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Mono Force

By dathersmith  
Another attempt at a mono, this time with a shot of Scalebar Force waterfall taken a few weeks ago. Still practising with my mono conversions so all comments would be appreciated.

Not sure how much time I'll get on the site over the weekend so have a good one (in case it's not obvious I finish for the weekend today Smile ). Off to Focus on Monday as well so may bump in to some of you there.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Mono Waterfall Black and white Scalebar force Landscape and travel

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Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
19 Feb 2009 1:22PM
love this

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Briwooly 11 452 5 England
19 Feb 2009 1:26PM
Excellent conversion great subject just one comment though it seems a tag dark but I am looking at it on my work screen

dathersmith 10 554 12 England
19 Feb 2009 1:31PM
Thanks guys. It looks dark to me too Brian but I'm at work too, I'm sure it wasn't that dark last night when I was working on it at home :-| Will check tonight when I get in.

FredF 10 1 France
19 Feb 2009 1:32PM
Superb work.

morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:55PM
Works really well in B&W, like it alot.
LIMA24 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 2:12PM
Masterpiece,is is a bit dark but i think this ads to the mystical apperance of the it.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Feb 2009 2:29PM
Doesn't look dark on my screen Darren but the botton falls look a little washed out.Excellent composition all the same.
thetriguy 12 23 12 United States
19 Feb 2009 2:46PM
I like it. We often see these in color. It's refreshing to see a change.
Best, Bill
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 3:09PM
Super Mono Darren, i like what you have done with this.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
19 Feb 2009 4:06PM
A cracking shot. Looks great in B/W.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
19 Feb 2009 4:24PM
Love it darren, full of drama and atmosphere, superbly exposed
19 Feb 2009 4:50PM
This is stunning
paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 5:42PM
This is very appealing in mono Darren.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
19 Feb 2009 6:20PM
I'm no mono expert Darren so take my comments with a hand full of SAXA.
The comp is spot-on, better than your previous from here I feel with the fall centre back and tree in third then done to the three smaller ones at the front- I'll note this if I ever get over there.
However, I think the shadows are a bit too dark and the harsh glare from the whites at the foot of the falls all seem a bit too contrasty and austere.
If I could give three-quarters of a click you'd get it.
Enjoy the trip to focus, are you splashing the cash on anything tasty?
webjam 12 292 11 Netherlands
19 Feb 2009 7:18PM
Like the contrast here in this image - works so well beacuse of all these waterfalls which are so light and bright.
Normally I would like to see more detailing in the shadows - but for this image I agree with you to stick to that strong contrast and deep darks!

dathersmith 10 554 12 England
19 Feb 2009 8:49PM
Thanks for the comments everyone, appreciated. Just got back home and checked this again, looks much better than at work, not too dark on this monitor which is good as this is what I processed it on Smile

John, the rocks in the foreground are dark but this is the look I wanted to get the contrast with the white of the falls, granted some of the whites are blown which I may revisit as I don't think they are in the original. I appreciate your opinion though and you should take a trip there yourself.

JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
19 Feb 2009 9:07PM
I am on a crap works monitor and would look better on the one at yam, so you can have a full click.Smile
dathersmith 10 554 12 England
19 Feb 2009 9:29PM
John you're too kind.

peugeot406 10 7 1 England
20 Feb 2009 7:59AM
This is an excellent mono image and works well, great conversion
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
20 Feb 2009 9:32AM
Yep, the monos have come on leaps and bounds Darren, excellent work, does look a tad dark, but looking on work laptop.
dathersmith 10 554 12 England
20 Feb 2009 9:38AM
Thanks Nick, day off today so I'm just working on another, may upload it later if I'm happy with it. Cheers too Brian.

MarkT 12 119 2 England
20 Feb 2009 10:45PM
Looks a bit dark but I'm in a dark mood Smile

Like it.

49er 11 564
22 Feb 2009 6:18PM
Like the mono idea, but just a tad to dark IMO...
Was there today
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 5:44PM
Very nice mate Smile

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