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This is the lake at Kingston Maurwaurd.

Frustratingly, around the whole lake, there isn;t anything for foreground interest, it is either cropped grass, or reeds so long., you can;t actually see the lake .

However, I feel I;ve processed this as well as it can be done & am pleased with the result.

Gareth Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D1x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 1:08 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lake at Kingston Maurward.
Username:UrbaneMagick UrbaneMagick
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 8:50 AM
Tags:Black & white, Estates, Kingston maurward, Kingston maurward house, Lakes, Landscape / travel, Manor houses, Rivers, Streams, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:29
Voters:NDODS · Badgerfred · pronabk · stuart1963 · gazlowe · Rogerex · morpheus1955 · Lillian · phillG · nonur · NaturesHaven · mrswoolybill · rayme330 · Deep_Bhatia · carper123 · gwynn56 · Humblebee · WhiteRose1 · fazzer · sweetpea62 · clintQB · annettep38 · marcus1976 · canonfan · 1881 · ChiliMan · Yogendra · jdinne · Tibetan ·
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44238 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:52 AM

I would also be pleased with the result, great tonal range, lovely location, very peaceful and so very well suited to this magical monochrome makeover.

Regards Nathan

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Badgerfred
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:56 AM

Lovely scene Gareth, B+W suits,
Fred.

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morpheus1955
27 Aug 2012 - 9:29 AM

Superb image Gareth, great composition and it really works well as a mono.

Hugh

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Lillian
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27 Aug 2012 - 9:46 AM

A beautifully captured landscape Gareth
and works so well in mono
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8748 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1239 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:01 AM

Very attractively composed, the line of reeds makes a strong base line.
Moira

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:09 AM

There's plenty going on here, Gareth with good detail and tones.

Ray

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Deep_Bhatia
27 Aug 2012 - 11:44 AM

Excellent mono. Deep

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3364 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:19 PM

Cracking image Gareth, works well in black and white, you have some really nice tones in there, and a very good piece of processing with no burnt out highlights.Good work.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
27 Aug 2012 - 1:37 PM

Excellent capture Gareth, with lovely reflections and the mono suits it very well - would love to see this one in colour ... Carol Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51380 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:44 PM

The foreground looks pretty good on this, Gareth, as does the rest of the image.

Dave

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:27 PM

Thankyou folks, I'll upload the colour as a variant Carol Smile

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 645 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

nicely composed shot gareth using the reed as a foreground,think i prefer the b/w version as i like the deep contrastSmile

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:16 PM

Hi Jeremy,
I put the colour version up agterwards as per Carols request........... I'm pleased with the mono conversion, not in a photographic way, but finally think I;ve cracked the mono conversions with this one.

GarethSmileSmile

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27 Aug 2012 - 7:56 PM

An excellent mono Gareth..Lin

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 9:27 PM

A-F*****g- mazing GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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27 Aug 2012 - 9:33 PM

cheers CLint...I think Tongue

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:57 PM

the toning could not have been done any better.. Looks like you have found all the suble tweaks now Smile

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marcus1976
28 Aug 2012 - 6:28 AM

nice shot nice tones

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28 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

A wonderful image Gareth and works well in mono
Jim

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28 Aug 2012 - 10:18 AM

Thankyopu Annette.... I think so.... spent an evening having a play & think I may have had a eureka moment ..at last Wink

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1881  3 India
28 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

Vary good landscape, well spotted/ well work.


--- Regards - SANJEEV ---

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:49 PM

Your processing is spot on, Gareth Smile Works a treat in V1.

By the way, a few chillies are off and running in the post headed your way Grin

I hope they get to you in good condition. Let me know if any of them are slightly dried out/soft when they get to you, ya?

Andrew

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28 Aug 2012 - 6:32 PM

Thankyou Sanjeev.

Thanks for the comments Andrew ...was pleased with this one Smile

.....The chillies are on their way/....whoop thanks aNDREW..i'LL MESSAGE YOU UP AS SOON AS THEY GET HERE Smile

GarethSmile ..I'll send the dorset naga when they are released in November Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
28 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

Think you have done a great job with the mono Gareth do like it.

John

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
30 Aug 2012 - 10:01 AM

Nice Mono and I really like both for different reasons, regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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