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Sorry not been about much, lots of family stuff on over the next few weeks. A dramatic mono conversion looking back towards the road by black rock cottage and on to rannoch moor. The drama of this shot is the way I am very much feeling this week. After 23 years I have moved jobs, starting on Monday. The most amazing opertunity came my way. Sad and happy all in one.

This one is for Bill, I will miss our lunchtime chats about photography. So thanks Bill for opening my eyes to life through the Lens..........


Paul.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 with Lee 0.9 Soft grad filter.
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2012 - 7:23 AM
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Rannoch View
Username:Skeet1Away Skeet1Away
Uploaded:26 Sep 2012 - 9:08 PM
Tags:Black & white, Glen coe, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Mono, Rannoch moor, Scotland, West coast
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:19 PM

Dark and dramatic, Paul. The foreground rock is just a tad too prominent but a lovely moody image. Congrats on the job.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:23 PM

It is so dramatic, the B and W presentation adding to the effect and working so well b/o the high contrast range.
Ronnie.

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 10:14 PM

A fantastic mono image Paul
Jim

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:34 PM

A very dramatic view of Rannock Moor.
I hope you didn't get caught in a downpour after
taking this image! Lovely light striking the f/g rock and grasses.
Kate:GrinGrinGrin:
P.S. Good luck with new job.

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meyeview
meyeview Plus Member 6898 forum postsmeyeview vcard Scotland
26 Sep 2012 - 11:01 PM

it's RANNOCH.
nice b/w.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:09 PM

Love the sweeping curve here Paul.
Good shot.
And good luck with your new job !!
Mick.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:44 PM

Dark and moody conversion, Paul. I like the light in the arc of the mountain and that's quite an apocalyptic sky. I agree that the fg rock may be a tiny bit too prominent within the overall balance of the composition.
Alun

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Skeet1Away Plus Member 469 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 12:11 AM

Sorry, If you know me well, there is 2 things that you would pic up on straight away. One have never been any good at spelling and two and bill will confirm this, I very much need glasses...........this bits for kate, so right about rain. Had to run for cover in the car, nice cup of tea though.

Paul.

Last Modified By Skeet1Away at 27 Sep 2012 - 12:12 AM

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 1:48 AM

Super!

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marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:19 AM

Fantastic conversion Paul, intimidating sky I would say! Love it.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:04 AM

Wow that is dramatic Paul! Only in Scotland ......
Good luck with the new job. I hope it's everything you hope for and more!
Ann

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lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 5:44 PM

Love the atmosphere created here Paul. I really like the rich dark Mono on a picture like this.

John Smile

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Tibetan
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29 Sep 2012 - 1:08 PM

Hey! that's a great mono shot I like the rock in the foreground ruggedly standing out against the dark mountain in the background, and the dreaded sky over head, a big like from me, good luck in your new job Paul, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 7:44 PM

Paul I can understand the way that you feel, especially when looking at this image of the Glen, The dark sky reflects something in your past that is better forgotten, and the bright part of the sky is something that you can look forward to and be successful in once again. Your friendship over the past few years has been memorable, and once again I would like to wish you every success in your new job. I know you will keep in touch and look forward to our next outing with the cameras. Take care my friend, Bill.

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

A very nice mono landscape...
Great clouds and tones throgh out the image...
Well done..

Dave

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fificat100
6 Oct 2012 - 5:27 PM

How dramatic is this?! Wonderful. Darkly moody with great curvey lines and brill touches of light catching the scene.

Lavina

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:39 PM

Top notch dramatic B and W view back to the Moor, Paul.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 7:28 AM

Wonderful use of that dramatic curve in this composition - looks good in mono SmileSmile
Helen

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