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Grazely Mill

By OMG  
I have led with the mono conversion of Grazley Mill which looks as it did in the 19th Century and I have tried to give it that feel.

The original colour version is shown as a variant and I bet most of you will prefer it Smile

Worth viewing large if you have time.

Many thanks to everyone for your kind comments and I would also like to thank Lesley for her "Cats Whiskers" award for my "Ripe for restoration" shot.

Tags: General Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: Trout_Man, GERRYGENTRY, RonnieAG and 25 more

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Trout_Man 14 1 30 Wales
12 Nov 2009 11:49PM
Very nice capture and composition, mono for me Smile Geoff.
12 Nov 2009 11:58PM
yup mono !
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 11:58PM
Lovely image. Beautiful composition. I agree that the monochrome version has a lot more character and appeal.
mudge 20 1.0k 75 England
13 Nov 2009 12:46AM
Definately V1 for me!
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
13 Nov 2009 7:24AM
well for one i'm surprised cos i prefer v1.lesley
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Nov 2009 12:08PM
A very beautiful scene, Derek, and I do generally prefer colour images to mono. However, due to the dull weather, the sky looks a bit bland in the colour version (though I still really like it), but the mono treatment works very well on this subject and you've processed it beautifully, the sky looks better, and it does have that '19th century' feel to, I'm going for V1 as my fave!
TrevB Smile
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
13 Nov 2009 3:52PM
Great capture Derek. Your mono treatment on V1 is really first class and suits the subject so well.
OMG 14 51 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 4:51PM
Thank you all very much for your kind remarks and for surprising me LOL
Even the dedicated colour people seem to prefer it!
SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
13 Nov 2009 5:14PM
Mono for me. Really suits this subject. I'm a fan of this effect myself.
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 7:08PM
I do like V1 but on seeing V2 gonna stick with this one
Ayelet_A 14 11 3 Israel
14 Nov 2009 11:00AM
V1 for me - like the atmosphere and postcard look achieved.

dmhuynh72 15 47 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 7:39AM
beautiful mono conversion in v1.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2277 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 6:30PM
I would normally go for the colour version, but the sky is burnt out, and there is no evidence of that in V1, so I am going for that one. I like it anyway, lol.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
16 Nov 2009 10:02PM
mono is excellent Derek, very well done
FeatherFriend 15 38 217 England
16 Nov 2009 10:44PM
Both superb in their own right Derek, I'm not a lover of BW but this one is stunning,
CherryMartin 15 10 United States
19 Nov 2009 3:31PM
wow, I thought it was an old time photo, great job.
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 1:28AM
well v1 for me for sure, it really suits the work you have done here.

lovely pov to this great building

gary_d 15 576 13 Wales
23 Nov 2009 11:01PM
Sorry had no time to comment earlier but this is worthy of one, I like the original V2 but just love the treatment in V1, very well worked. - gary
MickS 18 23 14 England
12 Dec 2009 9:52PM
Watcha Derek,
excellent, interesting vignette, light rather than dark, certainly works. V1 for me.
fatherpie 14 18 12 England
13 Dec 2009 7:52PM
FAB Old Man Smile
A favourite

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