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Blaven Birch...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...These trees have been here for many years and I've shot many images showing the colours and distance from Blaven in the BG. It was a crystal day on Skye and I decided to use the light for a monochrome image.

***Thanks to all for the comments yesterday on Slack Tide...and especially to Andylea for his user award.


Tags: Scotland Skye Highlands Elgol Isle of skye Lochaber Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Apr 2013 10:17AM
Excellent ! A stunning photo !

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:18AM
Stunningly beautiful and so very suited to monochrome Dougie

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColinEJ 11 21 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:36AM
This is just stunning.

Three trees and on a diagonal is great composition to start with, but throw in the side lighting, the wee house in the gap and the slightly out of focus mountains as a backdrop and you have great picture.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
10 Apr 2013 10:38AM
Superb!! Stunning image!!
Beautiful photo..extremely well composed and I love how the little house has been framed between the trees.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:06AM
You don't often post mono landscapes for our enjoyment but they are invariably top-drawer images where the black and white points the excellence of the composition without distraction.
Here the falling line of the tree tops echoes the line of the ridge as well as framing the house while the bare trees revel in their structure, enhanced by the light glinting off their bark.
Sheer delight.
10 Apr 2013 11:13AM
Nice to enjoy the image along with you Bill and my sincere thanks for your Award, I was wondering if you would like this even as I setup the tripod.

Dougie GrinGrinGrin

Thanks to all for the comments and I hope you all enjoy my further efforts from the Misty Isle.
HPalin 10 30 Finland
10 Apr 2013 11:17AM
Great comp and tones!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:24AM
brilliant detail and tones dougie works so well in mono a stunner nice one Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:48AM
Yes, I saw this on Bill's screen just now, we were admiring it together.
I'm seeing quite a relationship here. The two trees on the left having a heated discussion, the third smaller one standing looking away, arms folded.
Lovely strong bright b&w.
10 Apr 2013 12:07PM
That's Mum & Da having an argument while the wee lass plays with her hulla hoop.
I like the title change Moira.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 12:43PM
gotta be the best landscape I seen for a long time ........
10 Apr 2013 12:54PM
Cheers for that Barbara.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Apr 2013 1:34PM
Beautifully composed image. I can imagine you thinking, AHA! when you seen this site. The light on the trees is so beautiful. And it makes me want to know who lives in that house in this lovely part of the world.......Sandy
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Apr 2013 1:38PM
delightful Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Apr 2013 2:44PM
This would be special Dougie if you just straightened the foreground land up a bit. It appears on my screen to be sliding down hill a bit
Absolute perfection.

Awkward coot.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Apr 2013 3:04PM
Tree combination Dougie.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 Apr 2013 3:18PM
Like the light and details in this fine mono image Dougie
Regards Richard
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 3:25PM
Stunning Dougie
I'll have to try that Danny.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 5:06PM
Terrific shot !!!! the tight focusing on the trees, & that gorgeous backdrop.....near 3D quality too !!.....impressive !!!!
10 Apr 2013 5:11PM
The trees are so strong, the background such a great contrast Dougie!
Thanks for your comment on my train window, it's always good to have comments!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 5:31PM
It is nearly 3D quality as Keith says. The house is positioned so well behind those beautiful trees and I do like the conversion to mono.
I agree about the strong light last week - some days it was really bright, but what a wonderful ten days after all the grey skies we've had in the south. I even got up at dawn on a couple of days.
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 6:42PM
A fabulous line of trees in enhancing light. I like your focussing and the delightfully framed cottage.

10 Apr 2013 8:11PM
A beautiful shot so well-suited to mono and perfectly composed. Top work, Dougie
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:28PM
Superlative photography Dougie. Beautiful light and a faultless composition. Has the feel of a medium format image with that square crop.
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 10:39PM
excellent shot,love itSmile
10 Apr 2013 11:05PM
Jeremy Many Thanks for your User Award, it's always a great pleasure to receive an award from a fellow photographer.
People know that horseshoes are for good luck, none better than a farrier up close and personal with the shoes.
Thanks Again
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:17PM
Excellent mono, I love the way the trees stand out.Smile

11 Apr 2013 12:23AM
Wow, a stunning mono, has lovely depth and tone........a fantastic image.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 Apr 2013 8:09PM
A great depth with perfect light on the birches

Peter, thanks very much for your UA, much appreciated.

madshutter 6 13 United States
14 Apr 2013 2:45PM
What a lovely place this is! I especially like the way you included the house in the backgroundSmile
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 4:00PM
Strikingly clear, works very well in b/w.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
15 Apr 2013 7:55AM
...that is one tip top mono image
Tobytoes 5 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 8:48AM
Superb picture, I love it. We are coming up to Scotland for 4 weeks soon so hope to get the odd good snap!

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