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By pfheyes  
I thought this worked better as a mono. I tried to exercise some restraint with the toning on this one. Appreciate your thoughts on it. Smile

Thanks for looking,


EDIT - It's definitely best seen LARGE, especially on V2. Smile

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: andy210966, BillyGoatGruff, Imagephotographics and 10 more

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andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
8 Jan 2010 10:58AM
Works for me Peter!

BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
8 Jan 2010 11:10AM
Another brilliant shot, Pete!

Superb composition and exposure.

I think that you could perhaps go a little further with the levels (and possibly curves) to bring the highlights in snow and clouds a bit closer to white, and generally expand the tonal range.
In comparison to the colour shots, this doesn't quite reach their brilliance and sense of pristine whiteness.
Probably just adjusting the white and black points would restore the inherent "sparkle." Although I do think that a slight contrast boost wouldn't hurt. Just keep an eye on the histogram to avoid the ever present danger of burn-out/block-up.

Wish I had the nerve to visit such high places!

All the best,

8 Jan 2010 11:18AM
Beautiful image - works really well in mono !

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 11:40AM
Thanks for the feedback, peeps.

Hi Bill - thanks for the shout re: the highlights. I'll have another go later and upload it as an alternative version, and we'll see how it looks.


BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
8 Jan 2010 12:02PM
Looking forward to it, Pete!

accipiter 12 61 England
8 Jan 2010 4:30PM
Beautiful mono. A
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 4:33PM
Thanks guys.
CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 11:48AM
As regards pushing the highlights a bit more, yes - it is subtle, but effective. It makes the vital difference for me in this shot.

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