Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Blackrock Cottage

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

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

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Dec 2012 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Title:Blackrock Cottage
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM
Tags:Black & white, Blackrock cottage, Buachaille etive mor, Glen coe, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Mountains, Scotland
Voters:NDODS · NaturesHaven · ronevo · MattB1987 · boov · Badgerfred · pmorgan · marktc · rontear · tezquirk · Hermanus · Take-a-View · Stace · CHRISB911 · RonnieAG · jennialexander · Greyheron · Big_Beavis · Daisymaye · barbarahirst · AnneWorner · sdb · EAS · Cliff1944 · TrevBatWCC · andylea · old timer · saltireblue · mauriceegan · Gary_Macleod · lifesnapper · dudler · BillyGoatGruff · IgorKo · netta1234 · cdm36 · Fefe · brownstonechip · SteveMoulding · martin.w · derekhansen · PaulHolloway · Pete · AnnJ · KBan · danbrann · Nick_w ·
Unique Views:70


NDODS Plus Member 44299 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:58 AM

The mono conversion adds a rather romanticised feeling to the scene.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

ronevo  8 England
15 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

Beautiful, excellent composition

Hermanus  3 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM

This is stunning - a definite improvement on the colour version although I normally do prefer colour !!

CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:10 AM

excellent Sue

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:22 AM

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 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Makes a wonderful mono.......Sandy

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

makes a great mono
must admit I love it without that rock

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

It does work well in mono but as a colour fanatic, guess I do prefer that version.


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Good mono conversion here Sue.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:32 PM

It certainly does work well in mono, Sue, but agree with Ronnie, and it's definitely the colour version for me Wink
Trev Smile

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

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 Critique Team 12273 forum postsdudler vcard England551 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:06 PM

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 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

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 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

Nice mono.................... but the colour is lovely!

brownstonechip Plus Member 7brownstonechip vcard
15 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Very good work once again Sue
Well done


derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

Very nice Mono conversion Sue. Like you I am decided as to which version I prefer.

Last Modified By derekhansen at 15 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM
danbrann Plus Member 10543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

A true winner Sue.

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.