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Boat house and early morning mist.

By AnnJ
I was SO grateful for all your support and constructive comments re my entry to our Camera Club's monochrome competition. You were all SO RIGHT but I needed to hear it! You can't always patch up an OK picture to make it good, so I went for this shot as one of 2 entries.. hope you think it is better?! Will upload the other in a few days time then hope to stop thinking about mono for a long time!! Ann.

Tags: Landscape Scotland General Water Forests Lochs Black and white

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Bzox 4 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
11 Jan 2013 8:39PM
Excellent BW image, so peaceful.

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Dinky65 3 1 United States
11 Jan 2013 8:48PM
This is a very nice picture. The compassion is great and love the mist on the water. The back ground is so clear. It is like the perfect shot. I just want to set on the porch with hot coco & fish.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:55PM
Lovely as your baby image was , this is better.
Good composition and lovely reflections.
Just check in levels that non of the whites are burned out.
If you go into levels in Elements or Photoshop,hold down the alt key and check the slider at right hand side
to check how much white is on your screen. A little bit is expected and a little black at left hand side so that you have a full tonal range.
Too much white, you'll need to burn in or tone down somehow!
Too much black and the judge will be looking for detail in the shadows.
Sorry if you know all this already. Our club is really keen on mono but I'm not one of the best
so check out other opinions.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Jan 2013 9:08PM
Very nicely composed shot and quite perfect as it is to my eye: a beautiful image in every aspect.
Alda Plus
4 70 30 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 9:50PM
Absolutely beautiful GrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 9:55PM
I think this is a 'safer' image for a competition Ann. The composition is good and the atmosphere good with the mist. I'm not an expert on b&w but the tones and detail look good to me. I know you'll have an emotional attachment to your grandchild's hand - but I'd go with this one..... Smile Good luck!
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
11 Jan 2013 10:02PM
Thanks for all the most encouraging comments so far. I meant to point out the time at which I took this photo and wonder if any of you noticed I was in situ at 4:24 AM !!!! Ann. ( I must be mad!!)
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 5:17AM
This is a lovely photo with good atmosphere Ann !! Great composition too !
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
12 Jan 2013 8:07AM
You haven't said whether it is a print or projected image competition. The tonal range and composition here looks fine for a print but I find with a monochrome projected image you need to decrease brightness by around 20% to avoid the highlights being burnt out.

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 8:19AM
Beautifully captured Ann
Mototaur 3 31 England
12 Jan 2013 8:22AM
Pretty mono scene Smile Smile Smile
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 11:40AM
It is for a print Albert (Fentiger) so I hope the whites are OK . I spent a lot of last minute time on trying to tone that down, ending at 2:0am yesterday as I had to hand the prints in later that day! I really do not have much experience in digiatl b/w so am very grateful for all the advice I have been given by other ephotozine members. Ann.
lovely photo love the mist on the water like it in mono. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Jan 2013 4:53PM
A very nice mono shot Ann, I like the composition well balanced, the mistiness adds to the charm of this splendid photo, reminds me of my fishing days lovely shot, regards Leon, sure the printers will tone the whites if you ask.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 4:58PM

Quote:A very nice mono shot Ann, I like the composition well balanced, the mistiness adds to the charm of this splendid photo, reminds me of my fishing days lovely shot, regards Leon, sure the printers will tone the whites if you ask.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

I AM the printer Leon, so it has to be up to me I am afraid!! Thanks for the kind comments. Ann.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 5:22PM
Great mono, the reflections and mist make the image(imho)Smile

nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
12 Jan 2013 10:35PM
A wonderful black and white, I love the reflections and the mist on the water!
13 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Cracking mono shot.
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 9:50PM
Some of you might have watched Winter Watch tonight on BBC and if you did you would have seen this boat house. It is at Aigas where they are presently filming for the winter series. I was so excited to see the pine martens and beavers that I had seenfrom the hides beside the loch. It is a truly magical place and I was so privileged to have spent a week there taking photographs. Ann.
avacreates 5 448 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 4:41PM
I don't know why you would want to stop thinking about mono photography when this is just superb Grin
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 4:17PM
After reading all your sound advice and comments, I entered this image plus V2 ie the B/W version of my image "Preening gannet" into my local camera club mono competition. We heard the results on Tuesday evening and much to my suprise and excitement I won!! This image got 18/20 and the gannet 20/20 !! Am so chuffed but relied heavily on so many of you to help me. Thank you very much! Ann.

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