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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 7:30PM
works a treat for me derek nice one Wink

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Nov 2012 7:30PM
The full tonal range and an excellent mono, Derek, but if it came to a choice I think I'd favour the blue tones and contrast from the lights in the colour version.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 8:01PM
Looks good in mono too, but I prefer the blue tones version.
mlseawell 8 1 United States
3 Nov 2012 9:09PM
You can cut it either way. Comp and tone are excellent.

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
3 Nov 2012 9:31PM
Ditto Smile
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 9:40PM
Top shelf again for me Derek.

CDSINUK 5 223 England
3 Nov 2012 10:54PM
love the perspective and composition, and it just works so well in mono, great image Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Nov 2012 11:20PM
Mono has added to the original Derek, excellent.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Nov 2012 11:31PM
Excellent image, love it.......Sandy
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:09AM
Superb conversion, great tonal range a great image all round, however, it's lost it's warmth, the blue and good tones of the original, just edge it for me
The monochrome conversion brings some drama to the image Derek, I do like monochrome, especially with this kind of image.

4 Nov 2012 10:59AM
This one is splitting opinion. I'm marginally in favour of this wonderful mono. Excellent tonal range and impact. Both images are truly outstanding, Derek
Baz72 9 30 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 11:21AM notch stuff Derek, really suits the mono
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Nov 2012 12:30PM
Loved this yesterday but had to wait to give my UA til today.......Sandy
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 1:05PM
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments.
An extra big thank you to Sandy for her UA and to Pete for the HC.

Incidentally the mood is intentionally quite different so I am not surprised by the split opinion. I wanted a much darker feel to the Mono because thats how I tend to like B&W.

I have just returned from a very wet and very windy shoot with Clive Burrow on the beach at Hastings. Hope you have dried out Clive.
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
4 Nov 2012 1:53PM
Love the composition Derek and the mono is perfect.

fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 3:07PM
cracking mono,love the moody feel to the shotSmile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 4:44PM
The mono works very well Derek - you must have been soaked if you were out this morning! Look forward to seeing any images.... Smile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 5:36PM

Quote:The mono works very well Derek - you must have been soaked if you were out this morning! Look forward to seeing any images.... Smile

Thoroughly drenched !!!
'Any' images might be right Ann. Having checked the back of the camera I have deleted all the images with obvious rain spots but I havn't downloaded whats left. I suspect all the wiping of the filter and lens may have left me with quite a few 'soft focus' shots.
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
29 Dec 2012 7:18PM
Ahhh, a location where I bagged some 'bankers' and ones that have won me some competitions!

Great mono. I like the composition which works so well. I do think (IMO) that you could have raised the exposure in the foreground more. It just looks a little flat on my computer. Nothing you could do about the cranes of course, but I'd be tempted to clone them as they do draw attention away from the main subject.

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