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baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 3:58PM
Love the lead in lines of the trackes crossed by the rope then into the boat. Good mono.

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dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 4:01PM
Out of your comfort zone, I don't think so Sarah. A very strong composition and the mono conversion is excellent.

I'm just sat at Euston Station waiting for the train home and saw an advert for Leeds Castle on the tube, don't suppose the picture could have been one of yours???

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 4:10PM
Wonderful sense of desolation. I think maybe you've found a new comfort zone?
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Mar 2010 4:15PM
Thanks for your kind words - I really am never sure when working in mono honestly, but should learn to trust my instincts I suppose.

Darren re the Leeds Castle image - I don't know but it could be, would be nice if it was Smile

Sarah x
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
17 Mar 2010 4:22PM
A classic black and white composition and a great use of the wide angle lens.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Mar 2010 4:22PM
Love it in mono. Gives it such a lonely mood............Sandy
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
17 Mar 2010 4:26PM
A beautiful image the composition strong and converted so well nice contrast to it Colin
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
17 Mar 2010 4:32PM
Super shot and conversion Sarah.

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
17 Mar 2010 4:36PM
good mono bringing out those textures Sarah Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 5:01PM
wonderful tones and textures love the shadows brilliant mono nice one Wink
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 5:01PM
Just the right lens for this type of conversion, it adds great lines to the smashing set of tones and textures... Dave
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
17 Mar 2010 5:04PM
Great lead in and works so well in mono Sarah, top work

17 Mar 2010 5:33PM
Great lead in and composition. Lovely mono. A
17 Mar 2010 5:37PM
This had to be mono Sarah, a little too much going on in the foreground for colour I guess. Works a treat in good old black and white though.

John Smile
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 6:09PM
welcome to your new comfort zone Sarah !!! ,lovely image in mono ,lovely lead in to the boat Smile
good work ........ollie x
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 8:10PM
A very nice mono.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
17 Mar 2010 8:16PM
hmmmmmm Smile
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 8:36PM
I think mono works really well here Sarah, and gives the image a timeless quality. Love the perspective sharply defined by the tracks.

rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 8:54PM
Super mono.RJ.
Landlord 11 25 1 Scotland
17 Mar 2010 9:47PM
Wonderful...... what on earth would you do/do you need with a 10 stop!?
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
17 Mar 2010 10:30PM
Sorry to be out of sync with everyone else Sarah, but Im not convinced!
The big issue for me is that large shadow on the RHS. I suspect it's a nearby boat, but it draws the eye. I wonder, that instead of using both rails that perhaps you could have just used the LH rail thus avoiding the majority of the shadow.

The rest of the comp is excellent and you've processed it well. I think that there is still more contrast in there that you could have brought out, but it's still very eye catching.

Sorry to be the negative one!!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Mar 2010 10:36PM
Works for me Sarah, good tones and details.
Regards Richard
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Mar 2010 11:09PM
Thanks everyone for your time and comments Smile

Dave no problem - your honest opinion is really appreciated! I quite liked the darker shadowed area, thought it balanced the image slightly but am happy to be corrected. I think I may actually have some more with just the left hand rail will check that out - more contrast... hmm think I agree Smile

Sarah x
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
18 Mar 2010 1:15AM
Excellent composition!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Mar 2010 5:48AM
Mono works well here Sarah.
Toonman 11 1.4k 2 England
18 Mar 2010 6:49AM
Like it Sarah. Black & white works for me.
Jez22 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:34AM
Excellent shot,I am not a lover of b&w but this really works.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Mar 2010 2:07PM
Thank you gentlemen Smile

Sarah x
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 3:11PM
Given the contrasty lighting and the lack of detail in the sky - the mono conversion was probbly a good choice.

The rails give a good lead in (and I don't mind the shadow in the foreground in the mono image).

The boat is well placed, and looks nice and moody. However the sky is showing a little banding on my screen - is the orignal file OK?
Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Mar 2010 3:43PM
Thanks Matt for your comment. Yes I had noticed that too after I'd uploaded the image. The orginal file looks fine so no doubt down to something with my processing Sad I'll try again though later and post if I get it right Smile

Sarah x
Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Mar 2010 6:16PM
A BIG thank you Pete for the HC Smile

Sarah x
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
19 Mar 2010 11:40AM
omg how did i miss this .. great work and congrats on the HC

LesF 11 182 9
19 Mar 2010 3:58PM
Real like the comp Sarah and it works well in mono. Huge congrats on the HC

andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 8:47AM
Beautifully composed with a great lead in.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 9:53AM
Good conversion Sarah, subject well suited to mono. Congrats on the HC.
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 11:51AM
Hi Sarah
Just wanted to add my congratulations on the HC. Well deserved both for the extra atmosphere mono gives and stepping outside your comfort zone. I often find taking a risk on a photo shoot gives interesting results and opens up possibilities.
This capture is what prompted me to convert one of my Stade pics to mono and experiment with the processing.
Would be great to meet up at Hastings or other interesting venue as suggested. Meant to mention I've got comp tickets for many of the heritage attractions in Kent - will discuss when we next speak.
Have a good weekend
Viv x
Sezz 13 617 15 England
20 Mar 2010 12:42PM
Dave, Les, Andy, David and Viv - thank you very much!
Viv - thank's for your congrat's! I was really pleased with the HC as I do always question my mono work! Glad to hear you experimenting too, liked your mono very much - will call you next week Smile

Sarah x
PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
22 Mar 2010 4:18PM
Well done you x
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:52AM
Congratulations on a well deserved HC sarah.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Mar 2010 8:46AM
Pete and Yung thank you very much Smile

Sarah x
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 8:51PM
Congratulations on the well deserved HC Sarah.

wyatturp 12 2 England
27 Mar 2010 5:27PM
well done Sarah , looks super

Hazel 12 1 United States
7 Apr 2010 3:15AM
I like your point of view - leads your eye directly to the boat!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 May 2010 6:22PM
Looks a cracking bit of mono work to me, Sarah - I'd be more than happy with this. Excellent viewpoint and the rails make a great lead in towards the boat.
TrevB Smile
andymark 8 1 England
4 May 2010 6:57PM
like this shot great work love it
Sezz 13 617 15 England
4 May 2010 11:16PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments Smile

Sarah x
18 May 2010 9:42AM
Really good mono,
nice tones and good composition.
Very well taken.

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