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Instead of just converting a previous upload from here, I thought I would create a mono from this rather more classic view of Buachaille Etive Mor.
Not expecting great things on here, but Im really happy with the way it turned out.
If youve managed to get past the thumb, firstly thank you and secondly if you go LARGE hopefully youll understand why I like it.
Hope your weekends going well!
Absolutely, looks great large, good work!
A very attractive mono - nice work - Elizabeth
The contrast and light quality in this photograph is magnificent..
Warm regards, Iain.
staggering detail in the fg and water Paul. what's your mono conversion method for this one?
Classic view point done beautifully, well done.
I think this is one stunning shot Paul and the amount of detail is fabulous.
superb mono, Paul!
Fantastic fg details!
Superior mono Paul.Classic view and love the processing.
A pleasure to view this classic scene...
it's a moody mono day cracking paul, the light on the buckle is rather tasty
Light on the mountain in an excellent mono conversion, that just has to work!
Great mono Paul
This is excellent Paul - one of the best black and white landscapes I've seen too...
Cracking comp, detail , light and mood. Large is very impressive.
Excellent range of tones Paul. Never thought I'd say this about one of yours but this does deserve more attention???????
Tip top conversion with masses of tones in it, comp goes without saying!!!
Slightly oversharpened which shows predominantly around the Buckle adge, but hey, web delivery isn't my worry either and I bet this looks sweet in print bud.
Have a great weekend mate,
I am not a fan of this composition due to the tree bisecting the mountain - but in this case the composition does work well with the light on the mountain - too many images have a black mountain due to over-gradding. What lets the image down a touch is the blown out sky top left as well as another tree breaking the horizon line left of frame and I wonder if a 10x8 crop to lose the left of frame which is blown out would strengthen the image. As others a great range of tones and the tree cutting the mountain cannot be helped from this viewpoint so all in all one of the best I have seen (with the crop) due to the superb lighting on the mountain. Cheers, Martin
I have never taken a perfect picture and I doubt that I ever will but I would love to have taken this. Andy
I'll take on board the critique - thanks for the observations and suggestions!
The light on the mountainside is amazing. Fantastic capture Paul. Cheers, Martin
That light hitting the mighty Buckle is just magical! Great shot!
A wonderful image Paul. The composition works beautifully
viewed large can see why you like it I love it....
Went large and it was definately worth it Paul, excellent mono.
And so you should be happy, Paul... stunning image with that wonderful light on the mountain, super sky and great mono processing!!!
absolutely superb work mate
Thanks everyone - much appreciated!!!
Now then Pete, that's made my weekend!!!!!!! Thank you!!!
Fantastic, large is superb. Congratualtions on your EC. Angi
Well deserved EC Paul, congratulations. Large is stunning with superb detail.
Said it deserved more attention
Superb Paul and congrats on the well deserved EC.
Congrats on the EC Paul, the deserves it.
I just wish I could process an image the way you do my friend, you're way ahead of me.
An excellent conversion with a plethora of detail, Congrats on the EC Paul.
What a beauty. I'm not normally one for mono landscapes as God invented colour for a reason. But this is exceptional.
An absolute superb conversion and comp paul.
Congrats on your EC
absolutely stunning work Paul...many congrats on the EC!
Beautiful mono and well deserved EC. Congrats.
Well deserved EC
A very beautiful image once again, Paul.
I do, however, have to echo Martin's comment about the sky at top left - I presume that this was shot at the same time as your panorama, when you didn't have any filters with you, I seem to recall. So I think you've done well with the dynamic range. You could maybe pull something back with ACR (or whatever you use).
I don't have a problem with trees bisecting things, though. Imo, I think they add to rather than detract from the composition. And your conversion technique is wonderful - as Mike asked: what technique are you using?
And as ever, you've got the shutter speed absolutely spot on - presumably from your immense amount of practise on the coast!
Congrats on yet anotehr EC - well deserved.
It's been a profitable weekend for you hasn't it Bet you're glad you went now! A big congrats paul
Well done mate ... as Rich said, very profitable weekend for you!!!
Fingers crossed for POTW, then Paul
Well done Paul, I am going to have to go with colour for tomorrows now, but well done
This shows just how majestic a view that place provides even without the autumnal colours.
oh wow! that really is something when you go large!
Fantastic mono shot, congrat's on a well deserved EC
Stunning monochrome image Paul. Congratulations on the EC award.
HDR would have been the answer here Paul, grads would have darkened the mountain too much.
The whites in the waterfall and sky are totally nuked which is a great pity cos this could have been soooo much better.
Great detail Phil. Looks great in b&w. John
congrats on your EC paul
Quote: HDR would have been the answer here Paul, grads would have darkened the mountain too much.
The whites in the waterfall and sky are totally nuked which is a great pity cos this could have been soooo much better.
I did actually use a 3 stop grad to hold back the sky, and according to the histogram, and my monitor there is no burnout. I'm wondering whether other peoples monitor settings have made it appear otherwise, as there are 3 of you that have mentioned it?
It prints fine(which is the main thing) so to that end I am happy.
I purposely turned my back on hdr around 18 uploads or so ago as I felt I was getting into a bit of a habit, and doing it just for the sake of it,
Again, thanks for taking the time to comment
Thanks to everyone else too, much appreciated!
Congratulations Paul, again....lol
Just gobsmacked - thank you so much Pete, and everyone for thier support!!!!!
well done, mate!
Congrats on the award, well deserved, and also for POTW well done Paul
Congrats on the POTW Paul, bet that makes the trip worthwhile!
