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Scaleber Force

By martinl  
One from the archives. From a trip to the Dales in March last year, and the visit to Scaleber Force early on.

Tone Mapped from one image, and converted to mono in CS2.

See what you think, as my mono skills leave something to be desired!!

RAW ISO 100

Tags: Black and white Yorkshire dales Scaleber force Landscape and travel B and w

Voters: sut68, AlleyCatz, Retnyap and 159 more

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Comments


sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
13 Sep 2007 8:58AM
Can't see much wrong with at all mate ... methinks you are kidding us about your mono abilities Wink

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AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
13 Sep 2007 8:59AM
Yeah I agree with Paul.
Excellent conversion & image.


~Alley~
Retnyap 12 28
13 Sep 2007 8:59AM
good mono well composed and exposed.

Davey P.
wamp 11 276 8 England
13 Sep 2007 9:05AM
Really like the effect the mono has had on the water - looks very nice to me

Sean
Sep 10 1.3k England
13 Sep 2007 9:10AM
Excellent mono.
Great shot.
Joe
angej 12 477 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 9:11AM
Superb Martin, a shot to be very proud of me thinksSmile
Wouldn't be surprised if you got a HC or EC for this oneSmile)
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
13 Sep 2007 9:21AM
Brilliant mono Martin.Superb tones and detail.
Tom.
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
13 Sep 2007 9:22AM
very tasty, good comp martin I like the foreground branches
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 9:36AM
Thank you all. Your comments are most encouraging and much appreciated.
Nice thought Ange!!
Smile
Scott_Scot 12 4 4 Scotland
13 Sep 2007 9:47AM
Good initial shot but the mono conversion is well, ....


Superb!!!!! Smile

Love it

Scotty
Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 9:57AM
if your mono skills aren't there yet - god help the rest of us. Can't see anything wrong with this conversion. Spot on

Mark
13 Sep 2007 9:59AM
beautiful shot and superb conversion
cheers
MarkT 12 119 2 England
13 Sep 2007 10:01AM
Excellent conversion Martin, infact one of the best b/w images I’ve seen from here Wink

Mark.
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 10:05AM
Works well for me.
Nick
Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Sep 2007 10:44AM
Nice B/W image like the tones in this.
Well converted in my option.
R.
13 Sep 2007 10:56AM
Fantastic image
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 11:29AM
super martin
pacman 13 29 Ireland
13 Sep 2007 11:31AM
top class, looks fantastic in large version
13 Sep 2007 12:23PM
Fabulous composition and the treatment is perfect.

Simon
LesF 11 182 9
13 Sep 2007 1:12PM
Love the light in the top third, smashing image.

Les F
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 1:27PM
Thank you very much folks, you're very kind.
Smile
Pete67 10 10 England
13 Sep 2007 1:55PM
Think every one else has said it all. Just in case; excellent shot.

Pete M.
13 Sep 2007 2:14PM
Realy realy like this one.

John
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
13 Sep 2007 4:15PM
Worthy of an RC at least Martin. Wink

Chris
13 Sep 2007 4:27PM
Stunning capture

Graeme
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
13 Sep 2007 4:55PM
I see good tones through the entire range in the big version. Nicely composed too.

Patrick
dp 13 163 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 8:18PM
Go on Pete, stick the top badge on it long overdue!!


Dave
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 8:24PM
Thanks all.
LOL Dave. Everyone loves a trier!
Smile
dp 13 163 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 8:53PM
One day mate, one day. And no-one will scream louder than me when it happens (apart, possibly, than you!)

Dave
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 10:38PM
I have to agree with the top comment (Paul) that you are rather better at this than you suggest. Excellent clarity and comp and a very good conversion indeed!
Great shot. the effect on the water is fantastic
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
14 Sep 2007 9:10AM
A 'triffic conversion...smasher of a shot
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 7:11PM
Bloody Hell! Just came back for look, and wahey!!!! Many many thanks, my first EC. A moment to remember!
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Sep 2007 7:13PM
Your first?! (with such a portfolio?!)
Congrats!
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 7:17PM
Thanks Cole. Must admit, I'm over the moon!!
SmileSmileSmileSmile
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 7:49PM
Well done on the EC.

Andy...
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 7:58PM
Cheers Andy.
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 8:00PM
At Last!!! Very well done Martin, told you it was a good'un. Made up those few yards in style Smile
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
14 Sep 2007 8:06PM
I've been keeping my fingers crossed since I saw this one that it would get an EC, now I can feel my fingers again, congratualtions are in order matey,

Are you out tommorow morning anywhere?
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 8:17PM
Thank you you 2, much appreciated.

