A Ripe Crop...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...of Rape Seed, growing in Fife, Scotland. The fields are awash with this pungent crop, it's hard work walking amongst it, full of flies and the smell grabs your nostrils.

Tags: Scotland Rape seed Fife Landscape and travel

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30 May 2008 7:12AM
Lead in line works brilliantly - great sky too.

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30 May 2008 7:14AM
Excellent conversion Dougie
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 7:15AM
Excellent image. Love the sky and the beautiful presentation. Works well in mono.
Have a great weekend.
Marilyn x
30 May 2008 7:24AM
I am not really sure about the conversion Dougie - the hill at the back seems very dark and is only a big black lump. But well, that's me - I like to see the landscapes in their colourful beauty.
Perhaps the smell is not that overpowering in b/w? Smile

Have a good, dry weekend,
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
30 May 2008 7:33AM
Wot, no colour?? Smile

A bit of a departure from your usual, Doug. But good, all the same!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
30 May 2008 7:35AM
Makes a lovely mono Doug.Love the light and composition.
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
30 May 2008 7:45AM
Really, really like this. The sky and the rape convert very well and personally I think the black hills add to the contrast and finish the whole scene off.
I just wrote that before looking at the large version, large is excellent.

30 May 2008 7:55AM
Great details all around ,lovely conversion.
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
30 May 2008 8:59AM
great to see a shot of this in b&w... i agree with Phil as it was the dark hill in thumbnail that grabbed my attention
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
30 May 2008 9:13AM
Large is superb. There are some wonderful tones in there.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 May 2008 9:18AM
well there's a shot I'd never thought of - mono rape seeds Smile

goes against the grain, most people take these specifically for the yellowness of the fields, so lots of bronie points for originality

good sky and blob of blackness balance the flowery whiteness of the rape plants
MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
30 May 2008 9:23AM
Super mono, especially viewed LARGE for detail. The lead-in lines toward the strip of black hills works well.
donzer 12 25
30 May 2008 9:38AM
nice - I like it
woodrow 9 153 Scotland
30 May 2008 9:45AM
mono conversion of rape seed isn't something that i have seen or thought of! this has worked very well

the lead in thro clearing to distant dip in hills is great

well done

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
30 May 2008 9:49AM
Raw landscape Doug, love the mono conversion. Ron.
MikeA 11 1.3k England
30 May 2008 10:44AM
Lovely B&W, good shadow detail in the lead-in and foreground Dougie.

Got your drift with the ponies Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 11:58AM
Definitely Different - mono rape. Really brings out the textures within the field, balancing those of the clouds. And the dark horizon splitting them.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 May 2008 12:02PM
Refreshing to see a white version of rapeseed

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
30 May 2008 12:35PM
Like the tones and your lead in Dougie - great sky. Works well in B/W
Enjoy your weekend.
Regards Richard.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 12:38PM
When I first saw the thumbnail it was the lead-in track that I noticed first. I can imagine the colour; you have expressed texture here instead, very imaginitively.

When I catch sight of such a field I switch the car's air co. to recirculate; but by then the smell has already filtered in. Oh, well...

Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
30 May 2008 1:29PM
Great lead in ..... I still shave to shield my eyes from the intensity of the yellow ....even though it's in mono!!!!!!!!
Good shot.
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
30 May 2008 5:17PM
Would never have thought of doing a field of rape in mono, but it works really well.

How many times have I thought the same thought from a favourite spot of mine? Cheers Sue nice to hear from you.

Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
1 Jun 2008 12:49PM
It works Dougie..but like the coloured one better...

Dotrob 11 Wales
5 Jun 2008 10:50PM
Great conversion, Dougie, but I like the colour version best.
User_Removed 9 407 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 1:49PM
Stunning image, prefer this to the colour version.
Cheers Rick

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