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exclusive 13 579 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 6:38PM
nice enough photo. i think that thhere is a lot of the photo which is blown out. hightlights.

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ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 6:39PM
a really nice B&W Helen, I like the textures in the trees and the diagonal from the fence. It's a very appealing image,
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
19 Oct 2007 6:55PM
I like the grainy high contrast to this really adds to the shot and well framed
19 Oct 2007 7:03PM
Beautiful image great detail well presented
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
19 Oct 2007 7:11PM
Like the grainy effect in this one Helen,it works very well.The strong sunlight has blown the sky a wee bit but its still a good one.
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
19 Oct 2007 7:19PM
You have recorded some great tones.

rictac2 13 150 England
19 Oct 2007 7:19PM
I like the treatment, emphasises the leaves and textures. As others have mentioned you are getting light wrap on some of the leaves from the bright sky.
I feel the title and especially the font distract my attention from the image, but clicking for the image Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 7:25PM
Really nice composition, with the fence, line of trees and the horizontal shadows. Good conversion, too.
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 8:06PM
A nice enough image .but you have lost it in the sky, this would be better as an autumn colour shot.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 8:12PM
I agree with comments about the sky. It was taken in very bright sunlight. In the coloured version the eye is distracted by the colours on the leaves, but it is so much more obvious here. I tried a crop from the left which left the foreground tree central which was not really what I wanted
Thanks Richard for your comment about the title and font. Again I have not really explored that in the past. Its good to know when its a distraction.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Oct 2007 8:25PM
I agree with dven you have picked the wrong one for your first B & W.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 8:35PM
Have decided to add the photo I started with.
Maybe I should have seen at the outset that the sky was not going to work well, but its been a good learning experience
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
19 Oct 2007 9:03PM
Lovely shot. like the grainy effect.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2007 9:03PM
I love the mono version Helen..I agree about the sky but I still like the effect you have achieved. I am a grandma already but still lie out on the grass taking photos in the damp..isn't it strange how we all seem to feel the same as we did when we were 16! I notice the difference when I have to get up off the grass though! Congratulations on your coming is all so exciting.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
19 Oct 2007 9:07PM
thanks so much for dipping into my PF, and one of my favourit images has at last hit an RC (never thought it would get there!)

I'm not bothered about the sky in this being white as, the hi contrast style of the image, which is already full to brimming with detail, could hardly have taken any more info, this is a good strong graphic image as is, and I wouldn't change a bit of it.
proz 13 205 United States
19 Oct 2007 9:22PM
I think your mono conversion saved the day for you. Well done
Possum 11 148 England
19 Oct 2007 9:29PM
I've lost a lot of shots recently due to strong sunlight, but I think this one fares well despite that because the mono works so well and gives it a high key feel.
Nettles 11 England
19 Oct 2007 9:31PM
Super composition and a nice conversion, particularly like the grainy effect.
19 Oct 2007 9:34PM
Love what you are producing at the moment.
imagio 11 12 1 England
19 Oct 2007 9:48PM
I prefer this one Helen

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Oct 2007 10:03PM
I like the right half of the image. The blown out sky detracts from the left, but over all a decent conversion. There is drama in those tones.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Oct 2007 10:25PM
Looks like an old postcard; well done.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
19 Oct 2007 11:27PM
Great image. Love the conversion to mono.
20 Oct 2007 1:49AM
Lovely image
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Oct 2007 6:22AM
Agree with Possum.It has more a high key look to it here.It would be more prominent(as a high key image) had you made the border black and the background white.A switch round to what you have here.As for a mono image.It is a bit grainy,but in the trees,you have a pure white tone and a pure black tone.There are various tones of grey in between.In my book,that makes for a good mono image.So,once again Helen,Nice One.
ann_g 14 19 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 8:18AM
A most beautiful effect

Ann Smile
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 11:05AM
Terrific. Lovely effect.

Mikelane 10 1 Wales
20 Oct 2007 1:13PM
Great capture .Works well in mono .Well capt
waytez 10 England
20 Oct 2007 4:13PM
Hi Helen, I had my first venture into B/W today too. This one is really nice, has a great feel. Nice one. Wayne
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Oct 2007 6:21PM
Good choice for a mono, Helen Smile

The whites in the sky look too burnt out, though.

imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 7:02PM
really good work , looks good in b/w
20 Oct 2007 7:27PM
Love it , works very well in B/W.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2007 6:04AM
this is so lovely SmileSmile
alwolf 10 341 3 England
21 Oct 2007 9:14AM
Great Black & White image
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
21 Oct 2007 9:14AM
Definitely looks better in B&W, almost looks like an infra-red conversion.
Nice work
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
22 Oct 2007 1:10AM
I like this version much better than the colour. I too have had trouble with washed out sky in some pictures, including the windmill that you commented on most recently. To get some life in the sky I had to play with brightness and contrast, and still ended up with the dark areas being darker than I wanted.

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