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Dundee Bound - 2

By rhion
Well here is the (expected) B&W version of the waterfall on "Allt Bail a Mhuillinn".
For those who can't get enough of this cascade(!), there is yet one more version in the final throws of preparation here in Lancaster.
Thanks for looking (don't forget to view "large") and have a good BH weekend one and all!

Tags: Waterfall Ben lawers Landscape and travel

Voters: juldon, Kim Walton, davidhu and 21 more

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juldon 18 78 England
28 Apr 2006 10:27AM
I think the b&w shows the lighting on the water better. But cannot choose between the two to be honest.
Its a great shot in both b&w and colour.
Looking forward to number 3.......

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 10:28AM
Prefer the mono version, Richard. Great sense of movement and a nice brooding sky.
jeanie 17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 10:48AM
This one is definitely moodier. The capture of the water looks better here.

rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 10:56AM
Julie, David and Jeanie - glad you like this one, I suspect it's not going to be as popular.
Thank you for taking the time to comment, kind of you.
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2006 10:58AM
Hi richard,the b/w is even more dramatic and atmospheric than i thought it might be,great title,detail,stunning reflections and presentation.Simply exceptional composition!Take care.AnnSmile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Apr 2006 11:54AM
BnW is the winner 4 me .....brilliant moody athmospher!!!

xinia 16 54
28 Apr 2006 12:58PM
think I prefer this one Richard - the B+w seems to fit the mood better
28 Apr 2006 1:00PM
This has that cold, hard, eerie light you can get in Scotland. I like the way the light falls on the top of the waterfall, gives and almost icy look, magic shot Richard, Adrian
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 1:10PM
I hadn't seen the other version (I have now), I prefer this one, and agree with Adrian about the icy look to the water.

ktcam 16 457 Scotland
28 Apr 2006 10:24PM
This has converted well to mono. I can't decide which I prefer though as both have qualities that I like. However, saying that, this version is more broody and the sky plays more a part of the whole image. This is what I would term a more emotive shot as it attracts through mood first and compositional qualities later. It works for me and I still like the play of shadow on the bottom left side Wink
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 10:35PM
Ann, Ollie, Maggie, Adrian, Nigel and Kate - many thanks for coming to have a look and saying such kind things, I do appreciate them all.
Though not as popular, it's good to see that B&W still has in place in some people's hearts
Adrian - the next one will exaggerate the effect you mention still further I suspect..
Kate - more perspicacity! Yes, the B&W works on the emotions here more than the colour (which, in turn, may more be pleasing to some eyes). Different ways of looking at the same scene, always fascinates me.
Thanks to the "phantom clickers" too!
SuPlied 15 5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 5:48AM
Like everyone else i can't say which I prefer - I really like the drama BW gives. Deb
lcmerrin 16 17 England
29 Apr 2006 6:25AM
Still desereves a click for being aq fantastic shot even if I do prefer the colour.


rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 9:19AM
Deb and Lehan - thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you both like it and the colour versionSmile
plooto 15 12 England
29 Apr 2006 11:05AM
Great angle, love it.
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 11:59AM
Cheers Mike and many thanks for popping byh to have a look.
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 12:23AM
Now I'm a bit confused. I loved the first version for its subtle colours; and now I like this one too and can't decide which I prefer; and as I'm catching up after a few days away from the computer, I know the third version is already posted! More drama in this I think.
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 1:43AM
Smile Thanks Chris. It's sometimes the way that there are several ways of looking at an image and all have equal merit or mean something different to different people.
Good of you to look and comment.
Gray22 15
7 May 2006 2:04AM
OoooOoooo... Could be this one though?!... 5
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
7 May 2006 4:17AM
Smile Glad it's a tricky choice 5!
Thanks for looking in - appreciated.
delta100bw 17 81
14 May 2006 10:29AM
HI Richard. i prefere this of the 3, for a couple of reasons I feel that the water feels as if it coming over the top more and that the trees, mountain and cloud hold the interest at the top well. How did you manage to keep dry Rob
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 10:40AM
Thanks Rob, yes it just goes to show that there are lots of ways of seeing a picture and this is one aspect of photography that interests me (as you may have noticed!).
As for keeping dry, it was one of those fortunate locations where you could really close to the water without bing in its path. Luck - we all need itSmile

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