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...towards the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Four Cormorants sit drying in the wind, remarkably still in this 30 second exposure with the Lee 10x stopper filter.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon ef 17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Across the Clyde...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Sep 2011 - 5:39 AM
Tags:Ayrshire & Arran, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Strathclyde
Votes:41

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timjnngs
timjnngs  8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 - 5:55 AM

A very nice B+W image.

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 7:25 AM

Angry conditions Dougie love the mono rendition. Ron.

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
5 Sep 2011 - 7:58 AM

Moody, atmospheric shot, and well suited to mono. Moira

pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 8:12 AM

Moody stuff Dougie!

Rgds
Paul

bill33
bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 8:25 AM

A very atmospheric photograph Dougie, the mono brings out the type of weather which is typical of Scotland.I love your chosen low viewpoint here and great effect with the long exposure, beautifully done, Bill. ps Thanks for the suggestion with my previous upload, I have tried the crop on the image and kind of like the result, I appreciate your input and advice, many thanks again, Bill.

Baz72
Baz72  630 forum posts Scotland
5 Sep 2011 - 9:04 AM

Nice shot Dougie...love the effect on the sky with the ten stop !
Brain

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1266 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 9:06 AM

I didn't spot the cormorants at first, but now I've seen them they seem to dominate the composition, the clouds and rock lines converging on them. Quite extraordinary.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 9:17 AM

The angles of cloud and rocky promontory draw the eye into and through the picture. Superb composition, Dougie.
Regards
Bill

Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
5 Sep 2011 - 9:32 AM

A beautiful mono Dougie, and fabulous sky Smile

Mari

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 9:38 AM

mono works so well with this image

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 11:13 AM

I think Bill haas summarised well what I would say, Dougie: I agree with him completely.
Ronnie.

PaulHolloway
5 Sep 2011 - 11:14 AM

Good use of mono to create a moody atmosphere, Dougie.

fraser
fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 1:24 PM

Great mono image Dougie. Didn't know you had one of those 10-stop toys.

Fraser

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 2:24 PM

The mono is brilliant here; I can feel the cold wind coming off the sea!
Ann

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 4:54 PM

I'm a mono fan so do love this Dougie. Very good image............Sandy

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 5:22 PM

Cracking shot !....nice to see a mono in your repetoire .....& this one's top notch with lots of drama in that sky.....1st class, as always !!!!!

wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 - 7:28 PM

Excellent big stopper work Dougie, love the drama and mood here, nice one!

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 7:57 PM

Perfect use of the 10 stopper Dougie. Mono was undoubtedly the way to go with this as well.
Derek

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Sep 2011 - 7:58 PM

I have almost stopped using filters nowadays, to lazy for it. So it is great to see how they should be used

Peter

Last Modified By jaktis at 5 Sep 2011 - 7:59 PM
danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2011 - 8:23 PM

Tremendous use of photographic skills My friend.

viscostatic
5 Sep 2011 - 8:38 PM

Beautiful tones Dougie. I used to love doing mono prints back in the '70s and I still enjoy looking at quality mono images.

Phil.

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