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Wuthering Heights

By Nick_w      
When at the Ingleton falls a couple of weeks ago, I noticed this tree high above, quite an exhausing climb, and one twisted ankle later I managed to capture this.

The light really wasn't quite as I'd hoped so, I thought why not convert to mono ...for a change Wink

On a different note I've been having problems with the sharpness of the 10-20 ever since I had my "replacement" I was just going to get it re-calibrated by Sigma when I stumbled on the lens calibration feature on the D300.. It needed a -13 (from a scale of -20 to +20) confirming what I had thought for some time some serious back focusing.

Anyway let me know what you think.

Tags: General Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: MikefromEbbw, mikepearce, DeSilver and 71 more

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15 Nov 2009 12:30PM
Great mono and tree

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15 Nov 2009 12:34PM
very powerful mono
sherring Plus
10 46 13 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 12:39PM
Very Nice Image. Suits B&W perfectly.

fazzer Plus
8 54 7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 12:46PM
Great shot
MikeH Plus
13 217 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 12:47PM
A good subject for b+w Nick . A well togged tree and you have emphasised the wildness really well , a gritty image.
15 Nov 2009 12:51PM
Beautiful mono work... Stunning shot.
Wooly Plus
12 112 4 England
15 Nov 2009 12:53PM
Makes an excellent mono Nick.

ringyneck Plus
11 315 18 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 1:07PM
Bit of a different take on "THAT" tree...I like it...


Re: calibration...thanks for the 2 Signas are at Sigma at the moment and have been suffering from back that will be useful to know when I get the diagnosis.
Great image & title

GillR Plus
10 71 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 1:40PM
Wonderfully atmospheric shot, great title too.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1855 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 2:25PM
Cathy's over the brow of the hill searching for Heathcliff. Terrific sense of place.
15 Nov 2009 2:30PM
Excellent mono composition with good detail and tones Smile Geoff.
15 Nov 2009 2:38PM
Great subject,Great tone's,Great composition,Great filing!!!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
15 Nov 2009 3:27PM
Super mono.
15 Nov 2009 4:28PM
stunning mono
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 4:33PM
Thanks everyone
fraser Plus
14 631 14 Scotland
15 Nov 2009 4:51PM
A very fine image.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 5:02PM
Thanks Fraser
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Nov 2009 5:09PM
Well, I think it's a very striking mono, Nick, a super quality image. Excellent stuff.
TrevB Smile
15 Nov 2009 5:11PM
Beautiful clarity, textures and tone.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
15 Nov 2009 5:11PM
like it Nick, shots like this always make great monos so i think you made the right choice. Interested to read the issues about the calibration and the Sigma. I have the same setup and have oft thought my shots looked a little soft. Will have a look at this later, is there any particular way of setting up and taking test shots to try this out ?

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 5:21PM
Thanks Trevor, Dave & Daniel.
Dave I've sent you a PM with how I did it - If its helpful I could write it up for EPZ with accompanying photo's, would anyone be interested ?
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
15 Nov 2009 5:33PM
Have replied mate, i think your suggestion is a cracking idea especially for idiots like me

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 5:58PM
I will Dave ..right anyone know how to go about it submitting / putting one together?
LesF Plus
11 182 9
15 Nov 2009 6:42PM
About time you did a mono for a change seems ages since the last one LOL
Good news about the lens / camera issue Nick

Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Nov 2009 6:53PM
A fine mono Nick...the old tree looks a litlle battered.Well taken.
15 Nov 2009 7:15PM
great shot,

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 7:19PM
Thanks Les, Tom & Pawel
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
15 Nov 2009 7:53PM
Looks good to me Nick, great mono.

Great shot and well named.
martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 9:50PM
Yup, I like it. A worthy conversion to mono Smile
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
15 Nov 2009 10:03PM
Thanks Darren, Bombolini & Martin
dclarke5 Plus
14 147 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 8:28PM
A classic shot. All the better for monochrome.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
16 Nov 2009 11:42PM
Superb composition and conversion Nick, love the title too! I would definately be interested in any info re the Sigma and set up!

Sarah *
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
17 Nov 2009 10:25PM
Great mono image Nick - well composed and processed.
Regards Richard.
C_Daniels Plus
13 399 10 England
19 Nov 2009 2:36PM
Looks great in mono Nick and the dark upper corners add some mood to the sky and compliment the shape of the tree. I think the image could be taken even further by the addition of someone leaning back against the tree's trunk, either reading something or gazing towards the horizon...?
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
19 Nov 2009 7:41PM
Thanks Caleb Smile
A well taken and processed picture, you captured the bleak mood and beauty of the place.

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