Yes, I am Rich, do you fancy a meet up?
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
14 Sep 2007 8:19PM
certainly do, where were you heading?
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 8:21PM
Just sent a PM, but I was fancying Mam Tor, Rushup or Edale for a change. Any thoughts
MikeH 12 217 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 8:56PM
Well done , Although I generally don't go for b+w this is excellent,
Mike
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Sep 2007 9:07PM
Congrats on the EC now mate too ... well deserved Wink
stevebutler 13 122 England
14 Sep 2007 9:16PM
Many congrats on the EC Martin. Great B&W treatment on a quality image. Well done.

Steve!
angej 12 477 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:23PM
told yaSmile) very well done Martin, Im chuffed for you.
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
14 Sep 2007 9:28PM
Congrats I'm pleased for you mate.


Chris
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:39PM
Thats a belter of a B&W shot Martin well worthy of an EC mate.
Glynn
edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:42PM
Well deserved award Martin.

Ed..
Simon_Palmer 11 759 11 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:45PM
That is lovely Martin, incredibly worthy of the EC too. Great work.

Simon
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:49PM
Smile congrats
a great shot and conversion!
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 10:09PM
Thanks all . Long time coming, but a great feeling all the same.
Smile
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
14 Sep 2007 10:54PM
Well done for the EC Martin, you deserve it.
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 11:36PM
Seen a LOT of shots of this place ... this is defnitiely up there with the best of em. This is one that any tog on here would be pleased to have taken IMHO.

Dan
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 7:57AM
well done mrtin, chuffed for you Smile
dp 13 163 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 8:30AM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss, just noticed the badge!! About time mate and really deserved! I am really happy for you.



Dave
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
15 Sep 2007 8:55AM
Just came back to say

"Congrats on a very well deserved EC"


Smile


~Alley~
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 10:34AM
Thank you all. Very much apprecaited.
Thanks Dan, that is a very nice thing to say.
Smile
dazzaman 11 631 England
15 Sep 2007 5:44PM
how did i miss this one,
thats fantastic martin.such a well deserved ec.
well done martin.

ps. have you come down from cloud 9 yet. LOL.

daz.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
15 Sep 2007 8:36PM
Superb and well done.
MarkT 12 119 2 England
16 Sep 2007 1:36PM
Congrats Martin - a well deserved EC Smile

Mark.
AntHolloway 12 168 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 5:30PM
Good job on the EC. The contrast of the smooth flow and sharp detail works well. I've found converting to monochrome on tone-mapped images can work really well as it keeps the detail without the distraction of highly saturated colours.

Ant.
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 8:46PM
Thank you all very much.
Just about Daz, just about!!
Smile
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
16 Sep 2007 9:36PM

Quote:martinl (e2 Member)

Posted: 3 Apr 2007 - 19:43

Lovely. Great conversion. I can't crack this B & W lark, so appreciate someone that has.

Martin



Just found this on one of my old uploads - seems you've cracked it. Wink
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 9:42AM
Cheers Kris. On this shot maybe!
Smile
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
17 Sep 2007 10:29AM
It's a brave move to post up a shot that's been seen so much in colour. Converted well and displaying a fine tonal range. Nice one!
Simon_Palmer 11 759 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 10:34AM
Huge grats Martin, thoroughly well deserved.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 10:35AM
Many congratulations on your EC and POTW, Martin. Both are richly deserved - this is exceptional.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 10:41AM
well done Martin Smile
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 10:51AM
Speechless!!
Many thanks Pete, and to everyone who's clicked and commented.
Smile Smile
skydivemike 12 47 Northern Ireland
17 Sep 2007 11:01AM
Many congrats on all you awards Smile

Mike
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
17 Sep 2007 11:03AM
Oh what fantastic news martin, well done on POTW
MarkT 12 119 2 England
17 Sep 2007 11:14AM
Excellent Martin - I bet you are chuffed to bits Smile

Mark.
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
17 Sep 2007 11:20AM
POTW now as well, can't be bad, well done Smile
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 11:22AM
Thank you. Yes, you could say that I am more than a little happy!! (understatement!!)
Smile
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
17 Sep 2007 11:30AM
Well done mate on POTW.

Chris
LesF 11 182 9
17 Sep 2007 1:09PM
Congrats on POTW Martin

Les F
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Sep 2007 1:11PM
Congrats!
EC and POTW come together...nothing can beat that.
Smile
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 2:05PM
Thanks very much folks.
You're right Cole!!
Smile
dionne 13 29 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 2:28PM
A top class conversion - the water looks like pure silk! Congrats on getting POTW! A very worthy winner!
jon gibbs 13 147 2
17 Sep 2007 2:51PM
top notch Martin-that canvas will look superb
jon
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
17 Sep 2007 2:56PM
Missed this until now Martin, like this than the usual colour ones.
John
garymcparland 10 338 3 Northern Ireland
17 Sep 2007 4:12PM
Congrats on all the awards. very much deserved, conversion looks fantastic.

