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The Wheat Fields

By Nick_w      
We went for a family day out on Sunday, to a local attraction a couple of miles from home(Canon Hall).

On the way home I spotted this. As the cameras battery was flat, I charged it long enough and made a quick dash back.

This is 4 images stitched in PTGui, converted to mono.

I really hope this doesn't get lost in the thumbs as its one of my favourite mono's to date. Thanks for the help with this, you know who you are Wink

With it been a pano It does benifit from the large view.

Tags: Field Black and white Specialist and abstract Wheat Pano Landscape and travel Ptgui 5 mile radius project

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jammy_sam 9 57 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:48AM
you'll be glad to know it didn't get lost in the thumbnails for me.

great work & lovely mono


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DannyLenihan 8 213 19 England
1 Jul 2008 8:48AM
Great shot. I love the high contrast and the sky is quite magnificent. Interesting framing too.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
1 Jul 2008 9:03AM
Nice conversion mate, hopefully this'll get the recognition it deserves.

tripodted 11 31 1 Northern Ireland
1 Jul 2008 10:59AM
A stunning looking mono. Deserves a lot more attention.
LesF 10 182 9
1 Jul 2008 11:13AM
This is a bit tasty Nick certainly looks good large

Les F
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 11:47AM
Must be viewed large, this is pretty near perfect.
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 1:17PM
Works for me mate. Nicely done.
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
1 Jul 2008 1:27PM
Excellent DOF, and beautiful mono tones.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
1 Jul 2008 5:21PM
Thanks for all the comments ...but it doesn't look like it has the seal of approval from too many. Ah well I still like it
HowardA 9 231
1 Jul 2008 8:20PM
Great scene Nick and I love the detail in the barley (I hope that's what it is!). Did you use a polariser? Just wondering if you had to adjust it for the different shots?

Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
1 Jul 2008 8:26PM
No Howard, the polarizer is on my "wish list", used a lot of grads (s stop) probably a stop too much, but I scratched my 2 stop first time out. Then I used the conversion technique we were taught - do you have a copy of it ?
fotodayz 8 179 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 6:54AM
interesting shot
nigele1 12 1
2 Jul 2008 10:16AM
I like this a lot, well spotted and 10/10 for perseverence in going back.

AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
2 Jul 2008 10:32AM
Excellent when viewed large.
Really like the clouds, the two central trees (which work) and pov.
Think you have done a great job Nick....and look forward to seeing more B&W's from you.

pmorgan 9 217 13 England
2 Jul 2008 10:50AM
Have a belated RC!

Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
2 Jul 2008 10:51AM
Cheers Paul
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
2 Jul 2008 2:52PM

Quote:hopefully this'll get the recognition it deserves
Nope it didn't, B&W never really seem to do well on here Nick. I reckon a large print would do this a lot more justice.

Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
2 Jul 2008 2:59PM
Thanks Chris, hopefully the tide is turning I've seen a lot more monos recently on EPZ. To be honest I'm more interested in how it looks in print, and this is one I'm particularly proad of. I've printed it to A3, but as a result I will be getting a roll of paper to print A3+, so should be about a meter long
martin.w 14 438 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 10:32PM
I given up trying to attempt b/w, as no idea how to do them justice. This, though is superb and worthy of far more attention!
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
2 Jul 2008 10:39PM
Thanks Martin
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
2 Jul 2008 10:45PM
bet this is something specail large well worth the return visit, lovely tone in the sky like the FG the wheat adds some nice texture.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
3 Jul 2008 12:10AM
This is how they should be done Nick, I've got a lot to learn. Nice work.

Chriscj 10 96 1 England
3 Jul 2008 2:54PM
Pano's need to be quiet large to really appreciate them. Go for it. Smile


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