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Buttermere Brook

By Nick_w      
Once again a big thanks for the awards, comments and votes on the last image.

I've re-kindled my love of landscapes and mono's, and for straight photography I think for the foreseeable future I will continue just creating landscapes in Black and White.

For my creative images that's another matter.

Tags: Landscape Lake district Black and white Buttermere

Voters: Saastad, rambler, Robert51 and 34 more

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RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 10:37PM
Powerfully pastoral
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 10:40PM
I know the brook well Nick. Mono works really well here
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
16 Sep 2020 12:00AM
Well, great start, this is lovely.
gpimages Plus
11 69 2 England
16 Sep 2020 7:51AM
This really works in black and white. An excellent image Nick. As a black and white fan myself, I'll look out for more of your images.
Graham Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
16 Sep 2020 8:18AM
I find b&w landscapes very challenging. More than other genres, perhaps, it's all about the light and shadow and the tonal range. For every keeper, many, many are rejected. But when you find the right conditions, it gives great here.
Good to see you expanding your pf in other directions, Nick, although your creativity is always a pleasure to view.Smile
clicknimagine Plus
11 888 105 India
16 Sep 2020 11:36AM
Wonderfully processed...
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
16 Sep 2020 12:19PM
Very well converted in what looks like difficult light conditions Nick.
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 1:31PM
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
16 Sep 2020 3:08PM
Lots to recommend in this mono Nick !! my award.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
16 Sep 2020 6:04PM
I want to like this Nick, and a large part of me does as it's a fine comp. However, have you put an 'Orton' type diffused effect to it and then selectively deleted it in some areas to reveal more detail? It almost feels like two different processes brought together - particularly around the upper foliage which feels much more 'Ortonised' and softter compared to the harder fg detail. It also feels much less contrasty in the upper half too.

It sort of plays with my eyes a little and I find it slightly at odds with itself ... I'll come back to it again later and have another look.
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
16 Sep 2020 8:00PM
You are correct Paul, it does have an Orton layer, tho not deleted as such, just applied to extreme highlights. I donít mention in the description these days what I’m trying to achieve, but this was an experiment, and one I will continue with until I’m happy with my ‘formula’.
I’ím looking to give some of my images a softer feel as when I look back at my PF everything is razor sharp front to back, and whilst I like that most of the time, sometimes a bit of variety can be good.
I spent all last night on YouTube looking at ideas how I can achieve the look Iím after - tho to be fair I think it is better suited to other genres 😉

Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
16 Sep 2020 8:01PM
Thanks everyone, thanks for the user awards and wonderful comments.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
16 Sep 2020 8:25PM
I know exactly where youíre coming from mate, I have a few from Padley on Sunday with a very subtle Ortonesque treatment applied and they do look sweet. That said, Iím not sure if theyíll ever see the light of day ... I havenít got the confidence in them ... that may change though 🤔

The one thing I found with an Ortonesque effect is that the contrast becomes lessened and I think that is what Ďjarsí with me a little, maybe a tweak on the shadows would sit this effected area back a touch and blend them together better ... but thatís only a suggestion and one Iím happy for you to tell me to Ďgo awayí if you wish 👍🏻🤣

Good luck though with developing your own way mate, we need a catch up sometime 👍🏻
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
16 Sep 2020 8:55PM

Quote:I think for the foreseeable future I will continue just creating landscapes in Black and White

Sounds good to me Smile
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
16 Sep 2020 10:09PM
Cheers everyone. Yes will be good to catch up Paul 😃
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
17 Sep 2020 4:06AM
Cheers everyone. Yes will be good to catch up Paul 😃

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