Gary
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
17 Sep 2007 5:01PM
Lol - well cracked it seems.

Well done on POTW Martin.
GeoffP 12 130 Portugal
17 Sep 2007 5:09PM
Hi Martin

What an excellent image in every way - not much water when I was their yesterday. I bet this makes a first-class print.

Best Regards
Geoff
John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
17 Sep 2007 8:25PM
Not content with the long overdue EC then Martin... You have to go and get Photo of the Week. Many congratulation on a stunner,

John
Pegon 12 78 1 England
17 Sep 2007 8:33PM
A belting shot and an excellent conversion. Congratulations on the EC.
Pete.
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2007 8:34PM
Well done again Martin, in some style. Really pleased for you!! Smile
NeilM 11 England
17 Sep 2007 9:33PM
congratulations Martin, superb image that's been well worked.

Neil
User_Removed 13 524 England
17 Sep 2007 10:13PM
Both very well deserved awards in my book. Very nicely done sir.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
17 Sep 2007 10:58PM
Congrats on FOTW - well deserved.
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2007 8:57AM
Thanks very much everyone. Not stopped smiling sinceSmileSmileSmileSmile
shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2007 10:05AM
100 and congratulations Martin.
CAVALLO 11 3 Gibraltar
18 Sep 2007 10:57AM
101 and still going strong lol. Beautiful capture. Would love to see the colour version as well........
JennB 10 60 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2007 11:10AM
A fantastic shot, well worthy of the credit its got.
Jenn x
Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2007 1:31PM
Absolutely gorgeous Martin. Well worthy of POTW. Love the composition and water effect.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
18 Sep 2007 6:36PM
It'll do Martin - - congrats Smile

Fran x
MikeBonsall 11 474 3 Guernsey
20 Sep 2007 10:23AM
I was away when you posted this amazing shot Martin so would have missed it had it not been for the POTW.

As others have rightly said the composition and tonal range in the image are outstanding. The way you've kept the bright highlights under control is masterful.

Well done and many congatulations Smile

Mike
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
20 Sep 2007 10:30AM
can't add much more than Mike has said above!
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
20 Sep 2007 6:18PM
all been said already.......

Stunning work, Martin!

So well deserved POTW!

Jouko
22 Sep 2007 8:50AM
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I've seen in my life!! Makes me love photography so much more. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2007 8:11PM
Fantastic image and well done.


Mo.
Cole 13 53 16 England
23 Sep 2007 9:32PM
enough to rival Ansel Adams
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2007 11:18PM
Many many thanks to one and all
Smile
dp 13 163 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2007 6:30PM
Photo of the Week!! Well done and huge congrats. Thats gonna look great on your wall, just looking at mine and they really do a great job.

Dave
clint1978 10 13 Gibraltar
27 Sep 2007 10:59PM
Impressive! Great silky effect on the water.
Abbi 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 5:46PM
Wow, dad, looks better on our lounge wall though, you weren't going to put it on bet your glad you did now!

abi

xx
gareth01422 9 213 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 10:28PM
awersome
Simply beautiful.
Tanya
27 Dec 2007 12:30PM
stunning image looks great in b/w nice work. andys0707
Stunning!
Great!
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2008 1:54PM
Just lime to say a big thank you to everyone who commented and clicked this image. Really appreciate your time.

Smile
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Feb 2008 1:59PM
Just stumbled upon this.
Wow!
This is a brilliant image, beautifully handled. Well done.
Bill
9 Apr 2008 6:47PM
STUNNING SHOT LOVE THE B/W
RobboB Plus
10 125 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 7:20PM
WOW!
C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
17 May 2008 7:01PM
Superbly taken and presented, like the variety within the falls...
jonfx 9
24 May 2008 12:21AM
Excellent!!! love the fusion of the frozen dreamlike effects and the
impending reality of the rocks in the background>>
in short ..description beyond articulation..brilliant
sandyd 10 Scotland
24 May 2008 12:57AM
Love this shot love the falls in the middle section...

Sandy
5 Aug 2008 3:37PM
nothing wrong with your mono skills!
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 4:26PM
If your mono skills leave a lot to be desired, then I mine are non-starters! I picked this image from your pf to look at more closely before I'd registered the EC + PW - I was attracted by the almost abstract quality of the composition, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm off to have a look around, now (I'm already familiar with your website in the big wide world). I may be some time...
TeeCee 8 4 Scotland
13 Feb 2009 9:39AM
Stunning image - just to add to all the above - took me ages to scroll thru the comments !! - fantastic shot - fantastic pf - Tom
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 5:43PM
Well exposed with great mono tones.

Phil.
Bexi_l 9 3
28 Oct 2009 8:36PM
great pic uncle martin, looks good on the wall

from steph(not bex)

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