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Glorious Battlefield...col

By Scottishlandscapes requested and promised the colour version of this scene.

Tags: Scotland East lothian Landscape and travel

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3 Jan 2014 10:12AM
Both versions are rather lovely, Dougie.
I think I might lean towards the black & white, though not deviating too far from the vertical.


P.S. And I see you've a colour mug shot to go with it! How distinguished you look.

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mitchellhatpeg 15 205 1
3 Jan 2014 10:13AM
A lovely shot with great lighting and composition. I never thought I'd see a location shot in in Scotland that looked so much like the Lincolnshire Wolds! Best wishes, Simon.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 10:13AM
Awwww, yes! Nothing against the mono version you posted some days ago - but... yes, colour is holding a lot more life and warmth.
B E A U T I F U L !!!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Jan 2014 10:19AM
Having switched back to the B and W version, I feel my sympathies lie more with the coloured version, esp. so as when I look out the window today, all is grey and colourless, wet, windy, drench +++ so the colour is so welcome.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
3 Jan 2014 10:45AM
a beauty ..
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 10:55AM
Beautiful in colour too Dougie.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 11:35AM
The colour is beautiful, Dougie, but I prefer the mono none the less. Given your title the mood of this one is perhaps a little benign.
Of course, it's the people who make war, not the landscape . . . .
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 11:39AM
As a place that cannot I guess be separated from its history, b&w works better for me.
But the tones in the grasses are gloriously sharp and acerbic.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 11:50AM
I love the colour in the fields and sky indicating a fine summer's day, but for drama the mono wins the day.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 12:31PM
Both Star
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Jan 2014 1:40PM
Colour for me Dougie.
And I noticed your new avatar pic too.
Puts me in mind of a High Court judge I had dealings with in the past !!
3 Jan 2014 1:52PM
Vibrant colours, such a contrast to today's weather, probably worse for you up there! The blue/ yellow combination always works well.

Thanks your comment the other day - it's good to be back!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 2:10PM
Love it!! really love it Dougie, the colour is so rich and the grass just sways
and the lone tree, and those little hedge trees on the horizon...perfect
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
3 Jan 2014 2:13PM
They are both so good. Thank you for letting us see this one as well...I can't decide between the two, but the mono might just have the edge for me. Ann.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
3 Jan 2014 2:37PM
I will go with the colour Dougie.
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 2:43PM
Wonderful colours, comp and light.
Great shot.
Cheesey Smile.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Jan 2014 3:49PM
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 3:58PM
An image with loads of clout, the contrasting colour adding to the appeal and beauty...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 4:59PM
Beautiful landscape.

3 Jan 2014 5:13PM
Wonderful landscape!
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
3 Jan 2014 6:11PM
Colour for me Dougie, like this a lot, rich summer colours against a magnificent sky.

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 11:18PM
This represents the best in landscape photography. A simple scene which many would not observe, but which becomes a work of art when carefully composed within the frame. No excessive processing, because none is needed to make this the perfect little picture that it is. A genuine joy to view.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 7:13AM
This is beautiful and a really well balanced composition. I had not seen the mono the other day and have just looked, I did not think it could have improved on this, but it does and is a superb conversion.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 8:25AM
cracking light dougie a stunner Wink
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
4 Jan 2014 9:48AM
I concur with IanFlindt, Dougie.
As for comparing the two versions, I prefer not to, enjoying each in its own right.

Thanks to all for the ind comments on my image.

A very special Thank You to Ian Flindt for his User Award and his thoughtful comment.

MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
4 Jan 2014 10:22AM
Beautifully composed 'lone tree' image - love it.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 4:54PM
Lovely shot !!.....the color version has a little more impact & warmth for me !

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