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Lone Tree Syndrome

By MrsS    
Hi All & thanks for your kind thoughts and congrats on the job.

Been mad busy since Monday, Christmas Nativity Play and now our Christingle Service - - GOSH! I'm going to be soooooooo ready for a break, roll on the 19th! Wink

Anyway, another one from W.A.S.P. on tour @ Rowardennan and "that" tree in the middle of the squelchy peat.

Ok, I know I'm rubbish at B&W conversions, but to my eyes (careful, now!) this looks not too bad - - is it?

Have a good Wednesday evening, off to finish the dekkies and cook tea, might just find some washing to do, too - - all comments welcome (you should know that by now) and a HUGE Thanks for looking in Smile

Fran x

PS - - LARGE might just be a tad more monochromatic! Wink

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ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 5:51PM
Love this and great that all the tree stands out against the b/g (a me thing).

DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
10 Dec 2008 5:55PM
Congratulations on your new job....when will you be starting?
I think you have done a good job of the conversion, looks fine to me.
I do so love that tree.
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
10 Dec 2008 5:56PM
I think this a very good b/w Fran and strong compositionally as well for me 3 interesting features, mtns, trees and a river. Could get away with a little off the sky perhaps to make it a true square?
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
10 Dec 2008 5:56PM
That tree is all covered in x-mass lights now !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
10 Dec 2008 6:00PM
good mono Smile
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
10 Dec 2008 6:10PM
Thanks Keith, Hilary, John, Dave and MrH Smile

I don't so much start as carry on, Hilary, it's at the sschool I'm at now, but there is only on job after Christmas and three of us had to apply for it Sad

Did have it square, John, then changed my mind, perhaps I should have left as was Smile

That's going to be a mighty long cable to light it all up, Dave Grin

Cheers Folks
Fran x
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
10 Dec 2008 6:14PM
Hmmm !!

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Dec 2008 6:15PM
An excellent conversion, Fran, works very well. Perhaps Dave is offering? Carol
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
10 Dec 2008 6:17PM
Just to prove it's not a BLOKEY thing, Graham! Wink

Thanks tho' Hon (I think!) and Thanks too, Carol Smile

F x
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
10 Dec 2008 6:26PM
Lovely shot - the conversion works well!

chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
10 Dec 2008 6:39PM
I like the composition Fran,you have some good detail & textures in there too.
Great lonely tree.
Just a teeny niggle though,some of the clouds look a little bright on my screen...just detracts me a touch.
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
10 Dec 2008 6:43PM
Lovely work, Fran...

BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
10 Dec 2008 6:52PM
Nice conversion, Fran.
I agree with John about the true square crop - it would strengthen this a lot, imo.
Perhaps a bit of selective contrast work (foreground, midground, sky) would help bring out the catchlight on the mountain and separate the foreground and midground tonality.
Just a thought.
Congrats on the job, btw Smile

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
10 Dec 2008 7:13PM
Thanks Andy, Janet, Jouko and Bill Smile

Might well be, Janet, it's always down to my screen angle, can never get it sorted! Grin

Like the new user name, Jouko Smile

Will take that on board, Bill, I did try that, but obviously didn't go far enough Grin

Cheers All
Fran x
LesF 14 182 9
10 Dec 2008 7:29PM
What no vino whilst doing the dekkies ? nice comp Fran, you and trees.

Have a good one.

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
10 Dec 2008 7:35PM
OHHH! Knew there was something missing, Les! Wink

Thank you MrF Smile

Not too long to the Hols, now, 'eh! Grin

F x
JBA 12 341 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 11:10PM
Nothing wrong with that conversion at all. very nice subtle tones. Lovely shot.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
10 Dec 2008 11:19PM
Thanks Johnathan, appreciated Smile

Fran x
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 6:13AM
Oh fancy that, a single lone tree by a female... I see he noticed Wink


rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
11 Dec 2008 7:32AM
Good conversion Fran, excellent composition. Ron.
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
11 Dec 2008 7:10PM
Good range of tones Fran.
Doesn't look bad at all from where I'm sitting. I think the 50/50 split works well in the format it's been presented too.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
11 Dec 2008 8:11PM
Thanks Jeanis, Ron & Paul Smile

tee hee, Sis! We should be able to have some fun in January! Wink

F x
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2008 12:35PM
Think I might like to have seen a touch more contrast, but you got a good range of tone in there. Anyway, what do I know about B & W!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
12 Dec 2008 5:00PM
Thanks MrEEK! Smile

WWOOOWW HOOOOOO!!!!! My very first HC - - I'll be raisung a glass or two to the new system tonight! Wink

F x
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
12 Dec 2008 6:00PM
Well done Fran, worthy award.
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
12 Dec 2008 7:51PM
Whoaaa! So THIS is an EC Wink

Many gratulations on your first??? HC, Fran....

MarkT 16 119 2 England
12 Dec 2008 7:58PM
Well done Fran Smile

Angi_Wallace 13 310 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 7:38AM
Well done Fran, its a great mono image. Angi
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
13 Dec 2008 9:08AM
Thanks Stewart, jouko, Mark & Angi Smile

YEP! First HC, Jouko - - - Grin Grin

Fran x
martin.w Plus
19 609 28 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 9:40PM
I'm surprised this is only your first, well done Fran. Smile
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
14 Dec 2008 6:03PM
Thanks Martin - - who knows - - you might even get a Premier Award for a landscape! Wink

F x
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
15 Dec 2008 10:51PM
Nicely monochromatic Fran Smile
Well done on 't job an 't HC!
Cheers, Goggz
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 3:39AM
State of you HC for a mono Smile is right kid lol,,
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Dec 2008 6:14PM
Thanks Pete and Ian Smile

Fran x
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 7:17PM
Great tones
congrats on the HC
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
20 Dec 2008 1:05AM
Thanks Tony Smile

F x
JosephLP 12 1
24 Sep 2010 7:18AM
nice shot joseph
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
27 Sep 2010 8:20PM
Thanks Joseph - glad you like it Smile

Fran x

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