i prefer this version, it some how seems grittier

Hugh

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leontari
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6 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

A great work Moira. I prefer this version. The mono works very well
Effrossini

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:25 AM


Quote: A somewhat different image in black 'n white which gives greater emphasis to the wet sheen. It is a very fine mono image with a full range of tones and the more I look at it the more I prefer it to the colour version.

Albert

my thoughts exactly, well done

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franken
franken Plus Member 123516 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:57 AM

I liked the colour version and I find the tones it this to be more satisfying Moira.

Ken

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JohnChambersPhotography

There is something about mono that some shots work well and some don't, this works well excellent detail with cracking tones, I liked the colour but for me mono is king today.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:03 AM

It's coal... it has to be black and white! Smile Definitely has a more oily sheen than the wet of the colour.

Dave

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:04 AM

Now you really have to wipe the coal dust off your computer screen Wink
Works well in B&W Moira; grittier.
Rende

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:21 AM

Of course this works better in b/w, the whole world was b/w in those days; apart from girls‘ knickers, which were navy blue.
Very punchy in this version.
Chris

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boov
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6 Feb 2013 - 10:25 AM

Grit,dirt and hard work = B/W simple...... Great shot

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:37 AM

Brings back memories of lighting fires and twisting newspapers into firelighters, and sadly clearing out the ashes the next morning before starting all over again.
Modern life has it's advantages, till the brown envelope thuds on the mat ahint the door.

Dougie

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lonely_oryx
6 Feb 2013 - 11:46 AM

I think mono gives the image more feeling

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:06 PM


Quote: the whole world was b/w in those days; apart from girls‘ knickers, which were navy blue.

A very dark navy blue as I recall...
Cheers everyone,
Moira

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barbarahirst
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6 Feb 2013 - 12:46 PM

yes ... this reallydoes work well
never seen such a fork though I must say

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Joline
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6 Feb 2013 - 12:52 PM

Yes, I like the color version. Somehow it reflects the hard work these tools have seen better than the mono. The tones of the mono are nice, but the tools are much less personal in this image.

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SUE118
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6 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

B and W for me as you can really see the grime.

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Daisymaye
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6 Feb 2013 - 1:26 PM

B/W. Love the sheen on all the tools. Super grit!........Sandy

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AnneWorner
6 Feb 2013 - 1:48 PM

I agree with everything you say in your commentary Moira - I don't like to make choices; both mono and colour have their merits. But I do like a well converted mono Wink

Anne

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 2:13 PM

I liked the colour one but this is even more effective with some lovely detail
Steve

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Sezz
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6 Feb 2013 - 2:28 PM

I too liked the colour version but this one is more appealing I think, for the reasons you mention in your description. It's an excellent conversion Moira!

Sarah *

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danbrann
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6 Feb 2013 - 2:58 PM

Has to be in mono........ on a wet day. One of your best.

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taggart
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6 Feb 2013 - 3:50 PM

Excellent conversion-- both please, however!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 4:55 PM

Looks good in colour....but looks even better in this gritty mono conversion, Moira Smile
Trev Smile

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Nikonuser1
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6 Feb 2013 - 5:45 PM

Great mono image, I to like the colour version but this works so very well in mono.SmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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lifesnapper
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6 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

Agree with you all the way on this one Moira.

John Smile

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Fefe
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6 Feb 2013 - 6:26 PM

I usually go for the colour.............. This time I prefer the mono, great detailGrin
Diane

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:45 PM

Somehow I missed the color version the first time around. Anyway -- I think this is the first time that I can't decide between your color and your B&W versions. I like them both tremendously.
You are correct about the drip -- it does show up nicely in the B&W.
-=\Walter

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RockArea
RockArea  8 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:10 PM

A wonderful composition with great contrast and loads of nutty slack. Love it!

David

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aniamoore
aniamoore  3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 10:07 PM

Off duty, Moira!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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UrbaneMagick
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6 Feb 2013 - 10:30 PM

Fantastic detail Moira, love this in mono!

GarethSmile

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:29 AM

I like the wet of the colour and as Dave says, the oily sheen of this gritty mono. They both work well and I like the title as well.

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AnnChown
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7 Feb 2013 - 8:03 AM

Definitely mono Moira - the grimy textures are super.
Ann

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:38 PM


Quote: I started off preferring colour for the green tones,
Moira

exactly why I still prefer the color version, in addition I think the bnw version has less depth

francesco

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Glostopcat
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17 Feb 2013 - 2:59 PM

An even stronger composition with much greater impact in b&w

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