See the guy takes someone elses place on the meet, bags a single room and then does this !!!!!!!!!!!!!! he he he
Well done mate, next time your in a bike shed
Many congrats Paul...
Yay - well done Paul!!. Worth the travelling up and the patience getting out there and getting something with the given weather conditions.
Not a bad start to the week
...not bad at all
Thanks guys I'm well chuffed!
Spectacular. Nice one. #100th vote
And well chuffed you deserve to be Paul, many congrats on the EC and of course POTW.
Your long journey North paid off then.
Can't believe I missed this one earlier!! It's fantastic. Such detail and clarity. Beautifully composed. Stunning.
Congratulations!! Beautiful work!
Well done Paul - superb stuff.
My home monitor and two work monitors show the sky burnt-out and some of the water btw.
Quote: My home monitor and two work monitors show the sky burnt-out and some of the water btw.
Looking fine on one work monitor, but blown on another - obviously right on the cusp - I'll keep an eye on that in future - Cheers Mark!
Thanks everyone for the kind words - means a lot!
Great comp and a stunning conversion Paul. Many congrats on your POTW.
yay! was hoping youd get POTW, really pleased for you paul
Quote: Not expecting great things on here
Well, I think it's safe to see that you have well exceeded your expectation of this then Paul! Many congrats matey, top job!
Got any space left on your wall for it? If not, you could alway send it my direction!
Thanks Howard and Angela, very kind of you to take the trouble to say so!
Thanks to you too Martin - messages must have crossed!
P.S. I've got a bit of room left - Sorry!
looks stunning to me Paul, too many people get hung up on what they perceive to be blown highlights (and no I can see detail in both areas) - fast flowing water is white and that shinny object in the sky is bright. This is just how a mono should be, seeing this has got me wanting to get back out again - well worthy of the POTW
like this a lot... very nice
wow! POTW! Congrats, Paul!
A quick look at above comments & crits and when looking this on my 22 " Eizo, which I have calibrated with Monaco Optix Pro colorimeter, must say, that those whites look a tad too bright, BUT ONLY a tad! Hope you don´t mind...No harm ment in any way! And as I said earlier, when commenting THIS shot, those fg details are SUPERB!!!
Worth ALL the awards!!! IMHO!
I see Paul's and Jouko's points. But those are minor adjustments and the print is what counts. This is awesome and worthy of POTW, so congrats!
Sorry I have nt been commeting much over the past few weeks - byt I was not going to pass on the opportunity to rave about this work of art.
Quote: I did actually use a 3 stop grad to hold back the sky, and according to the histogram, and my monitor there is no burnout. I'm wondering whether other peoples monitor settings have made it appear otherwise, as there are 3 of you that have mentioned it?
Burnout or not, it is very bright. In a colour image the sky would look very overexposed. However (In my estimeed opinion) - you can get away with this much more in Mono - where Contrast is king - so for me it works well.
A classic, ... and an awesome one at that!!!
Had an inkling a mono conversion might be good - well done on the awards Paul.
Congratulations Paul. It's all been said
Quote: Fingers crossed for POTW, then Paul
Congratulations again Paul, this is well worthy of POTW.
I was in that exact spot in August and got eaten alive by the pesky midges. Great capture.
Shame about the sky, otherwise a spectacularly good image and conversion.
Congrats Paul on the EC and POTW
hooray for mono!
Thanks everyone, your kind words mean a lot!!!
Fabulous photo Paul - the amount of detail is stunning.
WELL DESERVED MATE.
Ditto. Congrats Paul. Outstanding shot.
Great composition, fantastic tones and very feelable textures, absolutely brilliant
A cracking mono image Paul and well deserved of the accolade 'Photo of the Week. Would love to see more work like this on the site.
Somehow missed this one. Very well done Paul, it fully deserves the numerous awards
Super foreground and I like the conversion. I do have a little niggle and it might be OK on your print version but there is a very discernable sharpening line around the mountain that is even more noticeable in the large version.
I still think it's a picture I'd love to have taken nd well worth the accolades.
Congrats on the EC and PotW for this, well deserved.
A truly stunning piece of work.
Aspirational as well as inspirational, Paul.
Well done you.
Congrats on the PoTW Paul. Fully deserved. I am surprised I actually missed that one in the first place -- sorry! I think what makes it for me is the light on Glencoe and of course the composition and exposure are simply perfect. Keep on the good work!
Congrats on the POTW . It will look good as a canvas on your wall.
Well done, this is absolutely beautiful - composition, light and movement in the water. A brilliant mono. congrats
Nice to see a B&W do so well Paul, congrats on all your awards.
Congratulations on your POTW, Paul... very deserved IMO and good to see it being given to a mono shot of my favourite place!!!
A fantastic image. Shows that even where there are tripod holes, ethy are there for a reason. The trick is to get the one that stands out from the crowd. You have certainly done that.
All the honours are richly deserved.
Best mono landscape I've seen in ages.
congrats m8y top stuff !
SUPERB work Paul.
Congrats on P.O.T.W !!
well done you, ive missed so much
Paul these images of this area you have shot are simply outstanding, you should do a uk tour of areas of outstanding natural beauty, I would pay to view such things if that ever happend. Very inspiring and great work!
Great lighting, great mono tones.
Its superb one of my favourite places
What's not to like Paul. It's a great shot of one of my favourite views. When I went there it was a miserable day, and the midges were biting in most places (and most of my places!) But I was young then!
Wonderful Andy Adams kind of scene!
Super captured Mono of this location. One of the best I've seen for a while. It does work so much better after a heavy rain fall. Well done. Must get back at some time soon.
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