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Blackrock Cottage

By Sue_R  
Decided to try a mono version of this image and not sure which I prefer now.

And for those of you who asked if I've ever stayed at the cottage or even been inside it, the answer is no. It is rented out, but I don't think I'd want to stay there with all the togs stopping by to take photos of it Smile

Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to vote and comment on my recent uploads. It really is much appreciated.

PS. Beginning to feel human again at last, but still got the cough and feeling really tired. So much for having a flu jab at the back end of last year! Smile

Tags: Scotland Buachaille etive mor Glen coe Mountains Highlands Black and white Blackrock cottage Landscape and travel

Voters: NDODS, NaturesHaven, ronevo and 44 more

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:58AM
The mono conversion adds a rather romanticised feeling to the scene.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ronevo 11 England
15 Jan 2013 9:04AM
Beautiful, excellent composition
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 10:07AM
This is stunning - a definite improvement on the colour version although I normally do prefer colour !!
CHRISB911 12 54 1
15 Jan 2013 10:10AM
excellent Sue
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 10:22AM
The contrast range is good and so it does work well in B and W but it's definitely the colour version for me, Sue.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jan 2013 12:23PM
Makes a wonderful mono.......Sandy
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 12:41PM
makes a great mono
must admit I love it without that rock
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 1:27PM
It does work well in mono but as a colour fanatic, guess I do prefer that version.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 Jan 2013 2:07PM
Good mono conversion here Sue.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Jan 2013 3:32PM
It certainly does work well in mono, Sue, but agree with Ronnie, and it's definitely the colour version for me Wink
Trev Smile
15 Jan 2013 5:39PM
Superb in mono Sue, so much more depth and detail. And just to prove how much I like it, have my award Smile

John WinkX
dudler Plus
14 706 1354 England
15 Jan 2013 6:06PM
Plus side is that this is an exceptionally good shot of the cottage. A lot of interesting elements coming together, like the alignment of the roof, the shadow line, the clouds...

On the minus side, it woudl really give you an edge for early morning/late evening shots to stay there!

Personally, I always feel in two minds about this sort of shot, in well-known locations. So hard to do something new and good (though you've done that in this shot), and so close to intrusion.

I think (if I did more landscape than I do) that I'd want to explore less-visited areas, and perhaps make something of the local area (tricky one, in Walsall... They even demolished our power station and cooling towers. Just the M6 left, really...)
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Jan 2013 6:52PM
I like it in mono,but I am going to be honest with you that the one I liked was the colour close up,my oppinion ,maybee every one else will dissagree.SmileSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:49PM
Nice mono.................... but the colour is lovely!
Very good work once again Sue
Well done

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:43PM
Very nice Mono conversion Sue. Like you I am decided as to which version I prefer.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Jan 2013 1:31PM
A true winner Sue.

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