The Dark Loch...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...Lochan Dubh it's correct name and I thought I should post The Black Lochan as monochrome, it's all about the composition now without the colour.

Tags: Scotland Arisaig Morar Landscape and travel South morar

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30 Jul 2008 7:28AM
Excellent image

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johnjrp Plus
12 432 5 Australia
30 Jul 2008 7:31AM
Looks great in b&w Doug. Bring the clouds out more. John
10 18 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 7:35AM
Fab mono Doug.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Jul 2008 7:36AM
Superb mono image Doug.Top notch.
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
30 Jul 2008 8:02AM

Dark & with a lot of atmosphere!Great shot dougie!I would hate to go here alone in the dark.
30 Jul 2008 8:20AM
Dark and moody Dougie, just brilliant.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
30 Jul 2008 8:22AM
And the compositon is great

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
30 Jul 2008 8:24AM
From beauty to forbodingDougie.An excellent conversion.
LesF Plus
10 182 9
30 Jul 2008 8:24AM
Liking the comp and the mono conversion Dougie

MalcolmM Plus
11 626 5 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 8:40AM
Suitably dark & moody. Fine mono.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
30 Jul 2008 8:49AM
Like your composition and the details in this - great tones too - first class mono Dougie - well captured and converted.
Regards Richard.
pennyspike Plus
13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:10AM
I like the way you have converted this Dougie. If you don't mind sharing, which conversion method did you use?
Fantastic mono, well done.
I use PS CS3 and channel mixer, hope it helps Penny.
jdenman Plus
8 18 5 Spain
30 Jul 2008 9:52AM
Beautiful image.
BigCol Plus
15 1.8k 1 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 9:53AM

Quote:it's all about the composition now
and the interplay between light and shade.....

nicely done, though possibly a touch dark? Could just be my work monitor though. Wink
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 11:16AM
Staggeringly good composition, Dougie - not just the clouds and the reflections but the way the reflected clouds are continued by those little wispy bits of foliage in the very foreground.

Very close indeed with your bet on my photo: we had just walked up from the Grass Market onto the Royal Mile, on the corner of Upper Bow and Lawnmarket. I've just had to check the map Smile

Guillaume Plus
10 119 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 11:35AM
Excellent mono. Glad to be #30.
CathyI Plus
12 344 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 11:49AM
Dark indeed! Just right for a B&W conversion, and the conversion is just right!
VintageRed Plus
11 15 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 12:22PM
...and a good composition too. A stand-out shot Douglas.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1550 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 12:35PM
All about the composition, definitely. Mono reflections - not done very often but it works here.
30 Jul 2008 1:31PM
First Class mono Landscape.Thoroughly enjoyed this.
phillips Plus
10 69 2 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 2:00PM
Tons of impact.

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
30 Jul 2008 4:17PM
A fine image....certainly an image that stands out ...good stuff Doug
30 Jul 2008 5:15PM
Like the work Dougie..but like your shot in colour best...

User_Removed 10 407 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 5:25PM
Stunning image, great mono
30 Jul 2008 6:01PM
Fantastic composition. The whole scene has a really scary effect! Love it.
toonboy Plus
12 75 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 7:05PM
Beautiful conversion Doug

Regards Ken
woodrow Plus
9 153 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 11:10PM
lovely reflections and striking conversion; good composition too

i must go to this area soon..

great work Dougie

30 Jul 2008 11:28PM
Yeah, this really looks dark Dougie,

Hope you are well,
31 Jul 2008 8:06AM
This is an excellent picture and one I thought deserved my award. Trish.
Morning Trish thanks very much for your award, very kind indeed.

1 Aug 2008 12:35PM
Looks superb in b/w, Dougie.

Quote:Morning Trish thanks very much for your award, very kind indeed.


Your welcome, I thought it stood out in the crowd of the gallery and I have now added you to my favorites, I'll keep watching for one as good. Trish.
Camairish Plus
11 1.4k Scotland
2 Aug 2008 7:50PM
A beautiful study of a lovely spot - drama by the bucketful here, excellent work.


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