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Not BlackRock Cottage

By conrad  
This has got all of the elements: Black rocks / mountains in the background, a cottage, a rock in the foreground, rough Scottish terrain. I was thinking it could have been Blackrock Cottage. But of course it wasn't. This is near Sligachan, Skye.

Anyway, here is one of my (infrared) takes on the scene.

Tags: General Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: Artois, annettep38, kaybee and 4 more

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Artois 11 405 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:20PM
I like mono and especially infra red images. Smile

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conrad 13 10.9k 116
21 Oct 2011 12:23PM
Good taste! Wink
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Oct 2011 12:27PM
wonderful tones and composition, nothing compares to the beauty of an infrared. I'd be interested to use which equipment you use with digital.. I used to buy infrared film and used a dense red filter.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
21 Oct 2011 12:33PM
Well, I used to use a Hoya R72 infrared filter in front of an interchangeable lens on my Canon EOS 20D, but I felt it was all too complicated: I had to put the camera on a tripod, compose, put the filter on, meter, and expose. So when I saw an old Canon Powershot G2 on eBay that had been converted for infrared, which conversion meant that I no longer had to use a filter or a tripod, and could basically shoot from the hip, I put in a bid and got it for a song. Very happy with it, it's so easy now - compose, shoot, take home, convert to black and white, and there's the result!
kaybee 13 5.7k 25 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 1:16PM
What is the back of the cottage like?
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Oct 2011 2:11PM
I wonder how they convert a camera to infrared. Guess I could google and find out. Great image.............Sandy
conrad 13 10.9k 116
21 Oct 2011 2:14PM
Sandy, the main thing they do is remove a filter that reduces infrared light. Then some minor tweaks, and the camera is ready for infrared photography. Well, that's how I understand it anyway. Google might tell you more.

The back of the cottage, Roy? No idea, I didn't walk that far. (Thinking hard if I'm missing some kind of joke here...)
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2011 9:32AM
I like the fact you have left the cottage small in the frame, really emphasises the remoteness. Would the shot benefit from dropping the exposure about 1/3 or 1/2 a stop?

conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Oct 2011 1:17PM
I'll have a look in Photoshop and see if a further tweak does it, thanks.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
29 Oct 2011 9:46PM
Hmmm, I like IR stuff but this looks a bit homogenous Conrad. Too many similar tones between the cottage & f/g IMHO.

Hope you're well mon ami!
Cheers, Goggz
conrad 13 10.9k 116
29 Oct 2011 10:49PM
Yeah, I can see why you feel that way. It;'s a more objective view than the one of the person who took the shot...

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