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marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:01AM
Very nicely done.

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senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
21 Jun 2012 7:24AM
effectively converted, .. BW version sounds pretty more striking
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:31AM
brilliant detail and tones derek cracking light a belter nice one Wink
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:33AM
a very powerful mono , great work
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
21 Jun 2012 8:46AM
A lot stronger image in mono, Derek, oozes drama.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 8:48AM
I know this place very well, all to often one of my golf balls would end up close by. An extremely good mono photograph full detail and great light.

Regards Nathan
Every bit as good as I expected from this image Derek, excellent processing adding the drama of monochrome when done properly.

Anna_W 5 1 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 2:21PM
I really liked the colour version but now I've seen the mono conversion I'd struggle to choose between the two Smile This has so much drama and atmosphere and the detail and light are superb. A cracking image Derek.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 2:56PM
I really like the mono version Derek - it's so full of drama, as mentioned above!
21 Jun 2012 6:32PM
I thought it would convert well and it looks great, Derek.
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 8:12PM

The mausoleum looks very it?

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 9:01PM
Thanks everyone for an enthusiastic response. I have to confess to being very pleased with this shot not because I thinks it is one of my best but rather it was the result of a combination of conditions that I had planned and waited some time for . I always saw it as a mono but ideally to get the image I had seen in my mind I needed a combination of sun and cloud preferably on a windy day to achieve the movement in the sky without the need for a very long exposure. This location has a major restriction to photography in the form of a 10ft high security fence around the perimeter (about 30ft away from the Mausoleum) so the only clear view is through the bars. Even with my wide angle lens I was closer than I would have liked. I understand the need to keep the vandals away in what is a very secluded spot, after all it was the vandals who nearly destroyed this magnificent building but ...the fence is so ugly and completely ruins the place IMO. I have uploaded a shot taken which shows the enclosure so you can see what I am talking about.

And yes Gareth I believe there are strong masonic associations. There are symbols on every elevation.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 9:26PM
The two images have merits on their own Derek
like them both so much
Baden 5 156 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 9:38AM
Great shot Derek! I love the processing and the mono suits it so well, great movement in the clouds which all adds to the image. It is nice to see the variant as this shows the work and trouble in getting the image you wanted, top skills and excellent work! Have my UA Smile
VivienO 7 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 10:51PM
Dramatic image Derek. Love the contrasting textures and the way the clouds echo the angular lines of the mausoleum, leading the eye up to the sky. Perfect in mono.
ChrisOs Plus
12 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 5:41PM
Nice one, veery ddramatic.
Audran 7 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 8:21PM
Fantastic image

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